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Are You Ready for WebCT?. Julie Massie Clark, Ph.D. Delta State University. Overview. Who can use WebCT? Why use WebCT? What were the expected and unexpected challenges with WebCT?. Overview. How does WebCT enhance aviation courses? What do students think? What is the future of WebCT?.

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Are You Ready forWebCT?

Julie Massie Clark, Ph.D.

Delta State University


Overview

  • Who can use WebCT?

  • Why use WebCT?

  • What were the expected and unexpected challenges with WebCT?


Overview

  • How does WebCT enhance aviation courses?

  • What do students think?

  • What is the future of WebCT?


Who can use WebCT?

  • ANYONE!!!

  • WebCT / Supplement text

  • Post required assignments


Why use WebCT?

  • Class material 24/7

  • Students must actively participate and take responsibility for their learning

  • Questions are answered on WebCT


What were the expected challenges with WebCT?

  • New and different

  • Time allocation to allow students access to computer labs

  • Students with limited computer ability


What were the unexpected challenges with WebCT?

  • Basic computer skills

  • Operating systems

  • More time consuming than the traditional classroom


How has WebCT enhanced aviation courses?

  • Housekeeping duties reduced

  • All materials available for student to make up missed work or get ahead

  • Uploading assignments allow for time and date verification


What do students think?

  • http://www.getfast.ca

  • “…course is very well organized”

  • “…I knew exactly what was expected”

  • “…very clear syllabus”


What is the future of WebCT?

  • February 28, 2006 Blackboard Inc. merged (bought) WebCT

  • Both Blackboard and WebCT product lines will remain intact and supported

  • www.blackboard.com/webct


What do my students see?

  • deltastate.edu

    • myDsu

    • WebCT

    • Login: demo1

    • Password: demo1


Any Questions?

  • Julie Massie Clark, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor/ Coordinator of MCA Program

  • Delta State University

  • PO Box 3203 DSU

  • Cleveland, MS 38733

  • 662-846-4216 Office

  • 662-846-4214 Fax

  • jclark@deltastate.edu


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