CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Book Title

Manual for Colleges & Universities Developing Programs in Peace & Conflict Studies

Department

Department of Conflict Resolution Studies

Files

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Download Full Text (698 KB)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Jennifer Batton, Julie Shedd, David J. Smith, Bill Warters

Edition

2

Description

The leading barometers of online learning such as the Online Report Card (available at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/read/online-report-card-tracking-online-education-united-states-2015/) indicate that over one in four higher education students now take distance courses and the increase in online enrollments is outpacing overall higher education enrollments. Busy life schedules, tight budgets, established career paths, advances in technology and the desire to reach ever wider, more diverse student bodies are some of the factors driving the growth. Students have differing needs and preferences and some disciplines’ training requirements cannot be met through online learning. In our Conflict Resolution Studies Department at Nova Southeastern University, we have been offering the whole range of course delivery modes; online, residential and hybrids driven by the desire to meet student needs in ever wider locations as well as capitalizing on the advances in class delivery modes. Our guiding philosophy of the scholarship of engagement, makes experiential learning and community engagement critical components of our curriculum. For our practice courses we find that hybrid courses give students online flexibility while providing the hands on, face to face interaction practice requires. In this chapter, we share from what we have learnt in three aspects of learning: online, hybrid and experiential studies.

Publication Date

2018

Publisher

Conflict Studies Collaborative

City

Detroit, MI

Keywords

course delivery, experiential learning, hybrid classes, online classes, service learning

Disciplines

Peace and Conflict Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

70

Last Page

76

ORCID ID

0000-0003-3937-0431, 0000-0002-7289-5670

Course Delivery: Online, Hybrid, Service and Experiential Learning Possibilities (New for 2018)

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