Online Learning

  • Florence Martin
  • Anthony Karl Betrus


This chapter will review the development of digital media used for Online Learning. We will provide an overview of the various delivery methods for online learning to frame the context in which the materials will be used. Then we will discuss the common features of various lecture capture tools used to create digital materials for online learning. We will provide an overview of the characteristics and features of various Learning Management Systems (LMS) and various Synchronous Online Tools that allow users to interface with the materials and interact with the instructor other learners. We will also provide an overview of relative advantages and disadvantages of using third party tools and Open Educational Resources (OER) to enhance online learning environments. Finally, we will discuss how design standards influence the creation and integration of digital learning materials in online environments.


Online delivery methods Digital media features Digital media creation standards Digital media tools Open educational resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florence Martin
    • 1
  • Anthony Karl Betrus
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at PotsdamPotsdamUSA

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