Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Booth Paper Accepted for Presentation at Distance Learning Administrator’s Conference

A paper written by Clayton State University Associate Professor of Information Technology Larry Booth, his wife, Vickie Booth, and Fred Hartfield has been accepted for presentation at the Distance Learning Administrator’s Conference to be held in June at St. Simon’s, Ga. The paper won a best paper award, which will be presented during the opening dinner on Sunday, June 21. In addition to being published in the Distance Learning Administration Annual, award winning papers are invited for publication in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

The paper, “Continuous Course Improvement, Enhancements, and Modifications: Control and Tracking,” develops an innovative process that employs roles and business rules to define a change management system for continuous improvement, enhancement, and modification of an online curriculum. All three authors are part of the University System of Georgia’s (USG) WebBSIT program. The WebBSIT, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, is a fully online degree offered through a consortium of five USG institutions. At Clayton State University, the WebBSIT is offered by the Department of Information Technology in the College of Information and Mathematical Sciences.

In addition to his teaching position at Clayton State, Larry Booth (LarryBooth@clayton.edu) serves on the WebBSIT operating board. Vickie Booth (Vickie@GAWebBSIT.org) is the executive director of the Georgia WebBSIT, with her office at Southern Polytechnic State University. Hartfield (fhartfield@spsu.edu) is an associate professor in Information Technology at Southern Polytechnic and also serves on the WebBSIT operating board.

A unit of the University System of Georgia, Clayton State University is an outstanding comprehensive metropolitan university located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
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