Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Adams Center for Teaching Excellence and the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University were given the challenge of placing the course: Message of the Old Testament online. The challenge was compounded by the fact it was: (1) a required undergraduate survey course, (2) reading intensive in that it covered all the books of the Old Testament, and (3) that it had to be compressed into a five week summer school format. Based on brain research and a natural connection to the brain the decision was made to design the online course based on Kolb's (1984) learning cycle. Based on this preliminary data the course was successful in that the entire survey course was complete in the summer format and the students demonstrated mastery of the material while expressing themselves in a creative and experiential ways.
Tucker, G., Ashlock, R. & Dickson, K. (2005). Using a Brain Research Based Learning Cycle Model to Engage the Online Learner. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 635-638). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).