Crystal Hofegartner is Professor of History at Kaplan University, School of General Education. Ms. Hofegartner is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Oklahoma completing a dissertation entitled “Saving the Tribe of Zebulun: Religion and the Seafaring Community in Early America.” She received her BA in history from OU in 1997 and MA in history from OU in 1999. After a few years as a graduate teaching assistant and in a community college classroom, Ms. Hofegartner began teaching history online in 2003 when many people thought that particular undertaking might be impossible. Professor Hofegartner is passionate about continual process improvement in the online classroom and sharing her knowledge and methodology with other instructors. Ms. Hofegartner lives in Oklahoma with her four children, husband, and spoiled rotten flock of chickens.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Multimedia: Creating Opportunities for Student Reflection
This general session seeks to explore the incorporation of interactive approaches, including reflective writing and multimedia, in online courses, specifically focusing on interactive elements in the humanities field. As a point of emphasis, the presenters will use case studies from three courses at Kaplan University, “20th Century Art and Humanities,” “History of Medicine,” and “Days that Changed the World,” each of which the presenters designed and/ or revised as well.