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ERIC Number: EJ1103857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Preserving the Seminar Experience
Ramsey, David; Evans, Jocelyn; Levy, Meyer
Journal of Political Science Education, v12 n3 p256-267 2016
This article presents a new approach to online graduate education. With hopes of recruiting a larger cohort in order to preserve a graduate program struggling with low enrollment, we began offering a limited number of seats to students who would attend class in real time but from remote locations, using a videoconferencing platform. Unlike traditional asynchronous course delivery, we believed that videoconferencing would allow distance learners, with very little intervention, to enter into the give-and-take of classroom discussion and to receive instructor and student feedback in real time. We present some preliminary reflections on our initial experiences with this mode of course delivery and review the data collected from a survey distributed to students enrolled in these courses. We argue that these findings suggest this model serves as an effective hybrid option for distance learners that may help to preserve the traditional graduate seminar for programs across a variety of disciplines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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