July 2015 Edition
Worldwide eLearning Events
Come & Go Labs and Last Minute Blackboard Support
The fall semester will be here before you know it. We can help you get your online course ready.
Texas Tech is a great value for out of state students
Texas Tech University was included on U.S. News and World Report's list of the "10 Most Inexpensive Online Bachelor's Programs for Out-of-State Students." Students who reside outside the State of Texas are currently charged a rate equal to that of in-state tuition when they enroll solely in online courses.
Why Online Students Succeed
In this article from eduventures.com, author Brian Fleming examines the results of the Eduventures' 2015 Online Student Survey of 28,000 online students. Explore the factors that drive or hinder success and his recommendations to improve student success here.
Blackboard @ TTU
Live Shell Tips
Getting ready to copy content into your Fall Live Shell? Read on for some tips to ensure success!
Instructional Design Tips
Module Design Plans
Expanding your course design plan to include module plans will allow you to discover your teaching style. Learn how to create module plans in this article on our website from Anita Nuñez.
New Technology Notes
Faculty Uses for Skillsoft
Skillsoft Online Learning is a great way to flip your class and have students do prerequisite learning outside of the classroom to save in-class time for new information.
ON State Authorization
Update on the Five Types of State Authorization Regulations
Russ Poulin of WICHE Cooperative of Electronic Telecommunications explains in a recent (WCET) Frontiers blog the five types of state authorization regulations. With the admonition that any single
state authorization issue tends to necessarily fall under more than one of the five
types, Poulin points out that institutions are inclined to consider issues only in
the context of one type.
Regional Site News
Eventful Few Months at Hill Country Regional Sites
It's been an eventful few months for all three of Texas Tech University's Hill Country area regional sites. A new director has been named for two sites, multiple awards and recognitions have been received, and there are new learning opportunities available to community members. Read more in this article on our website from Kelly Podzemny.
#TTUFromAnywhere Social Media Campaign
Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning soft launched the #TTUFromAnywhere campaign earlier this year in an effort to engage students of online and regional site programs.
eLearning Training Sessions at the TLPDC
Join us at the TLPDC for upcoming training sessions helpful for instructors of online and distance courses.
• Thursday, July 16, Noon-1 p.m. – Turning Technologies - Turning Point Cloud Overview
• Thursday, August 6, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
• Monday, August 17, 2-4 p.m. – Blackboard Learn 9.1 Training: Basic Training
Additional training sessions are planned throughout the rest of the semester. All can be registered for on the TLPDC's website at http://events.tlpd.ttu.edu.
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