Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Moving from ACCESS to QUALITY

Online education has its roots in providing ACCESS to educational opportunities. I believe that online education now it is about QUALITY education.

Oakley's online class at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) - Computer Science 442 - "Internet and American Life"

25 undergraduate students - mix of off-campus and on-campus students

100% retention at the end of the semester!

Final grade distribution:
8 A
2 A-
2 B+
2 B
nothing lower than a C-

Technologies used included: Blackboard, podcasting, YouTube, Jing videos, Facebook, Skype, Meebo, Diigo, and Turn-It-In

Most all of these technologies were used to increase student interaction and engagement.

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