ON-LINE TEACHING PARTNERSHIPS Presented by Julian Scheinbuks (Chicago State University) Sharon McCurdy (University of Illinois at Springfield) Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois at Springfield) Anthony Piña (Northeastern Illinois University) PREMISE for the Study
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Julian Scheinbuks (Chicago State University)
Sharon McCurdy (University of Illinois at Springfield)
Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois at Springfield)
Anthony Piña (Northeastern Illinois University)
ONLINE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES enable inter-institutional collaborations that are unprecedented in the history of academia. Thejoining classes across geographic and institutional boundaries can help institutions meet challenges associated with diversity, specialization, and under-enrollment.
c) The opportunity to introduce new technologies to enhance instruction and demonstrate how pedagogically these may be effectively used. Tools such as Blackboard, Elluminate, podcasting, etc, were introduced with the expectation that these would be used in collaborations.
d) The collaborations would provide an opportunity for mentor mentee relationships between faculty teams with the support of either the instructional technology support groups (ODL, OTEL and CTL) from each university.
e) The opportunity to provide cross-disciplinary units to enhance instruction.
3. To provide a strategy for promoting student retention and increasing graduation rates.
b. Regular scheduled classes available to meet student needs at any of the participating campuses that are not subject to minimum enrollment restrictions.
37 bachelor degrees
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1 doctoral degree
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