DL News & Updates
Distance Learning News & Updates
Important updates about the Distance Learning Program will be posted here throughout each
term, so check back frequently for updates!
Save the Date! May 12-13, 2014 - 2014 UA System Scholars Institute
The UA System Office asks that you save May 12-13, 2014 for the 7th Annual Scholars Institute, to be held at the UA Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This year's theme is, "Integrating Technology to Support Student Success, Research, and Service". Look for more information, including a call for proposals, in the coming weeks. For more information, contact email@example.com.
The Scholars Institute fosters a shared community of knowledge between members of all three UA System campuses. It brings us together to discover and discuss best practices and new ideas for the roles of technology in our teaching, learning, and research processes. As in years past, 2014 conference topics relate to experiences of all faculty and students, from integration of technology into our academic environments to the growing role of technology in the teaching, learning, and research triad.
Conversations That Matter: Approaching the Academic Calendar More Creatively
Special sessions are emerging as a key strategy for optimizing enrollment. To learn a little more about the opportunities these calendaring options present, we interviewed Ken Smith, Virginia Tech's vice provost for resource management and institutional effectiveness. To learn more about this and to watch the interview click here.
Conversations That Matter: Copyright, Fair Use, and MOOC's - What To Be Aware Of
Fair use and copyright ownership are complicated enough when we are considering materials for a class with seven or 70 students. But what if you are venturing into the world of the MOOC, where media and written materials may be shared with 7,000 or 70,000 students? How do fair use and copyright considerations change as you move into that setting, and what do your faculty need to be aware of? To learn more about the matter of copyright and fair use click here.
How Flipped Classroom Strategies Help Solve STEM Shortage
Want to know how the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Cincinnati gave more than 500 high school students a head start in college STEM studies over the course of just one academic year? Find out more here!
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference April 9-11, 2014!
The Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies' impact on online teaching and learning. The California State University’s MERLOT and the Sloan Consortium invite you to submit a proposal for the 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, to be held April 9-11, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Click here to learn more.
The College of Engineering began work on the development of the University of Alabama in Huntsville's very first MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) during the Summer 2013. The progress of this project has been fast-paced with many lessons learned. Launch date is currently set in January 2014, so check back on new information to be posted.
MOOC Course Objectives: The objective of this online course will be to review key and essential concepts and ideas from four key enabling sciences that impact chemical engineering education: chemistry, mathematics, physics, and biology. We will do this by introducing problems that chemical engineers are asked to solve and explore the reasons why the enabling sciences are required to solve them. The problems introduced will come from topics such as water versus gasoline, chemicals to help cure disease, and materials and their properties.
Who is this program for? Students who are curious about chemical engineering or those that have expressed in earning a degree in chemical engineering will benefit from taking this course. While many students do take many of the basic science classes, this course will provide a context for basic science through exploration of specific problems and case studies.
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Distance Learning Newsletters
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