Course Advantage is software that lets instructors create, edit and print teaching plans quickly and easily. It presents a conceptual hierarchy to organize course content relative to instructional goals. The instructor maps course information in an outline by entering detailed descriptions in course, unit, lesson and module windows. Course Advantage then shows the relationships between the units of a course, the lessons in each unit and the modules in each lesson, providing a methodology to assure that all components fit together to produce an instructionally sound lesson plan. This heirarchical mapping approach lets instructors lay out and organize all or part of a course, obtain a quick depiction of the instructional tasks ahead, or produce detailed lesson plans for personal or staff use. Ball State University, Office of Academic Research & Sponsored Programs, Muncie, IN, (317) 285-1624, http://www.edt.bsu.edu/advantage.html. W
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/1996 issue of THE Journal.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.