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ERIC Number: ED500925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-11
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
Teaching Academic Courses Online: An Assessment of San Diego Miramar College Students
Yang, Ju Yin
Online Submission, Paper presented at the International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching (16th, Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 9-11, 2007)
This paper addresses the assessment of an online academic course delivered through WebCT at San Diego Miramar College in Southern California. The native and non-native college students who took this course experienced online academic instruction for the first time. WebCT gives learners both knowledge input and interactive practice by encouraging divergent thinking and facilitating complex understanding and instant reflection in online discussion. WebCT provides assessment tools, which assist instructors in designing course curriculum, tracking students' learning process, and assessing students' performance. WebCT includes seven assessment tools: online group discussion, feedback, examination, phone conversations, surveys, quizzes, and written assignments. Instructors and learners are able to share information, join group discussions, and send assignments, and issue grades anytime, anywhere. Lastly, within this course design, instructors had access to new technology tools such as Camtasis, Horizon Wimba, and Macromedia breeze. Finally, this paper suggests ways in which instructors can utilize WebCT's technology tools to facilitate assessment, grading, and active student reflection in an effective learning environment. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California