June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Computers in Education
22.784.1 - 22.784.13
Preparation for Online Teaching and Actual Practices for Technology- Oriented CoursesHow does a university make room for an increase in enrollment of online students inrequired courses without sacrificing content and quality? Hiring adjunct faculty to teachadditional sections of the required course is a practical answer, but many times, thiscourse of action can result in differing content and grading standards across sections. Inaddition, the current economic climate has put pressure on universities to cut budgetswithout reducing enrollment and services. This paper discusses the results and lessonslearned of a pilot project on the scalability of online classes to handle the increasinggrowth in online enrollment. Based on a University of North Carolina System GeneralAdministration funded pilot project, a delivery model for large online courses wasdeveloped to address the demand for online courses while maintaining the standard ofquality instruction across sections. This paper examines the delivery model that wasdeveloped, cost effectiveness of the delivery model, quality assurance implementation,and lessons learned.
Dunn, C. K., & Batts, D. L., & Friend, S. L. (2011, June), How Educational Institutions can Handle More Students with Fewer Faculty Members Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18065
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