Using Blackboard to improve student participation

Deborah Gold, Associate Research Professor, Sociology

Project Description

Gold received funding to explore Blackboard as a means to improve access to materials and increase student participation in her course Sociology 164: Death and Dying. Using group features in Blackboard, students accessed different sets of readings based on their exposure and interests, making the course material more meaningful. Blackboard discussion boards were used to encourage student participation, while timely feedback was generated via a class service journal assignment.

Project Start Date: 05/01/04
Funding awarded: $1250