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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.
College professors know their course material and how to deliver online instruction. What most faculty members don’t understand, however, are the legal risks involved with teaching these distance education classes. We introduce you to the top legal concerns of online programming, explain how to avoid the biggest legal mistakes, and look at ways to safeguard your institution’s distance education offerings.
As online courses increase in popularity and diversity, meeting the needs of disabled students is an emerging issue. To ensure online offerings are ready to serve this growing population, designers and faculty must understand assistive technologies and ensure that course design is in line with proven standards. This closed-captioned seminar offers a ground level look at accessibility issues.
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.
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.
When it comes to faculty engagement, you face a “double whammy” with online adjuncts. They’re online, which means they’re not necessarily tied physically to the campus. And they’re adjuncts operating outside many of the institutional processes and policies that define your relationship with full-time faculty. We provide you with best practices and a solid strategic framework for dealing with online adjuncts.
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.
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.
Are you an emerging leader in the field of distance education? If so, now is the perfect time to enhance your skill set so that you will be prepared to face the enormous challenges that lie ahead in higher education. This workshop has the tools to help you build your managerial repertoire and develop a ready-to-implement action plan that will set you and your unit apart from the rest of the pack.