Title: An online learning development and improvement cycle for an undergraduate business computer literacy course

Authors: Nancy Tsai; Suzanne Ogilby; Xiong Yan

Addresses: Faculty of Accounting and Information Science, College of Business Administration, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6088, USA ' Faculty of Accounting and Information Science, College of Business Administration, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6088, USA ' Faculty of Accounting and Information Science, College of Business Administration, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6088, USA

Abstract: This study describes the continuous improvement process for an undergraduate computer literacy curriculum which transforms from a teacher-pushed classroom learning to a student-pulled online learning. The four phases of the online course development and improvement cycle (analysis, development, implementation and assessment) are presented. The difference of the learning effectiveness between the teacher-pushed classroom learning and the student-pulled online learning is compared. The results indicate that the student-pulled online learning is as effective as or better than the teacher-pushed classroom learning. The experienced benefits and disadvantages of the student-pulled online learning are reported.

Keywords: computer literacy curriculum; learning effectiveness; online course development; online assessment; online learning assessment; student-pulled online learning; systems development life cycle; teacher-pushed classroom learning; student assessment; e-learning; electronic learning; continuous improvement; higher education; computing education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2016.083349

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2016 Vol.3 No.4, pp.217 - 227

Received: 23 Oct 2015
Accepted: 10 Apr 2016

Published online: 24 Mar 2017 *

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