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West Lafafayette, Indiana

Abstract

This paper introduces “re-invent the wheel” as a pedagogical approach. “Let them re-invent the wheel” is a teaching strategy that lets the in-seat instructor prepare one’s own students for research and online learning, to familiarize them with ethics and to prepare them for higher education as well as market. In this approach, the instructor assigns brief and non-essential parts of the course to the students to have them learn by their own and return their findings and understanding documented, where it makes the students practice in brief writing-assignments and work with software that improves their computer literacy, which are essential pieces in online learning. In this approach, instructor roles as a director in making a bridge between in-seat and online learning, that the latter one is an inevitable essential piece in today’s education. This paper outlines the advantages, outcomes and the difficulties of this approach and details solutions to address the difficulties.

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“Re-invent the wheel”, a Bridge between In-seat and Online Learning

West Lafafayette, Indiana

This paper introduces “re-invent the wheel” as a pedagogical approach. “Let them re-invent the wheel” is a teaching strategy that lets the in-seat instructor prepare one’s own students for research and online learning, to familiarize them with ethics and to prepare them for higher education as well as market. In this approach, the instructor assigns brief and non-essential parts of the course to the students to have them learn by their own and return their findings and understanding documented, where it makes the students practice in brief writing-assignments and work with software that improves their computer literacy, which are essential pieces in online learning. In this approach, instructor roles as a director in making a bridge between in-seat and online learning, that the latter one is an inevitable essential piece in today’s education. This paper outlines the advantages, outcomes and the difficulties of this approach and details solutions to address the difficulties.