When Online Students are Not: Creating the Online Experience Offline
Van Zyl Henry, Esther Paist, Thomas Edison State College, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Working with its partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, Thomas Edison State College has piloted the use of a new technology, Offline Learning Application (OLA), to provide a more flexible and accessible learning experience for students who do not have continuous access to the Internet. OLA allows the online experience, with its immediacy and interactivity, to be replicated off-line. Using OLA technology, students download a version of an online course to a hard drive, do their work offline, and then upload their responses and update their course materials when they next have access to the Internet. The download and upload are seamless and automated, triggered when students log onto the Internet site. No separate FTP steps need be taken. This presentation will discuss lessons learned and advantages to be derived from use of OLA technology.
Henry, V.Z. & Paist, E. (2003). When Online Students are Not: Creating the Online Experience Offline. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2405-2406). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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