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2. Good practice in undergraduate online education: encourages contacts between students and faculty develops reciprocity and cooperation among students uses active learning techniques gives prompt feedback emphasizes time on task communicates high expectations respects diverse talents and ways of learning. Chickering, A., & Ehrmann, S.C., (1996). 3. the world!Im the king ofGartners hype cycle http://ukcle.typepad.com/digital_directions/2010/09/hype-cycle-for-education-2010.htmlStep 1: Know why youre going online 4. Step 2: PlanLearning Assessments Activities FeedbackoutcomesTechnologiesTimeSkillsSupport 5. Step 3: Design 6. Step 4: Be interactive 7. Step 4: Be interactive Use the random glossary block to have a changing display of facts 8. Step 4: Be interactive Use the quiz results function to display best scores 9. Step 4: Be interactive Use the lesson function to increase studentchoice, improve layout and create conditionalactivities 10. Step 4: Be interactiveWork smarter with PowerPoint using Captivate orother elearning softwares 11. Step 5: Be authentic 12. http://puterilearningjournal.blogspot.com/2010_09_01_archive.htmlStep 6: Watch, listen and learn! 13. The truth about 6 simple steps 14. ReferencesAxmann, M (2007) Project student rescue: Online learning facilitation in higher education to improve retention rates for students. In E.McKay (Ed.), Enhancing learning through human computer interaction (pp.43-56). IDEA Group: HersheyBlin, F. & Munro, M. (2008). Why hasnt technology disrupted academics teaching practices? Understanding resistance to change throughthe lens of activity theory. Computers & Education 50 (2), 475-490Chickering, A., & Ehrmann, S.C., (1996). Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever. AAHE Bulletin, October, 3-6.Dougiamas, M. (n.d.). Pedagogy. Retrieved November 24, 2009, from Moodle.org: www.moodle.orgGilbert, C. (2009). The annual report of Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Education, Childrens services and skills 2008/09. Ofsted: LondonDougiamas, M. (2002). Interpretive analysis of an internet-based course. Research and Development in Higher Education: QualityConversations. Perth: HERDSA.Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M., & Jones, K. (2009). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysisand Review of Online Learning Studies. Washington: U.S. Department of Education.Rice, W. (2010). Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques. Birmingham: Packt.Rogers, Carl R. (1986). Carl Rogers on the Development of the Person-Centered Approach. Person-Centered Review, 1 (3), 257-259Singh, H. (2003). Building Effective Blended Learning Programs. Educational Technology, 51-54.Slater, N. (2008). A learning environment needs to be flexible and adaptable, so that it can quickly respond to the needs of the participantswithin it. Educause, 9-12.