August 2015 Edition
Worldwide eLearning News & Events
Welcome Jackie Luft, Ed.D. to the eLearning Team!
Dr. Luft introduces herself and discusses the ways she'll work with the Instructional Design team as our new Accessibility Specialist.
Last Chance Come & Go Lab and Last Minute Blackboard Support
It's not too late to get help with your Blackboard course!
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS OFFERS NEW ONLINE MASTER'S
The College of Media & Communications is offering a new online master's program in Strategic Communication and Innovation starting this fall. It will be Texas Tech University's first Mass Communication degree offered 100% online. Read more about it in this story on Texas Tech Today.
Instructional Design Tips
Student Feedback for Online Course Improvement
Instructional designer Veronica Sanchez outlines the ways that student feedback can help you create an exemplary course.
ON State Authorization
Six Common Myths about State Authorization for Distance Education
Myth three from the most recent WCET Frontiers Blog is of special note as Texas seeks to become a member state of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Institutions will still need authorization from each individual state to conduct a variety of activities outlined in the article including professional licensure programs.
at the Regional Sites
TTU at Fredericksburg Hosts Summer Art Program & Exhibition
Students, faculty and community members filled the halls of the Hill Country University Center on the night of the TTU School of Art's Inaugural Fredericksburg Summer Art Program Student Exhibition. Kelly Podzemny shares information about the program and photos from the event in this article on our website.
Waco Biology Students Visit Mammoth Site and More
Earlier this year, TTU at Waco students toured the Waco Mammoth National Monument. Read about the unique opportunities available to Waco students in this article by Kelly Podzemny.
eLearning Training Sessions at the TLPDC
Join us at the TLPDC for upcoming training sessions helpful for instructors of online and distance courses.
- Monday, August 17, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
- Wednesday, September 2, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Test Tool
- Tuesday, September 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Assignment Dropbox
- Wednesday , September 16, 3-4 p.m. – How to Put Your Course Online, Session 1: Capturing Your Teaching Style
Additional training sessions are planned throughout the rest of the semester. Register on the TLPDC website at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu.
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