Instructional Qualities for Web Based Learning


“In the industrial age we went to school, in the communications age the school comes to us".




Introduction and Concepts in Distance learning

What is distance learning

Explanation of Various Terms.

Glossary of Web Based learning


Practical self experience with Distance Learning?

Difference between Distance Education and Correspondence Courses

 Can skill oriented courses be covered by DE?

Technologies used in distant education

Instructional Qualities for Web Based Learning

Challenges of Web-based Learning

DE in providing medical education to non traditional students

Teacher and student qualities for distance education

Assignment - Preparation of Distance Learning Module

Evaluation of Distance Learning

Advantages and Disadvantages of e-Learning

Famous quotes

Discussion end- Compliments from Sir & Friends

Summary - Distance Learning


I think one important component we should discuss is how to prepare the material for distance learning and how to use it
If I remember correctly it was your curriculum innovation project for FAIMER. I did not understand it much then, as to how you applied the method in the classroom setting!

Sanjay Bedi
Good question Navneet .We teachers are more comfortable when someone asks a question.
I have used an email group to interconnect the class. This a method by which all students email addresses are linked to a single address to which when an email is sent it goes to entire class. Basically I used a google group.  Basically it is similar to a cmcl listserve but on a publically available server like google or yahoo .
Email groups are an important method by which we can set Elearning environment within a class, department, college or a university or an association.
Working in allow resource setting where we now have students who are more e-literate than most teachers. I send material by email and discuss in the class.
Rather we use this method to interconnect our students in  . Primarily we have used one website  for teaching undergraduate students.

Some other groups we use are
Faculty  group
State medical teachers group
All India Medical teachers especially who attended NCME 2007
 More to follow

Thanks for a wonderful software.
Does that mean that any subpart of the link which we have not directly downloaded will also appear while we try to open it offline during our lecture.

  Sajjad sheikh
Nice one and interesting. Can anybody utilise it.


Provided it is in the same website. For different website you have to choose two levels in the beginning. Better star at lower levels. Single link at a time till you gain experience.
 Sajjad sheikh
I have been using it for 7-8 years now. One month trial is free too. I have downloaded gigabytes of data. Sometimes entire educational websites containing pathology atlases. php files are not downloaded otherwise it is fine. Password protected sites are not downloaded. I download sites and distribute them to students and colleagues on CD.

  Chetna Desai
I have tried downloading this software, trial version, but it shows that the trial period has expired..Surprising becoz my PC date is right and downloaded it just today...
second..i have a telelecture on drug therapy of malaria to be telecast to 6 med colleges in gujarat plus MO at district hospitals. We are using PPT..any other tools that could help? and if you have useful forward them.


  Dr. Sanjay Bedi
 Do you know about the free online journal of e learning? It might be of interest.
This article takes care of lot of issues in detail. A must read.
Instructional Quality in Web-based Learning: Some Suggestions for Success

Chris Zirkle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Education
The Ohio State University


This paper outlines instructional strategies for utilization in Web-based course delivery. The advantages/challenges of Web-based learning are described along with learner and instructor issues in web-based learning. Key instructional issues, instructional design suggestions and evaluation guidelines are also detailed.

   Distance education, and specifically web-based learning, is a rapidly growing phenomenon. During 1997-98, 1,680 institutions of higher education offered courses, resulting in 1,661,000 enrollments (Lewis, Farris, Snow and Levin, 1999); 77% of this involved web-based education/training of some type, making it the greatest area of growth in distance education technologies since 1994-95. Corporate America has also embraced web-based training. While classroom training is still the predominant teaching tool, 50-70% of U.S. organizations now use the Web as an instructional methodology in employee training efforts (Industry Report, 2000). Expenditures on online learning in the corporate marketplace on online learning are projected to reach $11.4 billion a year by 2003 (Zenger and Uehlein, 2001). Web-based learning has become a significant part of the learning landscape.