How a Professional Practice Professor Uses eLearning to Teach Professionalism

By: Cassie Lipp, University of Cincinnati

Todd Foley had never taught a class of more than 25 students before he began teaching Introduction to Co-op and Mid-Curricular Co-op for Engineering courses at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science. To get started, he turned to tools from the eLearning backpack project. Meeting the goals of the co-op courses can be challenging, especially with only one hour of class each week and students with varying levels of experience all in one large lecture room. Foley looked for a way to make the course as personalized as possible for the students. “How do you create a learning environment that is conducive to all types of learning?” Foley asked. “I use technology to level the playing field.”

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