Instead of students sitting through 2.5 hours of class at a time, we thought it best to lower the time in class and replace that time with on-line interaction. After discussions with CTE, it was decided to use online discussion topics with VoiceThread. This approach allows students to engage with the course content and provides student-instructor interaction and student-student interaction.
I'm not quite sure why this proposal is just now showing up in my queue. I'd like to offer these suggestions.
1. In the syllabut, include something like;
Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the instructor to discuss the logistics of any accommodations needed to fulfill course requirements. In order to receive reasonable accommodations from the instructor, students must be registered with the Office of Student Disability Services. Any student with a documented disability should contact the Office of Student Disability Services to make arrangements for appropriate accommodations at 777-6142 or http://www.sa.sc.edu/sds/about/.
2. In th Provisions for Couse interation, please add someting like- "
The professor will meet with an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence (or department/college ID staff) to ensure that the course materials posted on Blackboard incorporate basic accessibility features. The course syllabus includes an accessibility statement that encourages students with disabilities to register with the Office of Student Disability services; should a student with a registered disability enroll in the course, the professor will work with the Office to make any additional accommodations appropriate to that student’s needs.''
3. In the syllabus, add something about technical requirements. You can use something like this:
Technology and minimal technology skills required statement Example (add to syllabus)
Students are expected to have basic computer skills including using the Internet, specifically, the Web. They are expected to log into the course site at least once a day. Students should be able to interact with the course site and resources in Blackboard (posting to Blackboard discussion board, submitting assignments, etc). Students will be expected to use create wikis in Blackboard and prepare reports using a word processor.
The minimal technical skills required include the ability to organize and save electronic files, find and use web resources (e.g. external resources for the wikis, use email and attach files, check email and Blackboard daily, and download and upload documents via email and Blackboard .
4. There needs to be a breakdown of instructional minutes. I'll send you an example by email. This needs to go in the syllabus.
Steve Adams, Ph.D.Office of Distributed Learning
This is <33% online and does not need to go to INDEV or have learning minutes "spelled out." Approved.
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