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Effectiveness of Interactive Video Conferencing to Teach a Multi-Institution Team-Taught CourseThe use of interactive video conferencing (IVC) and related technologies to teach courses overthe Internet is becoming more common. The typical model for a distance-learning course is asingle instructor teaching to students distributed in remote locations connected via IVCtechnology, with a course web management system that facilitates interactions. Our approachextends this model to include one or more instructors co-located with students at each of threelocations (_______ University, the University of ________, and ____________ University) whohave partnered to develop and offer a new, joint course on Hydroinformatics to graduate studentsat the 3 partner universities. The course is being offered in Fall 2012 to approximately 30students.The objective of this paper is to describe the novel approaches used in the course, the challengesand benefits associated with the use of IVC technology across multiple universities, theeffectiveness of IVC for student learning, and the complications and benefits of having multipleinstructors. Novel approaches include having separate instructors and assessment at each sitewhile sharing course content, live lectures, and discussion forums. Challenges identified includeoriginating content from multiple locations, building rapport with remote students,communicating effectively within a multiple-classroom environment, engaging local and remotestudents, stimulating critical thinking during lectures and demonstrations, and addressinginstitutional differences and differences among students at different universities. Benefitsidentified include the efficiency of involving multiple instructors through IVC and sharing theircombined knowledge and expertise through interaction with students at different universities.Students are being surveyed to ascertain their assessment of the effectiveness of course contentand delivery techniques. Similarly, instructors are working together to evaluate the courseconduct, the effectiveness of course materials and delivery techniques, student learning andidentifying areas for improvement. Results gathered in this initial effort will be used to modifyand improve the delivery in subsequent offerings. In addition, the University of ______ will joinin Fall 2013 with potential to continue to expand in the future.
Burian, S. J., & Horsburgh, J. S., & Rosenberg, D. E., & Ames, D. P., & Hunter, L. G., & Strong, C. (2013, June), Using Interactive Video Conferencing for Multi-Institution, Team-Teaching Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/22706
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