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Archive for March, 2007

Quality Online Classes – by Catherine Kelley

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

What does it mean to say that a course is of “high quality?” Most people agree that a course is of high quality if most of the students learn the required material. Others will point to student engagement and satisfaction, as we hope that our students do not see our courses as drudgery but as interesting and valuable experiences.

The same values are true of online or blended classes. Designing a high-quality class means designing to ensure that desired learning outcomes are achieved, and to fully engage and motivate students. The following design principles will help ensure that all blended and online classes are of the highest possible quality: Read the rest of this entry »

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Improved: Video tutorials for Webcampus Version 7

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

As you probably already know, the Blackboard system (the platform for Webcampus) was upgraded recently to a new version, one that provides many new features. Check out our video tutorials on how to develop materials on the new platform, available at: http://edtech.fdu.edu/videotutorials.html.

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Improved: SCORE Web site has online resources for students

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

We have revised our online resources for students, and launched the SCORE Web site. SCORE stands for: Student Centered Online Resources for Education. Students can find SCORE at http://score.fdu.edu. There you will find links to many sources of help for students, whether they are enrolled in fully-online, hybrid, or traditional face-to-face courses.

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New: All public classrooms have “pixie” controllers

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

All public classrooms on both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses have been outfitted with pixie controllers, which are wall-mounted key pads for turning the installed projectors on and off. These pixie key pads eliminate the need for handheld remote controls for the projectors.

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New: All public classrooms have overhead projectors

Posted by ctlt on March 21, 2007

All public classrooms on both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses have now been outfitted with overhead data projectors. The College at Florham campus was outfitted for Fall 2005, with the Florham Provost’s Office and the Office of Information Resources and Technology contributing funding. The Metropolitan campus was outfitted for Fall 2006, with funding approved by the Information Technology Planning Committee, since a new process for funding community projects for information technology was developed that prior semester.

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