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The growing number of online adjunct faculty has created a new set of challenges for higher education, particularly for institutions with limited resources that can be allocated exclusively to online faculty issues. In this seminar you’ll gain a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining faculty – especially those increasingly sought-after online adjunct faculty.
It’s important to consider fair use, transformative uses, and copyright compliance early on when designing online courses to avoid legal complications and revisions later. Find out how recent copyright court decisions affect distance education.
The growing use of social/shared media and online apps in the classroom is generally seen as a good thing. It encourages collaboration, free exchange of ideas, and, in many cases, a richer learning experience. Get the details on current critical legal and other issues from a veteran online educator and attorney.
Many online degree programs claim to offer the highest-quality experience for students. But how do they actually demonstrate that? There are standards for assessing how well an online program is supporting faculty and students. In this seminar, learn the seven key measurable aspects of quality in online education.
Finding tools for evaluating online faculty, especially new hires, is critical to building a high quality online program. We explore strategies and rubrics that are already in place and working at the University of Central Florida.
More and more faculty are “taking the plunge” into blended learning, bringing part of their coursework online. If you’re wondering whether your courses could evolve into a blended one—and more important, how you’d go about it—this online seminar is for you. Determine the opportunities for online learning in your classes and outline a methodology for developing them.
Competency-Based Education (CBE) refers to alternative credentialing strategies that allow students to progress through course materials at their own pace and demonstrate mastery through assessments, regardless of time spent in “class.” Learn more about what CBE is, what it can do for you and your students, and how to implement it at your institution.
Current assumptions about distance education are based on studies more than a decade old. Learn to separate fact from fiction and evaluate your school’s data to make decisions regarding improvements to online courses. Now is the time to change where you focus your efforts related to improving the quality of online courses and programs.
Many institutions have ramped up their online teaching efforts, only to find that they really don’t have any good tools for evaluating the quality of instruction. Creating an Evaluation Process for Online Faculty Members will help you do just what the title promises – develop the tools you need to provide meaningful, accurate evaluation of your distance-learning faculty.
Distance Education Report newsletter brings subscribers the latest news and views about online learning... case studies, best practices, analysis from our experienced editors and key contributions from your peers nationwide. Twice monthly, it delivers valuable insight on creating, implementing and managing distance education programs.
You need to act sooner than later, as the number of online students is exploding. Of all students in college, 29.3% take at least one online course. Meeting the needs of this population is critical for growth and retention rates, but it won’t be easy. Tight budgets and economic pressures make adapting a new approach difficult. Two expert instructors discuss the relationship between technology, student affairs and distance learners. You’ll see best practice models as well.
The pace of change is brisk in higher education today. Institutions have to be increasingly nimble to succeed and thrive. Increase your ability to act with confidence as an agent of change. This online seminar covers examples of organizational failure and how the institutions recovered and moved forward, wiser and stronger.
Concerns about the quality of distance learning have been a hot topic lately. From media headlines to the legislative challenges of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, questions about quality are being asked over and over again. Now it’s time to provide some answers and improve your program in the process. We introduce you to a proven system for measuring and delivering quality in distance learning.
The eQuality Model is a highly adaptable program designed to continuously improve the quality and integrity of online and distance education learning. You can learn how to adapt this model and develop your own comprehensive quality program in Ensuring Online Program Quality with the eQuality Model: A Magna Publications White Paper.
If you’re teaching online, you’ve likely confronted the reality that most opportunities to improve the learning experience for your students just don’t fit your budget. But here’s some very good news: There are online teaching tools that will cost you absolutely nothing. And you can learn about the best of them in this Magna Online Seminar.
The federal government has increased its scrutiny and ramped up its efforts to enforce distance learning ADA accessibility requirements. But the accessibility discussion is not only about compliance. Institutions that embrace the process of equalizing access to learning materials for all students will also discover it is a valuable retention tool and a great teaching strategy.
In the arena of online education, small schools can compete effectively with far larger ones. We provide you with proven steps for launching new online education programs, including how to gain faculty support, identify lead administrators, develop solid instructional designs, and provide technological help during the transition to the new delivery system.
Online instruction certainly brings new diversity to faculty, but that doesn’t have to compromise educational quality. Colleges and universities can take some clear steps to ensure that they fully integrate online instructors into the campus educational community so that expectations and standards are clearly understood and maintained. Learn about the best practices for hiring, integrating, and evaluating online faculty in this seminar.
Learn how to bring your copyright policy into compliance with current case law. You’ll find out what the concept of transformative uses has to do with fair use in the educational setting and see how applying this concept can keep you on the right side of copyright law. This seminar shows you how to establish and implement policies to assure copyright compliance.
In today’s online classroom, orientation is a tricky proposition. It takes careful planning to seamlessly integrate a new instructor and maintain a high-quality learning experience for students. Discover valuable orientation strategies from a veteran of distant-learning programs. We share tools and techniques you can use to ease your instructors' transition.