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Information for ISU Faculty

Online Instructor Certificate Course

The Online Instructor Certificate Course was developed to provide faculty with the necessary contacts and skills needed to develop courses to be offered online. This program, over the last year and a half, has assisted many faculty members in the course design process. This course is NOT about Blackboard. It does cover the pedagogical aspects of teaching online. Some aspects covered in the course are digital copyright issues, course design considerations, developing online activities, incorporating developmental writing into your course, engaging your students, and so much more. To be eligible for the stipend the faculty member must be teaching online foundational studies courses or in a new online program that has been approved for the stipend. Further eligibility requirements can be found on the application. The summer semester course will run from September 9 - November 17. Please click below to fill out the application, and review a copy of the Fall 2013 course calendar. This calendar is not indicative of the summer session, since summer is fully online with five synchronous sessions and five asynchronous sessions. Send applications to Samantha Penney, (DH239) by September 2, 2014.

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Faculty Guidelines

The Distance Education office was charged with the task of examining the best practices at peer institutions, examining current practices at ISU, and drafting a set of proposed guidelines that would be used to conduct classes and programs through Indiana State Online. Guidelines for administrating distance education are available to ISU faculty, students, and staff.

Instructional Design

You are encouraged to take advantage of the extra assistance offered by Distance Education's Instructional Design Specialists to design and maintain your online and traditional courses. Through collaboration with ISU faculty, our ID Specialists will help you to design meaningful, interactive courses via careful analysis and the development of engaging content and purposeful assessments. They are also available to assist you with the integration of basic and advanced Blackboard features and are knowledgeable in instructional theories and best practice methodologies.

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Distance Delivery Classrooms

Our Distance Delivery Classrooms use various technology in them, such as Blackboard Collaborate and Tegrity. The classrooms that use a student director to manage the systems are located in DH104, TC111, and UH008. These rooms contain seating and computers for 16 students. Our new classroom in DH303 is a mobile classroom with furniture that can be moved around at the teachers discretion. It seats 30. We will soon have a new classroom in TA229 that seats 24. To learn more about the technology and the rooms click below.

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Program Development Assistance

ISU faculty members who are interested in developing online programs may benefit from the array of services offered by ISU, including online course development, online program development, marketing, and one-stop student services that are designed for online learners and transfer students.

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Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Indiana State University has established articulation agreements or transfer plans with selected colleges and universities. These agreements allow students to complete a specific associate degree program at another institution and receive up to 94 hours of credit toward a specific bachelor degree program at Indiana State University. Each agreement stipulates the ISU courses that are need to complete the bachelor degree program, as well as any other requirements or guidelines that govern a particular agreement.

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