Technology Emergencies and Web-based Instruction
Gladys Arome, Barry University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: In any academic environments, availability of technology is a competitive advantage, critical to the ongoing success of an institution. For a distance learner, the minimum requirement to participate in an online course is access to a computer, the Internet, and motivation to succeed in a non-traditional classroom. While online programs have significant strengths and offer unprecedented accessibility to quality education, there are weaknesses inherent in the use of this medium that can pose potential threats to the success of any online program. Technology emergencies/shutdowns can pose a threat to any online program. When access to online learning resources are unavailable to the learners, do higher institutions have any Distance Education Technology Disaster Preparedness plans to support the needs of the distance learners? This article presents suggestions for the steps that higher institutions of learning may adopt to meet the learning needs of their distance learners.
Arome, G. (2004). Technology Emergencies and Web-based Instruction. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 341-345). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).