Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

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2011-11-01
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Freeman, Steven
Mosher, Gretchen
Freeman, Steven
Mosher, Gretchen
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
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Courses delivered entirely online allow universities to enroll a large number of students, but these large classes pose several challenges to educators. Two major challenges of large online learning environments are the development of appropriate learning activities and the encouragement of significant learning interactions between students. This presentation will discuss strategies used to encourage participatory learning and student interaction in a technology course with an enrollment of 170-200 students. Recommendations for managing other details of large courses in an online format will also be offered.

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The paper, "Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges" (Gretchen A. Mosher and Steven A. Freeman), as published in the Proceedings of the ATMAE 2011 Conference (2011 ATMAE Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, November 9–12, 2011)" is a copyrighted publication of ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, 1390 Eisenhower Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 This paper has been republished with the authorization of ATMAE, and may be accessed directly from the ATMAE website at http://atmae.org/index.php/conference-20#pastconfpaper.

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