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SEPTEMBER 2017

TTUISD Becomes TTU K-12

New name reflects future goals of Texas Tech's kindergarten through high school program. STORY»

eLearning Website Gets a Refresh

Our website recently went through a major remodel. Read about the redesign and how we hope it will better serve our widely-varied audience. STORY»

Dr. Justin Louder Gives Thoughts on Distance Ed in New Blackboard White Paper

Dr. Justin Louder, Associate Provost for Texas Tech University eLearning & Academic Partnerships, was recently featured in Blackboard’s new white paper on the future of higher education. STORY»

Ken Serrano Welcomed to the eLearning Marketing Team

Videographer brings a fresh perspective to distance learning at Texas Tech.  STORY»

BbWorld 2017: Webinar Encore Presentation

Dr. Justin Louder presented at this year's BbWorld 2017 conference and taught a session on “Applying the Basic Principles of Supply and Demand to Achieve Enrollment Goals.” The conference website is offering encore presentations of some of this year’s best sessions via webinar. Dr. Louder’s hour long session will be shown Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Central Time. Register to see this and other sessions.
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TTU Ranks #7 in 2017 Top Online Colleges for Students with Disabilities

In a review of over 1000 colleges and universities, SR Education Group has ranked Texas Tech University at #7 for being disability-friendly for online instruction. Categories that were evaluated include available resources, Universal Design of Learning training, accommodations for online students and various student services. STORY»

Taekwondo and TTU K-12

Elementary student places in the U.S. Taekwondo Championships while taking online classes. STORY»

Fall 2017 eLearning Training Opportunities

Worldwide eLearning offers multiple training classes throughout the semester to assist faculty as they develop new high quality online, hybrid, or web-supported classes. Our list of events has all of our training courses with links to more information. EVENTS»

National Distance Learning Week
Save the Date, Call for Presentations and Student Competition

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is celebrated November 6-10 this year and eLearning is celebrating with a huge kick-off event featuring live and virtual presentations as well as a multimedia project competition for students of all ages! STORY»

Instructor Interaction

What do students say are the most effective characteristics of a good online instructor? Some simple tactics can make a big difference in student satisfaction which is one key to better student outcomes. STORY»

Inside the Online Accessibility Lab

TTU eLearning seeks to make an education available to anyone regardless of ability. Our Online Accessibility Lab (OAL) assists instructors with making their course content accessible to all students. STORY»

Online Accessibility Bootcamp

During the second week of July, instructors and other community curriculum developers participated in a three-day boot camp to help get their content in shape for the fall semester. The Online Accessibility Bootcamp maxed out at 20 participants who bulked up their online instructional material to not only become ADA compliant, but to also utilize Universal Design of Learning. STORY»

Upcoming Distance Education Conferences

Several distance education conferences are scheduled in the next few months. DETAILS»

Regional Site Recap

The Texas Tech University Regional Teaching Sites were busy this summer! STORY + PHOTO ALBUM»

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