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As public and private educational institutions, corporations and government agencies transfer their courses and professional development training from traditional, on site instruction to web-based instruction, a research-based framework should be employed to guide the design, development and implementation of online programs.
With the advancement of e-learning in the past decade, several successful e-learning frameworks have been developed, including:
The eight dimensional E-Learning Framework, developed by Dr. Badrul Khan, is an organizing structure e-learning professionals, instuructional desigheners , and educational technologists can use to establish, create, and maintain successful e-learning programs and initiatives. This framework identifies the boundaries of the e-learning environment to ensure that desired learning outcomes are achieved. The framework does not constitute a model because it does not prescribe a specific process for developing e-learning environments. However, it does take into consideration the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of web-based and hybrid instruction and can provide guidance in