It’s a Small University After All - Reducing Distances Between Colleges Via Web CT
Karen Verkler, Univ. of Central Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes a Web-CT based project between foreign language education majors in the College of Education and foreign language students in the College of Arts and Sciences at a large metropolitan university. Thousand-level Spanish and French students responded weekly in the target language to instructors' queries posted on Web CT class accounts. Foreign language education majors, as a form of formative assessment, provided constructive feedback to these students by means of comments posted to them on WebCT. At the end of the semester, student reactions to this project were obtained via surveys. Education majors responded favorably to the assignment. Reactions of the language students, however, were mixed. Many of these students, most of whom were taking the course to simply fulfill a graduation requirement and were resentful of this requirement, expressed negativity toward the WebCT assignment. Others appreciated being able to correspond with a peer.
Verkler, K. (2001). It’s a Small University After All - Reducing Distances Between Colleges Via Web CT. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1788-1789). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).