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February 2016 Edition

Worldwide eLearning News & Events

Inaugural Faculty Fellow Appointed

Worldwide eLearning recently appointed Dr. Stephanie J. Jones as its inaugural eLearning Faculty Fellow, a position intended to provide the candidate with an opportunity to cultivate a research project, and serve as an advocate for online and distance education at Texas Tech.

Special Event: Copyright & Fair Use

Please join us for a special event cosponsored by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC), the IT Division and TTU Worldwide eLearning on Friday, February 19, in the TLPDC, Room 151. Professor Linda Enghagen (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Management) will explore ten of the most common myths and misconceptions about copyright and fair use. 

Texas Tech Achieves Tier One Carnegie Designation

Texas Tech has achieved a Tier One Carnegie designation! Of the 115 universities listed in the Highest Research Activity category, Texas Tech is one of 81 public institutions in the top tier.

Online Special Education Master's Program Ranked 10th in Nation

Best Choice Schools ranked Texas Tech University 10th in the nation for its online master's degree in special education. Texas Tech is one of four Texas schools to make the list. West Virginia University (13th) was the only other Big 12 Conference school in the top 30.

Best Choice Schools Top Ten

Spring 2016 eLearning Training Sessions

TTU Worldwide eLearning (WWeL) 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.

On Accessibility

Working Together

Student Disability Services and Worldwide eLearning work together to provide assistance to both students and instructors.

Blackboard @ TTU

Blackboard Rubric Tool Video

Are you wondering how to use the Blackboard Rubric Tool, but you missed the face-to-face training? Watch the recorded Blackboard Rubric Tool training on the eLearning Blackboard Support website, which includes the handout for the training. The Blackboard Rubric Tool provides a consistent method for grading student work by organizing specific assessment criteria and determining point values based on the level of performance for each criterion. Some benefits of using the built-in rubric include: clear performance expectations, consistent grading, and structured feedback.

At the Regional Sites 

TTU at Collin Hires New Director and Advisor

Texas Tech University's newest regional teaching site, Texas Tech University at Collin Higher Education Center, has hired two new staff members and is offering its first course in the Dallas/Fort Worth area during the spring 2016 semester.

TTU at Collin College

Chancellor Visits TTU at Fredericksburg

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan spent an evening at the Fredericksburg regional site in January. Read more about his visit in this story from the Fredericksburg Standard-Post. 

Fred Duncan

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