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UT students go online for RNC 101

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University of Tampa students are learning more about the Republican National Convention.  The fall semester kicked off Aug. 27.  

This year's freshman orientation included a 20-hour RNC 101.  The online course will teach freshman students convention history, the delegate selection, security issues and the nominating process. 

"We use a course management system called Blackboard, and that allows faculty to post things online.  Students can access it anytime of the day 24-7," said Joseph Sclafani of the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education.

Through the web based class, students take quizzes, participate in chat rooms or they can use it as a launch to various research websites. 

"Do everything that we would normally do but in a slightly different way.  And decided we could be in the front seat of a very interesting event and see what we could do to get students connected and involved," said Sclafani.

University of Tampa professors say it's a natural fit and squeezing it into the semester only made sense.

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