ERIC Number: ED429539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
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Experiences in Virtual Teaching.
Lemone, Karen A.
The purpose of the Web Retargetable Course Generation System, or "ReCourse," developed at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts) is to facilitate both distance and on-campus learning via the World Wide Web. ReCourse's features include the ability to retarget a Web course for different levels of students, multi-user chat rooms, a secure grading system, bookkeeping tools, a map generator that allows students a birds-eye view of where they are in the course pages, a quiz feedback system, and a course bulletin board (news group). This paper discusses the experience of teaching two online Web courses using these tools and describes the assessment procedures for evaluating the courses. Results are summarized related to computer knowledge background, student behavior, student attitude, student satisfaction, and course material. It is concluded that, while class satisfaction remained high, the formal assessment procedures indicated possible areas of improvement. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Course Evaluation, Courseware, Distance Education, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Material Development, Pretests Posttests, Student Attitudes, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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