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Strategies for Large Class Sizes in Online and Virtual Learning Environments
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, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil ; , University of Central Florida, United States ; , Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Due to the increased demand for online course offerings and with universities increasing class sizes as a strategy for meeting these demands, it is important that new technologies be incorporated into the online educational experience in order to enhance students’ learning. Based on Lave and Wenger’s (1991) theory of situated learning and the discussion centers created around the strategies developed for delivering in three online courses. Two courses content was based on reading strategies in English as a Foreign Language and one on financial accounting. Each class was taught with approximately 1,000 students per semester. As teaching large classes on line presents unique challenges for course designers, this session presents how Web 2.0 tools from the Moodle platform was used to build individual and collective knowledge. Moreover, it provides insights into effective strategies for instructors and course designers alike to improve student motivation and achievement in large online co

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Braga, J., Gunter, G. & Carneiro, M. (2015). Strategies for Large Class Sizes in Online and Virtual Learning Environments. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 195-198). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 18, 2019 from .

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