Title

Synchronous or Asynchronous? Consider Another Alternative to Online Delivery Courses

Presenter Email

ed.steigerwald@mga.edu

Location

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Start Date

14-8-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

14-8-2018 2:30 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Other Topic Area

Adding Interactivity to Online Courses

Keywords

Online, Interactive, Courses, Design

Abstract

Creating online courses that are interactive increases student satisfaction, improves performance and achieves better recall of outcome related content and assessment. Online content has been clearly established as an effective method of delivering courses to aviation students. Students can participate in the course from virtually any location in the world at any time. The alternatives to online courses have been traditional in the classroom classes or via internet access at a scheduled date and time, making the class synchronous, but substantially less convenient. The challenge has been to make the online learning experience better than the traditional in class experience. Student satisfaction, performance, and outcomes assessments were measured to assess the impact of the interactive designs. Surveys of over 50 students in four different courses indicate that interactive course design in online delivered aviation courses is more engaging, delivers content in a better format, and achieves better overall grades.

Comments

Presented during Session 5: Educating Students in Aviation

Presenter Biography

John (Ed) Steigerwald is an Assistant Professor and former Dean of the school of Aviation at Middle Georgia State University (MGA). He holds an ATP certificate and five type ratings along with CFII – MEI. Included in his 13,500 flight hours is 4,000 as an instructor and Designated Pilot Examiner in the L-39, a tandem seat jet fighter-trainer.

Prior to joining MGA he owned an FBO and served as Chief pilot for a scheduled airline operating under Part 135 DOT operational authority. His prior business career spans two decades as CEO of a DOD Navy contracting firm working on Nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. His 500 employee company worked across the USA and at sea.

He attended Towson State University and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Aviation Technology from Thomas Edison State College and obtained a Master’s of Science degree from American Military University in Space Studies with a concentration is Aerospace Science. He also has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Southwest Bible College and his doctorate is from Northcentral University in Engineering and Technology Management.

He and his wife, Ute, live in Florida and Georgia to spend time with their six children and two grandchildren.

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Aug 14th, 1:00 PM Aug 14th, 2:30 PM

Synchronous or Asynchronous? Consider Another Alternative to Online Delivery Courses

Jim W. Henderson Administration & Welcome Center (Bldg. #602)

Creating online courses that are interactive increases student satisfaction, improves performance and achieves better recall of outcome related content and assessment. Online content has been clearly established as an effective method of delivering courses to aviation students. Students can participate in the course from virtually any location in the world at any time. The alternatives to online courses have been traditional in the classroom classes or via internet access at a scheduled date and time, making the class synchronous, but substantially less convenient. The challenge has been to make the online learning experience better than the traditional in class experience. Student satisfaction, performance, and outcomes assessments were measured to assess the impact of the interactive designs. Surveys of over 50 students in four different courses indicate that interactive course design in online delivered aviation courses is more engaging, delivers content in a better format, and achieves better overall grades.