The COVID-19 pandemic has created a no-win situation for Fall semester classes: bring students back to campus and risk spreading the virus or teach online and risk insolvency. As faculty work through summer to plan even as situations change, flexible course plans must be built to weather COVID-19 while still meeting students’ needs and expectations for teaching at their institutions. This paper discusses how Principles of IS Programming was quickly and successfully transitioned from a face-to-face course to fully online in Spring and how lessons learned from that transition will be applied to Fall semester. In addition, the paper describes how to organize the course and course schedule to maximize engagement and active learning while remaining agile enough to shift from face-to-face to online (or even vice-versa if the opportunity occurs). This paper is intended to help other IS instructors build a course plan to meet student needs for programming courses.
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Connolly, Amy J. and Mutchler, Leigh A., "A Course Plan for Principles of IS Programming to Withstand COVID-19" (2020). Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics - Faculty Scholarship. 1.