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ERIC Number: ED427682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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The Interactive, Virtual Management Information Systems (MIS) Classroom: Creating an Active Learning Environment on the Internet.
Abraham, Thomas
This paper describes the creation of an active learning environment within an Internet-based course in the School of Business, Government and Technology at Kean University (New Jersey). The introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) course is an elective that has become increasingly popular with junior and senior business majors. The main objective of this class is to provide an overview of the field of information systems and to strengthen some of the computer skills developed in earlier, required classes. In the spring of 1998, one section of the course was taught as a partially Internet-based class. The challenge was to apply active learning strategies and other effective classroom practices to the virtual classroom. Course materials, posted on the World Wide Web, were designed to be interactive. E-mail was used extensively to promote discussion, participation, and feedback. Students conducted Webquests to facilitate individual assignments and a cooperative group assignment. They then created their own Web pages to present the results of the Webquest to the rest of the class. Students in this experimental section performed slightly better on the first test than students from another section taught in a conventional classroom setting. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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