Course Design Brainstorm Session 1

Fri, 18 May, 2012    brainstormingcourse designengagementredesign

This is the first of several Course Design Brainstorming Sessions from the Distance Education Department.  Perhaps it will spark some new ideas for your course.

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Last Day to Register/Start Date

Thu, 17 May, 2012    adddropcommunicationregistrationsuccess tipsummer

Friday, May 18th, is the last day to register for a Distance Education course for the summer term. Registered courses should be available in your Blackboard now.

Success Tip: Take the time to familiarize yourself with the course before it begins.

Classes being Monday, May 21. Please make sure you check in during the first 3-5 days. Students who do not check in and complete the first week's assignments may be dropped from the course. Once a student is dropped, he/she cannot be added back. It is very important to us to see you through your summer term courses.

Success Tip: Communication in an online environment ensures that you stay connected with your instructor. Happy summer!

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THE CHRONICLE on Turnitin’s GradeMark Feature

Wed, 16 May, 2012    assignmentsblackboardgrademarktime saverturnitinwriting

I found a very interesting article on THE CHRONICLE Blog regarding Turnitin's GradeMark feature. Migrating to accepting papers electronically can be difficult for some faculty members but it saves the time and hassle of collecting paper copies, keeping up with paper copies, distributing paper copies, finding email submissions, downloading email submissions, marking up email submission or paper submissions, and returning the email submissions.

Campbell has integrated Turnitin with your Blackboard course so there is no need for additional log in credentials.

Article Link: http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/paperless-gr

Katherine Spradley
Director of Distance Education
Campbell University

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Course Design with iPad Apps: The DE Top 3

Tue, 15 May, 2012    appcourse designengagementipad

Are you looking for ways to use your iPad to improve your course design?

Distance Education composed their top 3 iPad Apps for improving course design. Many online and blended courses are missing a key element: Student - Instructor interaction. Most instructors provide plenty of Student - Content (i.e. PowerPoint, Notes, Links) interaction and many instructors cover the Student - Student interaction (i.e. Discussions, Groups). The Student - Instructor interaction seems to be the most difficult relationship to establish in an asynchronous environment. These 3 apps will provide you additional tools to increase that interaction and help engage your students.

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