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Respiratory Care Faculty and eCampus Instructional Design Consultant Present on Conversion of Medical Terminology Course

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

Anderson teaches 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 to convert 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.