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Course Development and Instructional Design #2

2. (12) Technology is used as a tool to achieve learning outcomes in delivering course content.

Not Observed      Insufficient      Moderate Use      Meets Criterion Completely

The School of Library and Information Science offers programs that are 100% online. Because of this exclusively online environment, technology is a critical tool in achieving outcomes in delivering course content.

Virtual resources include our learning management system; web conferencing platformlecture capture tools; tools to create and share multimedia; and communication tools, such as our website,  instant messaging, blogs, and social media sites

The School provides access, training, and support for a number of technology tools. The following examples are linked to resources faculty members  and students can access in order to learn to use these tools effectively:

Desire2Learn (D2L) Learning Management System (requires login)
Faculty Guide to Using Collaborate (web conferencing)
Student Guide to Using Collaborate (web conferencing)
Blackboard IM
Panopto (lecture recording)

The School not only provides training and adoption support through administrative and staff work, but it also promotes continual sharing among faculty about tools they are using and their best practices. The annual Faculty Institute and Tech Tips blog are two examples of venues where faculty ideas about effective use of technology for teaching are shared. . In addition in 2012 the School launched SLIS T3 (Teaching Tips and Techniques) that provides ongoing online faculty training throughout the year. It is mandatory for faculty to attend at least one session.

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