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#7.5 Campus Partners Working Together to Create Accessible Online Learning Environments . Panelists: Steve Adams, Distributed Learning Support Services Lacy K. Ford, Senior Vice Provost Christy Friend, Center for Teaching Excellence Aisha Haynes, Center for Teaching Excellence

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Panelists:

Steve Adams, Distributed Learning

Support Services

Lacy K. Ford, Senior Vice Provost

Christy Friend, Center for Teaching Excellence

Aisha Haynes, Center for Teaching Excellence

Karen Pettus, Student Disability Services

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Overview
  • Vice-Provost’s Introduction (video)
  • Quality Review Timeline
    • Background (pre-2010)
    • Groundwork (2010-2013)
    • Building a process (2013-2014)
  • Year 1 Successes
  • Challenges and Next Steps
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Introduction
  • Senior Vice Provost Lacy K. Ford
  • Commitment to Quality Accessible Online Courses
  • Link to Senior Vice Provost Lacy K. Ford Video
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University of South Carolina

Total Enrollment 45,457

Undergraduate 36,220

Graduate 6,867

Professional 1,470

  • Main and Senior Campuses
  • Columbia
  • Aiken
  • Upstate
  • Beaufort
  • Regional Campuses
  • Lancaster
  • Salkehatchie
  • Sumter
  • Union
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Background

Thirty-two graduate degree and certificate programs through DL

Online (Blackboard, Adobe Connect), DVD & telepresence

Enrollment Growth

10,365 (AY 09)

13,665 (AY 10)

15,582 (AY 11)

16,602 (AY 12)

17,883 (AY 13)

18,808 (AY 14)

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2010
  • Distributed Learning Move by Vice Provost
    • Academic services leadership
    • Closer involvement with academic units
    • Course approval process revision
    • Unified vision and blueprint
    • Collaboration established
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2011-2012
  • Instructional Designers hired
  • University subscription to Quality Matters Program
  • Training for Instructional Designers
  • 7 Ways to Make Your Class Accessible
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2011-2012
  • September 24th, 2012:
    • OCR presentation on accessibility of online material
  • New online technologies and delivery modes
  • Enterprise applications and opportunities
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2012-2013
  • Dr. Ford’s assessment of online courses
    • Adoption of Quality Matters rubric for best practices
    • $1,500 course revision grant for faculty
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Spring 2013
  • Provost’s Quality Review Process Created
    • Process begins and ends with faculty
    • Rubric addresses course quality and accessibility
    • Collaborative units provide ongoing support
    • Provost’s Office announces and provides incentives
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Spring 2013

DL Course Review Flow Chart

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Summer 2013
  • Getting the Word Out
  • Documents sent to department chairs/deans
  • CTE develops forms and resources
  • Faculty DL committee consulted
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2013-2014
  • Process Underway
  • Designers worked with faculty to revise courses
  • Weekly CTE meetings to discuss review process 
  • Designers review courses and make recommendations
  • Faculty DL Quality Assurance committee reviewed materials/made recommendations
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2013-2014
  • Getting Faculty Buy-In
  • Campus partners streamline process for faculty
  • Process begins and ends with departments/faculty 
  • Emphasis on flexibility and meeting faculty needs
  • Incentives/recognition for successful course revisions
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Results
  • Year 1 (108 courses):
  • 34 passed review
  • 16 expected to pass by Fall 2014
  • 27 retired by department
  • 22 faculty received $1500 + commendation letter
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Success Story 1:
  • Vera Polyakova-Norwood
  • Director of Online Learning
  • Nursing
  • Challenge: Transcripts for frequent lecture updates
  • Solutions:
    • Faculty pooled grant funds
    • Use Dragon Naturally Speaking and Student Assistants
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Success Story 2:
  • Maureen Petkewich
  • Instructor
  • Statistics
  • Challenge: Captions for videos showing math calculations
  • Solution: Supplemental grant funds to hire captioning service
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Success Story 3:
  • Rebecca Collier
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Challenge: Retrofitting existing voiceover PowerPoint lectures
  • Solutions:
    • Teaching assistant created transcripts
    • Will create scripts for future lecture preparation
  • “I like how the PowerPoint videos have a notes tab that puts in words exactly what you are saying in the videos, allows me to follow along and take good notes easily.”
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Other Successes
  • 11 faculty/8 staff receive award from Disability Services
  • Invitations to present at conferences
  • Faculty and student testimonials
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Next Steps
  • Quality Review for all DL graduate courses
  • Goal: All DL courses undergo review every 3-5 years
  • Goal: Work with technology services to create system-wide accessibility solutions
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