Studying The Development of A Model for Online Learning At A Higher Education Institution Affected By Geographical and Financial Constraints
This paper reports a study on the development of a curricular model for online courses at a peripheral university. The study is specifically focused on the moment when the model was, for the first time, adopted by more than one instructor. A methodology based on curriculum design research was used for testing the implementation of Prototype 3 of the model at that same moment. Accordingly, a try-out approach to the evaluation of the prototype was carried out. In the context of such try-out, a questionnaire on student satisfaction was applied, in order to provide data that allows for the evaluation of some aspects of the model’s practicality and effectiveness. Findings have shown that student satisfaction is high, which suggests that the model is adequate to the context.
Keywords- Curriculum Design Research, Higher Education, MAPE Model, Online Learning.