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Using computer assisted collaborative learning for high quality distance education

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2 Author(s)
Pendergrass, N.A. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Massachusetts Univ., Dartmouth, MA, USA ; Sun, G.

Describes a high-quality distance learning course in undergraduate signals and systems which is being taught at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and is being shared with the University of Massachusetts, Boston. The course uses computer-assisted collaborative learning techniques over two-way compressed video. Students in this course spend most of their class time working in groups on problems or interactive demonstrations. Often, they use simulators with audio input and output. This gives students an active learning experience during the class while also sharply reducing the amount of information which must be sent in broadcast fashion through the video system. By using collaborative learning methods, the negative impact of the video system is greatly reduced in the classrooms at both ends. There are many logistical issues in designing a distance learning course using collaborative learning methods for a subject like linear systems. This paper describes the layout of a computer-assisted learning studio. It also discusses the teaching methods used. These were optimized together for maximum effectiveness of this distance learning course

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1996. FIE '96. 26th Annual Conference., Proceedings of  (Volume:1 )

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6-9 Nov 1996