Note course design considerations for online delivery


Distance learning is clearly an important growth area in higher education. At UND, many on-campus courses utilize online delivery for some aspects of the curriculum while Continuing Education offers students both semester and independent study formats for completing courses completely online. Many teachers are concerned about the implications of distance delivery for their classes and student learning, and are working hard to measure and assess how students learn in these online delivery formats, employing a variety of techniques for engaging and motivating students and assessing their learning.

Jane Sims (Continuing Education), Katherine Anderson (Teaching and Learning), Victoria Beard (associate provost), and Joshua Reidy (dean, Outreach Programs) will present this On Teaching session titled "Course Design Considerations for Online Delivery." The lunch is Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union. We will share some of these techniques for enhancing student learning in distance delivery formats. We will also discuss how Continuing Education courses are evolving to mainstream into the UND campus community.

To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, Feb. 11. Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, anne.kelsch@und.nodak.edu, 777-4233