Information Systems Faculty Publications and Presentations

Bolstering Teaching through Online Tools

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Fall 2010


This paper offers a compilation of technologies that provides either free or low-cost solutions to the challenges of teaching online courses. It presents various teaching methods the outlined tools and technologies can support, with emphasis on fit between these tools and the tasks they are meant to serve. In addition, it highlights various ethical, security and privacy considerations related to appropriate use of such tools. This integrated overview of various online teaching technologies can be easily leveraged to offer online as well as hybrid courses that are lively and more enriching to both the instructor and the students. Traditional in-person courses can also fruitfully use the tools and techniques mentioned in this paper to integrate recent innovations in online teaching technologies into the classroom.


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Journal of Information Systems Education