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Leveraging the Nerds: Expedited Course Development Utilizing Moore's Law

Jeffrey Hug (Bellevue University, USA)
Session Information
July 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
Teaching & Learning Effectiveness
Areas of Special Interest: 
Blended Course
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Innovation and Experimentation
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Information Session
Plaza Court 3
Session Duration: 
50 Minutes
Information Session 1

By integrating open education tutorials and resources, instructors can more efficiently develop and maintain courses in rapidly changing fields.

Extended Abstract

The objective of this information session is to demonstrate the use of tutorials and course content created by subject experts that are shared as open educational items. Course development and maintenance times can be reduced through the use of these tools. Moore's Law states that technology evolves at exponential rates. Professors in technology-based programs, while teaching courses in broader subject areas, have an inability to keep up with content and related supplemental materials.

Subject matter experts can be utilized online to supplement in-class presentations in blended course applications. These experts, while focusing on narrower areas of study, can provide more in-depth resources than the instructor can while co-developing in-class presentations. This session will provide examples of blended classroom environments that utilize SME's and how to integrate them while maintaining credibility with the students in the classroom.

Lead Presenter

Jeff Hug is an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Bellevue University. His background includes signage, pre-press, web and print design, marketing, and photography. He teaches classes that cover web design, new media, citizen journalism, and photography. Tweeting as @ProfPirate, he is integrating social media into the educational arena. Areas of interest include social media, concept maps, user interface, and technology in the educational environment.


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