University of Tampa students are learning more about the
Republican National Convention. The fall
semester kicked off Aug. 27.
freshman orientation included a 20-hour RNC 101. The online course will teach freshman
students convention history, the delegate selection, security issues and the
"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.
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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