California Community Colleges Curriculum

Distance Education

The number of online course offerings continues to grow across all segments of education. Curriculum development and management of distance education courses often presents some unique challenges beyond those of traditional face-to-face classes. For example, in addition to all of the core requirements for Course Outlines of Record, faculty who wish to teach a course online must also determine how to establish and document regular and effective contact, ensure accessibility of all online resources and materials, and verify legitimate student attendance in the online environment. Many faculty also have great interest in exploring best pedagogical practices to promote student success and retention in online courses. The following are some resources that may be particularly useful: