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New online courses available - Around the Arch
March 2013 Issue
Thirty-four new online courses, including in-demand undergraduate courses, will be available beginning this summer. Recognizing changing technology trends and the way in which today’s students learn, the university has made increasing student access to courses through online education a top priority. With the establishment of the Office of Online Learning in July 2012, the university has taken giant steps in providing a comprehensive resource for support and assistance for faculty who want to offer courses online for students. The high-demand undergraduate courses will include a variety of subject areas, including English, Romance languages, mathematics, biology, geography, poultry science, education, business and family and consumer sciences. Training for faculty began on Dec. 5 with an orientation workshop outlining expectations and goals of online learning. The training staff emphasized the importance of consistency of organizational structure within the online classes to allow a more seamless learning experience. Faculty also are trained to adhere to accessibility guidelines, making sure to give the classes a …
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