1. A good online course must be driven by doing, not by listening; ask students to try to accomplish something they don’t know how to do and help them do it. To do this you must build “goal based scenarios” with built in expert help A.
2. You cannot be the only expert in the room. You must find experts an record them (or provide short readings) so they can pop up as needed when a student is lost. You need to be there as needed as well. And the other students can serve can provide just in time help as well. Don’t attempt to recreate the classroom. You want students to talk to each other.
3. There can be no tests. Only goals and the possibility that the students can achieve the goal set out for them.
4. Get over theory. Professors love to teach theories, usually because they have had no real world practice themselves. Stop building your courses around theory.
5. Make it fun.