10 Guiding Principles of Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE)

This site was developed to fulfill the final project requirements of EDD7005.

When training to run a race, a runner follows many guidelines. These guidelines help the runner train and achieve success on race day. Likewise, when planning and delivering instruction via a distance, one should follow certain guidelines. Following the 10 Guiding Principles of Instructional Technology and Distance Education will assist one in achieving success in ITDE.

The 10 Guiding Principles Handout is available for download at the bottom of the page.

Develop a Training Plan;  
Use a Structured "Training" Syllabus

Base daily trainings on a proven model;
Design distance education based on a model
of instructions and learning theories

 Use a variety of workouts to train;
Use a variety of Media

 A team of support personnel are
needed during training;
Supply Support Services to Support the Student
Each runner has individual reasons
and goals for running;
Understand how to individualize learning and instruction to meet diverse learning styles
Warm -up before the race;
Begin with course orientation and introductions
Use of the power of the crowd for
inspiration and motivation;
Create a Supportive Learning Community through Collaboration

Refuel during the race; 
Recharge by Keeping Current in the Field


Follow the Rules of the Race; 
Adhere to copyright laws

 Constantly self-assess and
make adjustments to finish the race
Provide Feedback and Assessment
to Students Throughout the Course

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Ann Kieser,
Apr 18, 2010, 9:45 AM