Retooling an Introductory Computer Technology Course for Online Delivery

ID: 25569 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Suguna Chundur, University of Cincinnati Clermont College, United States
  2. Sujata Prakash, University of Cincinnati, United States

Thursday, March 5 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Location: Cooper

Presider: Sara Marcus, Queensborough Community College, United States

Abstract: There has been an explosion in the growth of online education as a result of needs of 21st century learners and emerging educational technologies. Many traditional universities are now offering a number of courses and, in many cases, entire programs online. The optimal merging of technology and pedagogy in an online course is very important for its teaching success. Of more importance is using the appropriate tools for the appropriate audiences and ensuring that student engagement and learning takes place. In this paper, we outline the process of retooling a basic online introductory computer technology class in the context of delivery of this course to a student population with varying access to technology and computer skills. We also look at an end of the term survey and study student responses to the restructured course as well as to tools used during the term.


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