Wednesday, March 4
1:45 PM-2:15 PM
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Effectively Incorporate Civic Education in the Online Environment: Findings from a Research Study

Full Paper ID: 44121
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    Rebecca Odom-Bartel
    College of Education, The University of Alabama
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    Vivian Wright
    College of Education, The University of Alabama

Abstract: The importance of civic education in higher education curriculum has been a constant through many educational reforms. With academia moving into the 21st century and online education increasing to about 34% of all enrollment (Allen & Seaman, 2014) it is imperative that new pedagogical methods be developed to provide quality civic education to higher education students. This paper and subsequent presentation detail the results of a dissertation research study, which sought to discover descriptive data on practical applications of effective civic education pedagogy in the online environment. Additionally it provides implications and recommendations for how these descriptive data can be used to transform and improve the incorporation of civic education into the online environment.

Presider: Ronald Costello, Penn State University - Abington College


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