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Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development, 2nd Edition by Robin M. Smith

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PREFACE

I developed an online biology course with the laboratory in 1997, which was an exciting new experience for me. However, until the course began, I didn't fully comprehend what it might mean to my students. This realization is what changed my career from that of a faculty member teaching in the life sciences to an instructional designer, workshop facilitator, and administrator committed to making higher education accessible to students within their current life situation.

This experience during my first semester teaching online changed my career. Perhaps you've encountered similar students. The names have been changed.

Steven and his wife, Jenny, have three children: Drew, age five; Seth, three; and Jessica, eighteen months. Steven, ...

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