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Designing Principles for Creating Effective Web-Based Learning Resources in the Geosciences
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Before You Begin


Before you put any effort into developing an online educational resource, there are some questions that should be answered.

  1. Search First
    Has someone else done it? Would you be duplicating work that has already been done if you develop this resource?
  2. Learning Goals
    What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want your students to learn?
  3. Distance vs. "Network" learning
    What issues are involved in creating a Distance Learning opportunity that are different from developing an in-class activity that is on-line?












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