ERIC Number: EJ1131423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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Development of Hybrid Courses Utilizing Modules as an Objective in ATE Projects
Payne, James E.; Murphy, Richard M.; Payne, Linda L.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v41 n6 p366-369 2017
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College (OCtech) has been awarded two National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) grants since 2011 that have the development of module-based hybrid courses in Engineering Technology and Mechatronics as objectives. In this article, the advantages and challenges associated with module-based hybrid courses are discussed. The courses that have been developed deal specifically with alternative energy and robotics. Through modularizing the courses, instructors throughout OCtech may elect to use materials from these courses to supplement face-to-face courses or offer the entire course in a hybrid format. In addition to being used in the college's traditional curriculum, these courses have been utilized in the Middle College and the Flex/Evening College for working adults with great success. The courses and the included modules are housed on a Learning Management System hosted by OCtech that is available to all the colleges and high schools in the state.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Objectives, Learning Modules, Technology Education, Grants, Engineering Technology, Science Course Improvement Projects, Program Effectiveness, Barriers, Usability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina