Authors of:  
Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course

Bonnie Elbaum designs and facilitates professional development online courses for the Virtual High School, Inc., and The Concord Consortium. She has co-authored articles and a book, Facilitating Online Learning: Effective Strategies for Moderators.

Cynthia McIntyre designs and facilitates professional development courses for The Concord Consortium. She has written articles on online education and edited a book, InquiryWorks! Real Teachers, Real Stories for secondary teachers bringing inquiry into their classrooms.

Alese Smith has presented at national conferences, conducted hands-on tutorials on effective online course design and delivery, and consulted on the skills and philosophies for successfully transforming face-to-face courses to the online venue. She designs and facilitates professional development programs for The Concord Consortium.

The Concord Consortium. The Concord Consortium, founded in 1994 in Concord, Massachusetts, by Dr. Robert Tinker, is a nonprofit educational technology lab dedicated to improving teaching practices through the appropriate integrated use of technology in the classroom