Perfecting Lessons Learned for Criminal Justice Online Graduate Education: Reflection, Integration, and Application
Journal of Criminal Justice Education
Criminal justice programs are seeing an increase in the number of online classes both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. At the graduate level, criminal justice online education requires students to achieve mastery of higher ordered thinking and advanced analytic skills. Some students may believe that online education is simply a matter of reading postings and writing simple responses to queries. In order to counter the view that modern online courses, particularly those at the graduate level, are not academic enough, online graduate faculty must find ways to engage students through useful course design and meaningful assessments that promote deep learning. Such engagement requires faculty and students to show reflection in design as well as the integration and application of course materials in a consistent and significant way. This paper will discuss our attempts to reframe graduate criminal justice online classes in order to enhance student engagement and, ultimately, their deeper learning.
Bernat, Frances and Frailing, Kelly, "Perfecting Lessons Learned for Criminal Justice Online Graduate Education: Reflection, Integration, and Application" (2015). Social Sciences Faculty Publications. 62.