BbWorld: Design your online courses - the right way

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E-learning market size was valued over $165 billion in 2015 and is likely to grow at over 5% from 2016 to 2023, exceeding $240 billion” (Forbes, 2017). The offering of online courses at Syracuse University increases every year. Why? Convenience, technology, comparable learning experience, same academic rigor and objectives as a campus class. How? Supportive administration, faculty buy-in, resources, and enthusiasm.

The process may not begin with the technology, but it’s woven throughout. Our Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, will outline techniques to inject new life into your classroom, to include creative teaching tips, strategies, and best practices for infusing technology into the curriculum. And, our Online Learning Services Instructional Technology Analyst will display various designed courses in Blackboard Learn and its many features that can be used to your advantage. We will describe obstacles that may arise throughout the development process, both pedagogical and technological, so you can avoid them.


Presenters: Samantha Duncan & Peggy Takach, Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Adjunct Faculty