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Facilitating the Concept of Multiple Intelligences into Web Courses

Rebecca Oekerman.

As more coursework, both undergraduate and graduate, is offered via the web, the question becomes how do these courses speak to the concept of multiple intelligences. The purpose of this paper is to describe how web courses can be designed to facilitate the use of multiple intelligences possessed by students in responding to class assignments. Multiple intelligences will be defined in accord with work done by Howard Gardner and related to a type of coursework that can often be viewed as only two-dimensional, web courses. Explanations of the ways in which the courses are designed to allow students to represent their knowledge in relation to their perceived intelligences will be discussed. Examples of the ways in which students have chosen to represent their knowledge will be shared.


Rebecca Oekerman  (United States)
Associate Professor
School of Education
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Rebecca Oekerman teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education, many of which are delivered via the Internet. Dr. Oekerman also serves as the Chairman of the Teacher Education Faculty and project director for the Univerity's Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant.

  • Web Course
  • Multiple Intelligences

(Virtual Presentation, English)