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OCTOBER 2018
New Program Pages for Prospective Students

New Online and Distance Program Pages

Students can now explore their online and distance degree options with a cleaner, balanced user interface. The new eLearning program pages can help students find their perfect fit like never before.

eLearning Staff Visits Texas Tech’s Costa Rica Campus

Four eLearning & Academic Partnerships staff members recently visited Texas Tech’s new international campus in Costa Rica. In addition to seeing many new sights, they were able to experience first-hand Texas Tech’s commitment to the rest of the globe.

Louder Earns Chamber's Twenty Under Forty List

Recently the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced its annual list of Twenty Under Forty business leaders. Justin R Louder, associate vice provost for eLearning and Academic Partnerships, is included on this distinguished list. The initiative recognizes outstanding individuals under the age of 40 who exemplify leadership in their careers and actively participate in the community. Award winners will be honored at a banquet Nov. 13 at the MCM Elegante.

Welcome to New eLearning Staff

Holley Baker

Holley Baker hopes to inspire students in her new position as an instructional designer.

Tricia Ryan

Tricia Ryan, instructional designer, seeks to create a meaningful classroom experience.

TTU K-12 Signs International Agreement in Vietnam

For nearly 20 years TTU K-12 has forged educational partnerships internationally. Now a collaboration is in place to offer the American curriculum to students in Vietnam.

TTU K-12 Represented on Local Television Magazine Show

Justin Louder, our associate vice provost, recently appeared on KLBK-TV, the local CBS affiliate magazine show Trends & Friends, to talk about TTU K-12 — who we are and what we do to help all students have the freedom to achieve.

Young Actors Have the Freedom to Achieve Through TTU K-12

TTU K-12 is especially popular with young actors who desire more time to hone their craft and successfully accomplish their education. Read about TTU K-12 graduate Jesse Plemons’ second Emmy nomination, and how Nickelodeon star Mohana Krishnan uses our curriculum for its flexibility.

Online Student Stories

Keep It Simple: Using Multimedia in eLearning

As educators, we want to ensure that our students are engaged in learning to the best of their ability. How do we use today's technology without overwhelming our students' ability to learn?

Export/Import an Exam in Blackboard (PDF)

Do you ever have just one exam you want to move to another course in Blackboard? Review the steps to export or import a single exam.

OLC Accelerate 2018: Your Registration Key

eLearning & Academic Partnerships has purchased a group virtual registration package for the upcoming OLC Accelerate conference Nov. 14-16. Over 100 sessions will be livestreamed, including the keynote and plenary sessions, featured sessions, research highlights sessions, select educations sessions, and key industry showcase sessions. Please note this registration is ONLY for current TTU faculty and staff.

Paywall Film Screening and Discussion

Thursday, Oct 25, 6 p.m. — Library Croslin Room
Texas Tech University Libraries will be hosting a screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. Paywall is a documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google.

Become an eLearning Pilot!

Stay connected with eLearning & Academic Partnerships by participating in future pilot programs. For more details, see this eLearning Pilot Program article. To opt in, complete the eLearning Pilot Program request form.

TTU Regional Sites

Students Discuss Educational Successes in New Highland Lakes Videos

In celebration of all of the educational goals that are being achieved by Red Raiders in the Marble Falls area, a new collection of videos has been released showcasing several students who have found success at Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes. See all four videos on our Facebook playlist.

Career Center Offering Webinars for Regional Site Students

The Texas Tech University Career Center offers several webinars that can help Red Raiders prepare for their future professional careers. Because these sessions are hosted online, regional site students can take part as well!

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