ERIC Number: ED479251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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The Best of Two Worlds: Combining ITV and Web Quests To Strengthen Distance Learning.
This presentation describes an English graduate seminar in Local Color and Regionalism in American Literature at Western Kentucky University that was set up as an experimental hybrid course, i.e., roughly 60% face-to-face and 40% Web course (Web quest format). The focus is on the four tasks that comprised the Web quest segment of the course: (1) a chart or list identifying the characteristics of local color and regionalism as defined by the individual student and based upon the materials studied in the course; (2) an annotated Web-liography of two or more writers in one school of local color or regionalism, or material ready for transfer to a Web page that might be used in the classroom to teach a single writer; (3) an analytical essay pointing out influences of local color and regionalism in a single work by a contemporary writer; and (4) a group project, consisting of development of a Web quest suitable for classroom use. The course syllabus and guidelines for task four are appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Assignments, College English, Course Descriptions, Distance Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Interactive Video, Local Color Writing, United States Literature, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed03/121.html/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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