Off and Running: Establishing and Maintaining an Online Course in Speech-Language Pathology Online instruction offers the potential to deliver high-quality education in courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Some of the benefits of online teaching for course instructors include directing students to current and relevant Web sites and providing opportunities for students to collaborate and engage in critical thinking. Forsyth (2001, ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2007
Off and Running: Establishing and Maintaining an Online Course in Speech-Language Pathology
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  • Jennifer Campion Friberg
    Illinois State University Normal, IL
  • Jean Sawyer
    Illinois State University Normal, IL
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Professional Issues & Training / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2007
Off and Running: Establishing and Maintaining an Online Course in Speech-Language Pathology
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2007, Vol. 10, 9-12. doi:10.1044/ihe10.1.9
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, June 2007, Vol. 10, 9-12. doi:10.1044/ihe10.1.9
Online instruction offers the potential to deliver high-quality education in courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Some of the benefits of online teaching for course instructors include directing students to current and relevant Web sites and providing opportunities for students to collaborate and engage in critical thinking.
Forsyth (2001, p. 23) describes online learning as the “emerging paradigm,” wherein learning on the part of both students and instructors is driven by course content augmented by personal reflection. To this end, students who may be reluctant to participate in a traditional classroom setting gain the advantage of being able to make thoughtful comments in writing (Brown & Green, 2003). Further, online courses offer students flexibility in scheduling and may help graduate students in speech-language pathology balance coursework and clinical practica. In addition, the online course can be marketed by university programs as continuing education for practicing clinicians in the community.
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