Distance education and online learning opportunities, collectively known as "e-learning", are becoming increasingly used in higher education. Nationally, online enrollment increased to 3.2 million students in 2005, compared to 2.3 million in 2004. Furthermore, nearly 60% of higher education institutions identify e-learning as part of their long-term education strategy. Newer educational technologies including course management systems and Internet-based conferencing software can be used to both deliver content and engage participants as part of a social learning community. However, even experienced faculty can face pedagogical and operational challenges as they transition to the online environment. This interactive presentation will discuss a systematic approach to developing web-based instruction, with our experience as a case example.
 The Sloan Consortium. Making the grade: online education in the United States, 2006. Needham, MA: Sloan-C; 2006. Available from: www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/survey06.asp. [Accessed 3/15/07]