Online Optional -- Offering Choices
Elizabeth Pannell, Sue Espinoza, Texas A&M University-Commerce, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Online-optional class sessions provide students in classes offered via video distance education with an option of attending class in an online mode if they qualify as online-eligible. Students determine which instructional delivery mode they prefer, and then work to be eligible to attend class in that mode. Choices may be based on preferred learning style, or on personal or professional schedules that sometimes interfere with class attendance. Student reactions, as well as lessons learned, are included.
Pannell, E. & Espinoza, S. (2002). Online Optional -- Offering Choices. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 433-437). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).