Developing a Distance-Learning Program

Marguerite Neita, Ph.D.

October 31, 2007

Video Segments

  1. Should you develop a DL program?
  2. Who will participate in your DL program?
  3. What kind of instruction can you offer?
  4. How can you assess student learning?
  5. How can you create a learner-centered DL course?


In this video, Allied Health professor Marguerite Neita explains how to set up a distance-learning program. Drawing upon her department’s experience, she explores the reasons for launching distance-learning programs. Then she describes the students and faculty who participate in such programs and the type of instruction faculty can deliver online. She also discusses ways to assess student learning in the online environment, including how to discourage cheating and ensure that students complete clinical work. Finally, showing examples from her own Blackboard course site, she explains how faculty can create learner-centered courses in a distance-learning program.