Article:  Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model!

Dear Commons Community,

I was just notified by Jill Buban, Senior Director of Research & Innovation at the Online Learning Consortium, that my article, “Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model”, was the Online Learning Journal‘s 6th most downloaded article in 2016.  Below is the abstract.  If you are interested in this topic, it will be featured this week at the OLC website.  You can access and download it at: 



Abstract:  Planning for Online Education: A Systems Model

The purpose of this article is to revisit the basic principles of technology planning as applied to online education initiatives. While not meant to be an exhaustive treatment of the topic, the article is timely because many colleges and universities are considering the development and expansion of online education as part of their planning activities. The article suggests that purposeful planning is key to the successful implementation of online education as opposed to disruption or radical transformation that may be damaging to an institution’s culture.


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