Design and Delivery: Embracing Instructor Responsibility in the Online Communication Course

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Fall 2015


This manuscript describes the important of providing communication course instructors with training focused on cultivating instructor responsibility. Instructor ownership of creating and delivering pedagorgically sound courses in an online learning environment is an important but often overlooked concept in online course design. Ultimately, courses should incorporate sound assessment and instructors should be committed to continued refinement of online learning pedagory. This essay offers relevant principles for assessing online communication courses and creating assignments that encourage experiential learning and engage the 21st century learner.