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3rd Annual Excellence in Online Teaching Conference

With the help of the College of Education Educational Technology Resource Center (ETRC), we have made available the recordings of the great presentations at our 3rd Annual Excellence in Online Teaching Conference. Enjoy the great keynote presentation by Dr. Charles “Chuck” Dziuban,   Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and find out what great things your UTPA peers are doing to enhance the teaching and learning with technology in an online environment. Check out all of the presentation at http://cdl.utpa.edu/conference/index.cfm.

The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, the premier journal of the Sloan Consortium is enhancing its focus with a newly articulated vision, mission, and expanded topics and themes of interest.  Please share this CFP with interested colleagues.

On behalf of the editorial board we issue a general call for proposals that align with our mission and meet the following criteria:

Format: Two formats of manuscripts are accepted:

  1. We welcome manuscripts that employ systematic investigation using qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods approaches.  We also encourage the submission of integrative reviews of empirical research on topics in online education and as well as conceptual reviews.
  2. We also publish practitioner-based “lessons from the field” with reference to evidence brought to bear on significant issues, trends, and controversies.

For more information, click on the link below:

http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_cfp?org=477&lvl=100&ite=5358&lea=175663&ctr=0&par=1

Excellence in Online Learning COLTTie Recipient – Deborah Cole

Excellence in Online Learning COLTTie Recipient – Deborah Cole

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding individual who has creatively utilized both asynchronous and synchronous learning approaches to online learning.  The recipient must have designed and taught one or more online courses with an imaginative approach, well-designed course materials and instructional strategies, and a demonstrated rapport with the course participants.  The recipient must also have demonstrated effectiveness in achieving desired learning outcomes in the online course(s).

This year’s recipient is Dr. Deborah Cole. Dr. Cole has taught different linguistics courses in the graduate and undergraduate level. She makes use of a wide variety of instructional approaches in the online learning environment to address students’  different learning styles. Dr. Cole has successfully incorporated technologies that effectively align with the Student Learning Outcomes. For instance, Dr. Cole has a project that uses the voice board tools for accent acquisition in her linguistic courses. She also incorporates language games using instructional technologies that promote and facilitate interaction and learning. Dr. Cole also uses group projects that drive students to develop their abilities to work collaboratively to present information clearly and accurately.

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Innovation in Online Learning COLTTie Recipient – Andres Padilla-Oviedo

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding individual whose innovative practices serve as a model for online learning. The recipient must have designed and taught one or more online courses utilizing the innovative approach. The recipient must have demonstrated how the innovative practice resulted in improving the overall effectiveness, efficiency and success of online learning, ultimately leading to improved student achievement.

This Year’s recipient is Professor Andres Padilla-Oviedo. Professor Padilla-Oviedo has developed an interdisciplinary class activity using challenge based instruction between students from Chemistry and Statistics students in an online setting. He has innovatively used additional instructional technologies such as KNEWTON and MyStatsLab that not only innovate, but most importantly enhance the teaching and learning environment by providing students the opportunity to interact with the course content and their own peers.

Blackboard Learn Management System is now available. The service was unavailable today, March 3, 2014 for approximately one hour from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience. If you have any questions regarding this downtime, please contact our help desk at 956-665-5327956-665-5327 or colthelp@utpa.edu

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Blackboard Learn Management System is now available. The service was unavailable today, February 12, 2014 from 11:45am until 4:00pm. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your patience.

NOTICE – Blackboard Learn Management System is currently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with Blackboard Support to remedy the issue as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our Help Desk at 956.665.5327.

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Innovations in Online Learning Luncheon

Topic: Becoming an “Elite” Online Instructor

Description: The Center for Online Learning, Teaching and Technology will share various online course development topics with the UTPA community. Topics will include the Blueprinting Process, Leveraging Technology in online courses, COLTT online course development training, and the Third Annual Excellence in Online Teaching Conference. This presentation will provide you with useful information if you are interested in teaching online or improving your existing online course.

Date: February 20, 2014

Time: 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.

Location: Academic Service Building – ACAS 1.106

Register at:   http://training.utpa.edu

RSVP requested by February 17, 2014 lunch provided.

Special: If you require special accommodations, please contact Ms. Gracie Jimenez, 956.665.2979 or email:graciej@utpa.edu

 

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picDear Colleagues,

If you are working with Hispanic students and  using technology you may want to submit an article for consideration to be published on the Spring Issue of the HETS Online Journal. The Online Journal is a peer-reviewed publication and it’s Editorial Board is comprised of well known educators in the field.
The HETS Online Journal has been included in Cengage’s and EBSCO Publishing’s databases (EBSCO). EBSCO Publishing caters to the information needs of researchers at every level by providing the content to bring the latest and best information to researchers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your knowledge! The deadline to submit your article for the Spring Issue is February 15, 2014.

Click here to download the guidelines to submit articles for consideration. With the article, you must submit the following document: HOJ Publishing Agreement to the HETS office. Your submission should be an original work either in English or Spanish. Just send it to the HETS office with the publishing agreement via e-mail to: info@hets.org.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to contact the HETS office at (787) 766-2600 exts. 8911, 8910.

I invite you to make the difference, submit an article for consideration today.

“Take education to a higher level. Let’s share our knowledge with the world”
All the best,

Manuel Fernós, Esq.
Chair of the HETS Board of Directors
President,
Inter American University of Puerto Rico

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