As we've been planning this event, I've been thinking a lot about course revisions at ELI. I know that some of you keep your courses the same semester to semester, only doing a revision when your course is peer reviewed or when a new textbook comes out. Others of you tweak your courses regularly. In some cases, you do that working with ELI, and in others, you make changes without telling us about them.
I would like to better understand how you feel about course revisions in your online courses, and I'd appreciate your comments on any/all of the following questions:
- How does what you do with revising your ELI courses (in terms of frequency, nature/breadth of changes, etc.) compare with what you do in revising your campus courses? What do you think explains the difference, if there is one?
- What things prevent you from making revisions to your ELI courses? (Technology skills? ELI policies or processes that deter you? Time? Lack of interest?)
- If you tend to make changes without working with ELI, why? If you tend to make changes and generally do work with ELI on them, why?
- What could ELI do to help you keep your courses current, high quality, and exciting for your students?