Dr. Jennifer Shane, associate professor in civil, construction and environmental engineering, and a program director at the Center for Transportation Research and Education, successfully completed a Quality Matters certified course review in January 2019, for CE 501 (Preconstruction Project Engineering and Management) in collaboration with Dr. Aliye Karabulut-Ilgu, Assistant Teaching Professor, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering.
They shared learning online has many opportunities for increased interaction between the instructor and students as well as amongst students themselves. Through discussion boards, Drs. Shane and Karabulut-Illgu have found participation from every single student as opposed to the common misconception about online learning lacking interaction. Their interaction with QM CELT courses and workshops helped align course materials, assessments, and student expectations. An added benefit was the transferability to face-to-face course design!