"Along Came A Spider:" Preparing Faculty to Teach Research Courses on WebCT
Mary Dereshiwsky, William Wright, Northern Arizona University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Research can be a daunting subject matter to teach and to learn. Added to the stresses of navigating new and often unfamiliar technology, the challenge can sometimes be overwhelming for students and faculty alike. The purpose of this roundtable is to share experiences, challenges and strategies for teaching a graduate level education research course using WebCT as the main conferencing area. Specific tips will be shared along the lines of faculty curricular preparation, strategies for orienting first-time WebCT research students to the course, facilitating peer-to-peer communication, designing effective individual and collaborative research assignments, and assessing student performance in the research course.
Dereshiwsky, M. & Wright, W. (2004). "Along Came A Spider:" Preparing Faculty to Teach Research Courses on WebCT. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 415-417). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).