Title

Blended Learning Approach in Teaching Information Systems

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Abstract

By way of adopting a “Blended Technology” which, in part, includes a flipped classroom approach in teaching. During the fall of 2014 semester, I was intensively using the online quizzes on e-Racer for the information systems courses. Before covering a chapter, students were introduced to key materials by taking an online quiz, which may have 20 to 30 questions. Quizzes are set so that students may attempt twice, if needed, before submitting, while questions and answers are constantly randomized per student. Score points are immediately shown to students after submitting the quiz. However, students can review the entire quiz after the due date and time. In addition, quizzes are embedded with video clips or embedded links to materials that students have to read or review before responding to a question. My goal here is to expose and encourage students to review key concepts before class time in an environment that is more appealing to them (online), anytime, before and after class, and anywhere. Since students are rewarded (graded) on pre-class quizzes, they tend to show some seriousness, which, hopefully, may translate into the learning experience. This teaching approach, for the most part, requires students—before a class period —to review online video clips of selected lecture materials, demonstrations, and to complete exercises. During class sessions, students are expected to apply the knowledge learned prior to class time. By doing so, an in-class session is then able to focus on engaging students in helping others in more difficult areas. As such, this is an active learning experience. Please note: I have additional information that show how the class was designed, sample quizzes, students' participation and performance

Session

Session 4A: Blending STEM Courses

Location

Dalton 300

Start Date

5-20-2015 4:45 PM

End Date

5-20-2015 6:00 PM

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Blended Learning Approach in Teaching Information Systems

Dalton 300

By way of adopting a “Blended Technology” which, in part, includes a flipped classroom approach in teaching. During the fall of 2014 semester, I was intensively using the online quizzes on e-Racer for the information systems courses. Before covering a chapter, students were introduced to key materials by taking an online quiz, which may have 20 to 30 questions. Quizzes are set so that students may attempt twice, if needed, before submitting, while questions and answers are constantly randomized per student. Score points are immediately shown to students after submitting the quiz. However, students can review the entire quiz after the due date and time. In addition, quizzes are embedded with video clips or embedded links to materials that students have to read or review before responding to a question. My goal here is to expose and encourage students to review key concepts before class time in an environment that is more appealing to them (online), anytime, before and after class, and anywhere. Since students are rewarded (graded) on pre-class quizzes, they tend to show some seriousness, which, hopefully, may translate into the learning experience. This teaching approach, for the most part, requires students—before a class period —to review online video clips of selected lecture materials, demonstrations, and to complete exercises. During class sessions, students are expected to apply the knowledge learned prior to class time. By doing so, an in-class session is then able to focus on engaging students in helping others in more difficult areas. As such, this is an active learning experience. Please note: I have additional information that show how the class was designed, sample quizzes, students' participation and performance