Course Design Overview of a Web-Based M.S. Program
Ching-Chun Shih, Connie McLaughlin, Iowa State University, 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), Waynesville, NC USA
This poster presentation will provide an overview of the course design of the Master of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University. The presentation will share experiences of the course design and formative evaluations of the courses provided by the program. In the fall of 1998, the Masters of Science in Agronomy Distance Education Program at Iowa State University (ISU) started providing interactive multimedia courses in which most course materials and resources were accessed and delivered through the WWW and CD-ROM. Most of the students enrolled in this program were professionals working in industry and government. Several interactive multimedia activities were developed in the courses. Those activities included Study Questions, In Detail, Try This, Check This Out, and FYI. Various formative evaluation activities related to the course design have been conducted and actions have been taken to improve the courses and program. Lesson maps, glossaries, and calculation examples have been added to the courses. Additional multimedia presentations have been developed. Links to previous and subsequent lessons have aided with navigation. A search function for topics and words within each course has also been tested.
Shih, C.C. & McLaughlin, C. (2001). Course Design Overview of a Web-Based M.S. Program. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 993-994). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).