Innovative Technology Based Learning Resources in an Online, Competency Based University Setting
Conrad Lotze, Western Governors University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
It is the mission of Western Governors University to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time and place. Technological advances facilitate this mission. All degrees are based entirely on the demonstration of competency, and candidates come to their programs with varying skills. Faculty Mentors recommend learning resources to help candidates attain the required competencies for program completion. A variety of ways are provided for students to interact with educational materials, facilitated by technology. Typically, we work with education providers to design technology-based learning experiences that align to the competencies. We present a variety of the learning resources we have had developed, discuss the development process, and the effectiveness of these non-traditional, technology-based educational resources.
Lotze, C. (2007). Innovative Technology Based Learning Resources in an Online, Competency Based University Setting. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 412-417). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).