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Outcomes for CTLT eLearning Initiatives

  1. Increased student learning
  2. Enhanced student engagement
  3. Increased faculty use of innovative approaches to student learning

To meet these outcomes, the Academy will offer three different pathways:

  1. eLearning Academy (QM Course Redesign) – For online and hybrid courses, one-year commitment.
  2. New Faculty Orientation (Year 2) – Additional online professional development for new faculty.
  3. All Faculty – Online professional development applicable for all course delivery modes. (Currently under development.)

eLearning Academy Purpose and Strategic Plan

The purpose of the eLearning Academy is to bring consistency to the process of online faculty development and the creation and delivery of online courses in order to assure quality online learning experiences. The eLearning Academy addresses the following goals and objectives from the "Pathway to Prominence" Strategic Plan:

Goal 1: Objectives 1.2, 1.3, 1.5
Goal 4: Objective 4.2.

eLearning Pathways for Faculty Professional Development

The graphic below illustrates the different paths faculty available to faculty to select regarding eLearning at Pittsburg State.

eLearning Pathways

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eLearning Academy

In an effort to support the teaching and learning goals set forth in the PSU Strategic Plan, an eLearning Academy has become a vision of the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology.

The purpose of the eLearning Academy is to bring consistency to the process of online faculty development and the creation and delivery of online courses in order to assure quality online learning experiences. Initial implementation will be for fully online programs and online general education courses.

A faculty steering committee was formed and met during the summer of 2012 to address the growing need to assure quality online courses at Pittsburg State. The committee recommended the use of the Quality Matters rubric to help guide faculty in creating quality course content.

The CTLT has purchased a subscription to Quality Matters.  This subscription enables faculty access to the fully annotated rubric to aid in creation or re-design of quality online courses.  Faculty can access the full rubric by logging into GUS. The file can be found under Academic Administration>Course Management.

Each spring, faculty may apply to participate in the Academy by nominating a course to re-design to QM standards.  Yearly cohorts will participate in QM training, CTLT workshops, monthly meetings, and a peer review process.

PSU Quality Online Courses

The following courses have been peer reviewed by the PSU Peer Review team. Courses were evaluated using the Quality Matters rubric.  Review team members have successfully completed two online QM courses.

Course ID Course Title Course Developer
1 BIOL-617 Environmental Health Joe Arruda
2 FIN-326 Business Finance (QM Certified) Kevin Bracker
3 HHP-460 Kinesiology Mike Leiker
4 GT-350 Technology & Civilization Andy Klenke
5 NURS-320 Health Assessment Amy Hite
6 MATH-863 Seminar: Women in Math Cynthia Huffman
7 EDTH-868 Educational Technology Applications Liz Mascher
8 EDTH-805 Design & Production of Instructional Materials Michelle Hudiburg
9 READ-720 Content Literacy for Middle & Secondary Teachers Julie Samuels
10 ART-188 The Designed World Jamie Oliver
11 TCHL-850 Current Teaching Practices Charles Runyan
12 SPED-876 Teaching Young Children with Adaptive Learning Needs Marti York
13 ACCT-201 Financial Accounting Gail Yarick
14 HRD-596 Introduction to Human Resource Development Mark Johnson
15 ETECH-804 Quality: Management and Control Ronny Galloway
16 TCHL-854 Advanced Methods and Instructional Strategies for ELL Alice Sagehorn
17 MATH-133 Quantitative Reasoning Jeremy Wade
18 SPED-738 Characteristics of Students with Adaptive Learning Needs Ann George
19 CIS-130 Computer Information Systems Dwight Strong
20 SWK-375 Multiculturalism and Diversity Kristen Humphrey
21 HIST-102 World History from 1500 Kyle Thompson
22 NURS-895 Interpreting Research for Evidence Based Nursing Practice Kristi Frisbee
23 FCS-690 Parent/Professional Relationships Amber Tankersley
24 NURS-407 Gerontology for the Registered Nurse Deborah Fischer
25 TTED-608/808 Work-Based Learning Kevin Elliott
26 EST-393 Introduction to General Industry
Ann Petersen
27 TTED-694/894  Foundations of Vocational/Technical Education Julie Dainty
28 PHIL-105 Ethics James McBain
29 MECET-226 Computer Aided Design Greg Murray
30 CIS-420 Management Information Systems Wei Sha
31 JUST-109 Principles of Justice Studies Kathleen Cameron
32 TCHL-852 Advanced Culture and Language Acquisition for English Language Learners Tatiana Sildus
33 MGMKT-330 Principles of Marketing Lynn Murray
34 EDUC-368 Effective Classroom Management Jean Dockers
35 MUSIC-120 Music Appreciation (Classical) Matthew Montague
36 MECET-121 Engineering Graphics I David Miller
37 SPED-822 Seminar in Special Education Law Brian Sims
38 POLS-103 Comparative Political Institutions Lauren Balasco
39 TTED-887 Data Analysis and Interpretation in Technology Jeanea Lambeth

Cohort Members and Technology Tools

Cohort 1 Chromebooks

Cynthia Huffman Chromebook

Cohort 2 Surface Pro

Cohort 3 Yeti Microphones

Official Quality Matters Certification

Dr. Kevin Bracker

Dr. Kevin Bracker, professor in the Economics, Finance & Banking department submitted his course to Quality Matters.  An official QM Review was conducted in the fall of 2013 and Dr. Bracker's course earned the seal of approval from QM.

Finance 326 - Business Finance is a QM certified course.

QM seal of approval

PSU Internal QM Peer Review

As part of the eLearning Academy, participants will have their course reviewed by our PSU Review Team.  The team is made up of our eLearning Academy steering committee and cohort members who have passed the QM Peer Review training course.

At this time, only courses developed via the eLearning Academy are being reviewed.  Additional review opportunities will be announced at a later date.