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Jeff Anderson and Corinna Provant-Robishaw

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 2:07 pm / September 12, 2013

Jeff Anderson, faculty in the Department of Respiratory Care, and Corinna Provant-Robishaw, an instructional design consultant with Boise State’s eCampus, presented “Conversion of Medical Terminology Course to High Enrollment Online Course” at the 29th annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, held Aug. 8-9 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Anderson teaches the medical terminology course for the Department of Community and Environmental Health, which is a required course for many disciplines on campus and in the past has been offered exclusively on campus. Provant-Robishaw helped him convert the course to a large enrollment, fully online course that will be beneficial for increased access for students. In their information session, Anderson and Provant-Robishaw presented the process of converting the course, including grade distributions and statistics from student evaluations for the two semesters prior to conversion, and from the two semesters following the conversion. They also offered attendees templates for high-enrollment online delivery of courses with different levels of difficulty and/or educational strategies.