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ERIC Number: ED490121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Adding Interactivity to a Non-Interative Class
Rogers, Gary; Krichen, Jack
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
The IT 3050 course at Capella University is an introduction to fundamental computer networking. This course is one of the required courses in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program. In order to provide a more enriched learning environment for learners, Capella has significantly modified this class (and others) by infusing it with interactive tools and web-based resources. Students report a more enhanced learning experience, which should result in many positive results for both the University and the learners (and, by extension, their employers). The following discussion provides a more detailed look into these changes. The course has evolved from an online discussion-based approach to an online discussed-based approach infused with a wealth of interactive tools and web-based resources. First, the Network+ Virtual Lab software is required and learners report that this tool enhances their learning by providing a realistic hands-on experience. In addition, many Net-based resources are utilized, including downloadable software learners then install and evaluate. The combination of these features provides a more interactive and hands on class, therefore providing the learner with a "real world" environment. Thus, there is a significant value added effect present. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A