Treading water: trends in developing online competency-based courses

Concurrent Session 1

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

This interactive session will focus on best practices in developing courses for competency-based programs, and for faculty interested in switching their traditional online classes into more of a competency based approach.  The session will explore the differences and challenges in developing competency based online courses.  Techniques such as content development, multimedia approaches, faculty interactivity, and overall design will be discussed.  In this highly interactive session, participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas in small groups, allowing everyone to take away a concrete "to do list" for implementation of competency-based format in their own courses.  


Jackie Krause, Ph.D. Jackie Krause is an assistant professor for Central Washington University in the Information Technology and Applied Management program. Jackie has over eighteen years of experience in adult education, at both the community college and university level teaching courses both face-to-face and online. Fascinated with engaging online students in non-traditional methods, Jackie pursued a Masters in educational technology from Pepperdine University. She enjoys looking for ways to implement social networking technologies in both the classroom and enterprise. As a result, her dissertation topic addressed the perceptions and intentions of employees to use social networking within the enterprise. As an educator, Jackie enjoys trying new techniques as means of reaching students on every level.
Dr. Julie Bonner is an Associate Faculty member at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. Dr. Bonner is the program coordinator for the graduate program in the Information Technology and Administrative Management department. She has been at the University three years and is very interesting in student development, course design, and how students learn.