Every course should be designed for online delivery: Opinion

November 5, 2020
Postsecondary institutions should design courses so they can be offered both online and in-person, writes Joshua Kim. The author writes that structuring courses for online delivery increases resiliency, enabling courses to pivot to remote offering if necessary. This design also increases flexibility in allowing courses to be offered at different times or through hybrid delivery methods. The author argues that the quality of courses also increases if instructors work with instructional designers to create engaging courses. Additionally, Kim says that designing courses as online courses improves extensibility, enabling institutions to repackage courses into alternative credential programs. “Even if the original use is face-to-face,” writes Kim, “courses born online lend themselves to transformation for alternative online offerings.” Inside Higher Ed (International)