On-line instruction is becoming a key component of numerous academic programs, largely as a result of the Internet and the proliferation of personal computers in offices and homes. Everyday, more and more educational institutions are introducing new online courses. Computer and telecommunication technological advances have provided alternatives to the traditional classroom setting. The on-line learning environment facilitates a learner-centered approach to learning, with the learner as an active participant in the learning process. The approach requires that the teachers help learners to direct their own learning in ways that suit their individual learning styles. This manuscript describes development and implementation of a Web CT-based course which requires the engineering technology students at Excelsior College to develop online portfolios reflecting technical competencies acquired by them during their academic studies. The course is titled "Integrated Technology Assessment" (ITA). It is a capstone experience for students documenting their ability to integrate knowledge from technology and general education areas and apply it in a meaningful way. The manuscript provides a complete description of the ITA process at Excelsior College. Details regarding the use of information technology in creating the on-line learning environment for ITA students are also presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
|Event||2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: The Changing Landscape of Engineering and Technology Education in a Global World - Portland, OR, United States|
Duration: Jun 12 2005 → Jun 15 2005
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