2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Collaborating with Students to Develop Online Courses

Vagnerini, Beverly         (910) 962-7422
      Director Client Services
      Information Tech Sys Division
      UNC Wilmington
First co-presenter: Little, Dana    
Organization: UNC Wilmington

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Due to current budget issues preventing most campuses from hiring new employees we must seek creative solutions to meet current TLT issues at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. At UNCW, our staffing resources for supporting such issues are limited, at best. In a collaborative effort with the Watson School of Education, the Information Technology Systems Division has made great strides in making up for the lack of professional instructional technology personnel on campus. Currently, students enrolled in UNCW’s Masters in Instructional Technology program must complete a Web Development Course. During this course each student is given access to a WebCT online course shell. Rather than develop a fictitious course these students are paired with faculty who want to develop and deliver online courses and the two work together in a team effort. Each receives technical training from the department of Client Services; the students then offer pedagogical assistance to the faculty member in creating the course. These students also attend any technical training sessions offered to the campus at large to provide pedagogical answers that session attendees may have. This collaborative effort has been a win/win for all involved.

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Session type:
Poster session (all day, 45 minutes interactive)

Time slots:
P2 - Fr 2:45 - 3:30


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