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ERIC Number: ED455551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Pages: 60
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Advancements in Curricular Design: Web-Assisted Courseware Applications in Mass Communication.
Reppert, James E.
Interactive courseware applications are becoming more prevalent as instructional tools in the communication classroom. Prometheus, developed by George Washington University, allows instructors to post syllabi, course outlines, lecture notes, and tests online, in addition to giving students access to discussions and chat sessions. Other popular courseware applications are Blackboard and Web CR. How can each be used to improve instruction and student comprehension of course material? This paper discusses one broadcast journalism professor's experiences with Web courseware during the 2000/2001 academic year. The paper notes that the professor's school, Southern Arkansas University (SAU), has a limited selection of specific Internet courses, and that its faculty use Prometheus software to construct Web-based syllabi that can only be accessed at the University Internet site through "Campus Pipeline." It states that the professor wanted to make his syllabi as detailed as possible, and also wanted to add unique items not available on most SAU syllabi, including current prices for new and used textbooks at the University's bookstore. According to the paper, using Prometheus allowed the author to create a syllabus template for future courses, although creating the template proved to be extremely challenging. Five spring 2000 broadcast journalism course syllabi constructed by the author on Prometheus comprise the majority of the paper. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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