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Guidelines for the Authentication of Students in Online Courses

Last revised: 03/15/2017 by dtm

Overview

The purpose of this article is to guide the University community in meeting its responsibility for student authentication in online courses. These guidelines are designed to meet NEASC accreditation standard 4.48 and Federal requirements under Sec.  602.17(g)of the Higher Education Act of 1965. 
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Design: Using a Course Design Plan

Last revised: 01/25/2016 by jap

Overview:

This article introduces using a course design plan for the Design phase of the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Develop, Implement and Evaluate) instructional design model. It also emphasis how using a course design plan can help meet Quality Matters’ design standards.

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Closed Captioning and Transcription for Online Materials

Last revised: 11/14/2016 by DTM.

Overview

This article explains eCampus’ responsibility and fiscal support for the creation of accessible audio and video content for online courses.

Title 5 of Americans with Disability Act (ADA) clarifies that online courses must meet the requirements of the ADA and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Distance education means instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through the assistance of communication technology. All distance education is subject to the general requirements of this chapter as well as the specific requirements of this article. In addition, instruction provided as distance education is subject to the requirements that may be imposed by the American with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §12100 et seq.) and section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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Using Data to Inform Online Teaching

Last modified 02/08/2017 by DTM

Overview

Data can help inform instructional decisions.  HuskyCT has a number of data collection and reporting tools for instructor use. In addition, media tools, such as YouTube, Mediasite, and Kaltura often have data reporting features.

This post addresses the following questions you may have as an instructor.

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Tools for Improving Your Online Facilitation

Last revised: 10/10/2016 by dtm

Overview:

So you have already designed and developed your online or blended course and are ready for takeoff… teaching! This article provides you with some ideas and practical tools to help you improve the facilitation of your online course considering the four major roles of an instructor and the four critical time frames of the course. Continue reading