Program in Course Redesign

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Contact: Robert White

Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) redesigned Introduction to Sociology. The goals were to encourage greater collaboration, increase student learning and decrease the percentage of students receiving a D or F or withdrawing from the course. The course redesign involved eliminating the traditional multiple section course format developed individually by instructors and substituting a common format that included online learning modules and threaded discussions, an interactive research module and interactive computer-based testing. Some sociology sections were linked to an Elementary Composition course. The redesign plan expected to produce a 20% cost-per-student reduction plus additional savings resulting from decreased D's, F's and withdrawals. The results of the completed redesign can be found by following the links listed below under Final Report.

Initial Planning (as of 7/1/99)

Interim Progress Report (as of 12/31/00)

Final Report (as of 12/31/01)

 

 

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