ERIC Number: ED464618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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A Web-Enabled Graduate Course: Two Perspectives.
Penrod, James; Perry, Barbara A.
This paper describes a World Wide Web-enhanced graduate course at the University of Memphis (Tennessee) called "IT [Information Technology] Trends and Issues in Higher and Adult Education." Topics covered include the course objectives, technology used, course activities, and assignments. Four prevalent learning styles are summarized (i.e., the converger, assimilator, diverger, and accommodator), and seven principles for good practice in education are listed. The paper then presents results of a survey that evaluated participants' responses to the methodology and pedagogy used in the course. Results show that the ten students had a positive learning experience utilizing technology and that most students had the skills and computer access necessary to complete the course. Critical success factors for the Web-enabled course are summarized in three categories: IT infrastructure, instructor design and intent, and student openness to new approaches. (MES)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Educational Technology, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Reaction, Student Surveys, Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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