ERIC Number: EJ842190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
On-Demand Lectures Create an Effective Distributed Education Experience
Lindsey, Stanley D.
T.H.E. Journal, v31 n4 p16, 18, 20 Nov 2003
In this article, the author shares his experience teaching senior-level structural engineering courses at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program. The program is a unique partnership of four universities--Georgia Tech, Savannah State University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and Georgia Southern University--with classes taught live at one of the partner universities. Currently, students in remote classrooms at the other universities receive the live class through various room-to-room audio and video network setups; thus, most classes are of the distributed education (DE) type. When he began teaching, he tried to make sure that students would receive the best possible educational experience in his classes by trying various standard DE teaching techniques. By using Tegrity WebLearner and the tablet PC, the author has been given the tools to develop on-demand lectures quickly and easily. This ability allows him to focus on the needs of individual students in class, rather than spending all the class time "chalking and talking." His experience indicates that teachers can do a better job educating and reaching the students with this methodology.
Descriptors: Distance Education, Engineering, Educational Technology, Educational Experience, Teaching Methods, Engineering Education, Lecture Method, Computer Software, Video Technology, Audio Equipment, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia