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Information technology in the classroom: experiences and recommendations

Robert J. Edling (Robert J. Edling is an Associate Professor at the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, E.B. Doran Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA. 70803. E‐mail: redling Tel: 225 388‐1065; Fax: 225 388‐3492.)

Campus-Wide Information Systems

ISSN: 1065-0741

Article publication date: 1 March 2000



Four years of classroom experience indicate that information technology can enhance student learning. Commercial interest in IT for training supports this enhancement. Classes taught are described. In addition, methods, hardware, software and various aspects of application and use are discussed. Although video and sound have not been used, graphics, programming with Javascript and guided exercises have been successfully applied. The use of the integrated courseware, Blackboard, has been used effectively for testing and keeping grades. Twelve tests were given to approximately 50 students over a period of eight weeks. Tests were primarily multiple choice although other forms of questions could have been used. Tests were automatically graded and scores posted with few difficulties.



Edling, R.J. (2000), "Information technology in the classroom: experiences and recommendations", Campus-Wide Information Systems, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 10-15.




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