April 27, 2009
Simulteaching Paper in 2009
Getting ready for the Summer and trying to write a paper about it in late summer... my abstract for a brief paper as a follow up to the simulteaching 2008 paper:
Improving Quality of Simulteaching by Analyzing Demand for Support Abstract: Measuring the quality of synchronous delivery during the 2008 cycle revealed distinct areas for improvement in the synchronous offering approach at two hybrid summer courses. Measurement of the quality of synchronous course delivery was done using demand for support. Analysis of demand data yielded the following areas for improving quality of learning (i) Better instructor & student orientation (ii) better pre-course launch administrative processes and (iii) Simplification of the homework and take-home exam submission process. The effectiveness of the new and improved approach in 2009 is expected to reflect in the new demand data for technical and learning support. This data will be collected during summer 2009 and analyzed in the final paper submission.