Infrastructure and Systems
The charge of this Community of Practice is to make recommendations on the use of technology and technology software to improve the ability of faculty and staff to develop and offer online courses, and to support student centered distance education services. This is an essential component of successful online programs.
Online Military and Veteran Community of Practice
Online Military and Veteran Students
Instructional Design and Faculty Support
The charge of this Community of Practice is to address faculty support issues, training needed and quality standards. The Online Learning as a Strategic Asset Volume I: A Resource for Campus Leaders, August 2009, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities study reported, that campus leaders should consider such issues as adequacy of resources and support for faculty training and development, recognition of the additional time and effort it takes to develop and teach online courses, and faculty concerns about online learning outcomes. Other key issues reported, by the study, are professional support for course design and delivery, faculty incentives for development and delivery of online content, and institutional polices concerning intellectual property. Online learning programs cannot meet stated campus strategic goals without an engaged and supportive faculty.
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University of Nebraska Online News Releases
The landscape of online and distance education is ever changing as new technologies and pedagogical approaches are developed and applied. Keep up with national trends and innovations, and learn about all the good work happening across the University of Nebraska in online education.