Winter 2010 Issue

Faculty E-News

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"Your Electronic Link to Teaching at a Distance"

Published by: OSU Extended Campus
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; Winter 2010 Issue

February 5, 2010

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Dave KingA message from Dave King, Associate Provost

It’s Not (Only) About the Money

Although it is true that much of our thinking these days revolves around money, our work is not only about the money. Through this troubled economic time, we must maintain some attention to our ultimate goals: effective teaching and learner success.

In my mind, at Ecampus, it is not (only) about the money; it is all about providing access to the knowledge base and learning opportunities of Oregon State in ways that make learners and students more successful. Skeptics may raise an eyebrow at that, but read on and tell me whether you agree.


Spring Faculty ForumOnline Course Delivery - John Walstad & Mark Reed, College of Forestry

Jack and Mark have developed several Distance Education courses over the years. They delivered a paper to the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Orlando, FL in October 2009. Their article was published in SAF’s Convention Proceedings and is available from either the Society or Walstad.

View the PowerPoint presentation

Web ConferencingOnline Versus in the Classroom: Student Success in a Hands-On Lab Class - Ron Reuter, Faculty OSU Cascades

Perhaps you’ve heard that there is “no significant difference” between online learning and classroom learning. How about when one of those courses is a lab-based science course? Skeptical? Ron Reuter, Associate Professor of Natural Resources at OSU – Cascades Campus, compared student learning success between an on-campus lab class and an online lab class. See the full article to discover what he learned.

View Journal Article


Blackboard Tips - Performance Dashboard, Karen Watte, Faculty Training Coordinator

Have you ever wanted to see a quick snapshot of student activity in your Blackboard course? You can do this by accessing the Performance Dashboard. From the Control Panel, choose Performance Dashboard in the Assessments group. You will see the date and time each student last accessed the course as well as other metrics. Click on a particular student’s discussion board postings link and you will be able to quickly identify those who are outside the average range of participation.

View Blackboard Faculty Manual & Tutorials

On-campus proctoring

Message from Marketing, Jessica DuPont, Interim Director of Market Analysis & Development

The Ecampus and Summer Session communities on Facebook and Twitter are growing! These tools provide us with an excellent and timely way to share news, raise awareness about our programs & courses and engage with our community in some different and fun ways. For example, this summer we’ll be collecting photo and video submissions for a Best of Summer Session 2010 contest via Facebook and also sharing a Campus Photo of the Week via Twitter.

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On-campus proctoring

Changes at Ecampus, Vickie Bailey, Administrative Program Specialist

We’ve had some changes at Ecampus, including promotions, switching of positions. For a list of staff information and job titles, please view our Staff Directory.

Lisa Templeton – Executive Director
Carlea Freeman – Exec. Assistant to Assoc. Provost
Jeff Hino – Lifelong Learning Leader
Maurine Powell – Summer Session Program Manager
Laura Collins – Summer Session Specialist
Debbie Sayer – Course Coordinator
Samantha Smith – Testing Coordinator
Jessica DuPont – Interim Director of Market Analysis & Development
Rebecca Badger – Market Analysis & Development

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