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  1. Delivering Introductory Programming Courses Online The Experience at Kentucky State University Ashok Kumar & J. M. Carigan

  2. Background Introductions Goals Observations Special issues Evaluation Conclusions Delivering Introductory Programming Courses Online

  3. Background • During the previous academic year, KSU launched two separate courses to deliver computer science content to web-only classes. Both courses continue to be taught in the traditional lecture hall and lab, as well as online. The courses are • Fundamentals of Computer Sciencefor majors, taught in C++ • Introduction to Programming for general science majors, taught in Visual BASIC

  4. Introductions • Personal objectives • Schools • Programs • Current online programs • Current distance ed programs

  5. Workshop Goals • Discuss administrative aspects • View teaching observations • Compare online vs. in-class • Compare distance vs. resident • Explore evaluation of effectiveness • Talk about examples

  6. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  7. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  8. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  9. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  10. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  11. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  12. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  13. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  14. Observations • Advantages & disadvantages • Similarities & differences • Teaching perspective • Admin perspective • Special issues – programming courses • Special issues – location

  15. Evaluating Course Effectiveness • Teacher • Assessment • Mentoring • Communication • Student • Instruction • Content • Process

  16. Evaluating Curriculum Effectiveness • Advising • Time-related issues • College experience • Continuity • Accreditation • Technology-driven • Intangibles

  17. Conclusions • Lessons learned • Further investigation • View of the future • Review of workshop objectives • Summarizing • Questions & answers

  18. Conclusions • Lessons learned • Further investigation • View of the future • Review of workshop objectives • Summarizing • Questions & answers

  19. Delivering Introductory Programming Courses Online Thank You Ashok Kumar – akumar@gwmail.kysu.edu J. M. Carigan – jcarigan@gwmail.kysu.edu