Effect of Different Instructor(s) on CAMPing
Thursday, March 21 3:30 PM-4:00 PM
This paper presents a new methodology of curriculum for teaching as a possible practical teaching method. Rapid advances in technology require instructors to propose classes that allow students to learn technical skills. Many instructors become overwhelmed by the vast range of group projects their students complete. There is no reliable method to determine which approach is most efficient and most likely to contribute to the growth and development of all learners. Computer Technology undergraduate programs seek to identify the most effective strategies, and determine the best teaching methods for students, based on an all-class project method and identified project needs. The purpose of this quantitative research study was to introduce a new methodology of curriculum for teaching an All-Class Method Project based Undergraduate Course (CAMPing) as a possible practical teaching method that could be repeated if a different instructor followed the same process and curriculum method. ”Can CAMPing be a repeatable practical teaching method if a different instructor followed the same theme process and curriculum method?” research question served as the framework for the argument that explicit practical teaching activities at the undergraduate levels of computer technology studies could be effective. We have adopted CAMPing in the last four years with great success. Over that period, we have conducted numerous surveys to assess the effectiveness and the reproducibility of this method.