Fri, 18 May, 2012
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.
Wed, 16 May, 2012
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
Director of Distance Education
Tue, 15 May, 2012
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.
Wed, 9 May, 2012
Course design is a hot topic in e-learning environments. Basically, how are you going to get the information from your head to the student's head? Speaking from experience, far too often faculty members in the online and blended environments rely heavily on a course cartridge as their main method of knowledge transfer.