Developing Online Family Life Prevention and Education Programs

Robert Hughes, Jill R. Bowers, Elissa Thomann Mitchell, Sarah Curtiss, Aaron T. Ebata

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Although numerous online family life education programs have been developed over the past few years, there has been little discussion about best practices in the development of these programs. This article presents a framework to assist family life educators in the development and improvement of online programs from the initial problem analysis and creation of program content through instructional design to implementation and evaluation. The emphasis is on the unique program development issues that are critical to developing family life education and prevention programs within online delivery systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)711-727
Number of pages17
JournalFamily Relations
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 2012


  • Family life education
  • Internet
  • Online
  • Prevention
  • Program development
  • Program evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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