ERIC Number: EJ873971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 4
Scaling Up: From Web-Enhanced Courses to a Web-Enhanced Curriculum
Wood, Robert E.
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v1 n1 Oct-Nov 2004
In the past decade, the most important technological innovation in higher education has been the enhancement of academic courses with Web-based information and tools. Given the success and popularity of numerous Web-based innovations, the author and two colleagues wondered whether the benefits of technology use could be scaled up from the course level to the curricular level. Beginning in 1999, Ted Goertzel, Jon'a Meyer, and the author solicited a series of Rutgers University teaching grants to develop a Web-enhanced curriculum for their department (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; Camden campus), with particular attention to the pedagogical potential of streaming audio and video. While some departmental Web sites include instructional resources for students, theirs is the first (to their knowledge) that attempts to identify and provide a broad set of resources to support and enhance the department's curriculum as a whole via the Web. This article describes their progress so far and the concepts and tools that they have utilized.
Descriptors: Courses, Educational Anthropology, Educational Technology, Internet, Higher Education, Web Based Instruction, Web Sites, Management Systems, Innovation, Data Analysis, Plagiarism, Video Technology, Computer Software, Educational Sociology, Correctional Rehabilitation, Criminology
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://innovateonline.info
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey