DLC Timeline

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Bold = Key Goals
Italics = Future Goals

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May-August

  • Established department goals with Committee for Distance Learning
  • Researched best practices
  • Researched third-party technology
  • Designed Student/Instructor Evaluations for distance learning courses
  • Taught 5-week online course

September

  • Researched campus resources
  • Met with campus training and support staff
  • Met with head of Institute for Student-Centered Teaching
  • Collected data from student/instructor evaluations for distance learning courses

October

  • Researched University Policies
  • Met with designer and instructor of Harpur College Instructor Training
  • Closed student/instructor evaluations for distance learning courses
  • Met with Dean’s office to discuss future projects and standards
  • Presented plan of action to collected Chairs of Harpur College

November

  • Analyzed data from Student/Instructor Evaluations
  • Met one-on-one with department online instructors
  • Researched distance learning design rubrics from similar sized institutions
  • Reviewed Quality Matters and IDEA Center standards
  • Experimented with various technology
  • Tested various instructional design models with established department courses

December

  • Met with Chair to discuss concerns about winter session
  • Presented tentative finding to the Committee on Distance Learning
  • Designed sample 3 week course to test pedagogical standards
  • Reviewed Harpur College Instructor Training
  • Assisted instructors in designing winter session courses

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January-May

  • Taught 5 courses to test general pedagogical guidelines
  • Provided technical and pedagogical support for winter session courses
  • Taught 3 week test course using “distributed classroom” model
  • Consulted faculty outside of philosophy on instructional design
  • Consulted other departments on establishing separate Distance Learning Coordinator positions
  • Assisted instructors in designing summer session courses

May-August

  • Provided technical and pedagogical support for summer session courses

August

  • Outlined Distance Learning Resource Site
  • Redesigned Student/Instructor Evaluations for distance learning courses

September

  • Met with Services for Students with Disability to begin creating Accessibility guidelines
  • Built basic Distance Learning Resource site skeleton
  • Drafted Course Design Resources for Distance Learning Resource site
  • Collected data from student/instructor evaluations for distance learning courses

October

  • Close student/instructor evaluations
  • Analyze data from Student/Instructor Evaluations
  • Draft Course Guidelines page for Distance Learning Resource site
  • Draft University Policies page for Distance Learning Resource site
  • Draft Campus Resource page for Distance Learning Resource site
  • Draft Accessibility Guidelines for Distance Learning Resource site

November

  • Finalize all pages for Distance Learning Resource site
  • Meet with department Chair to plan winter session

December

  • Assist instructors in designing winter session courses
  • Complete proofreading of Distance Learning Resource site content
  • Complete code check of Distance Learning Resource site
  • Distance Learning Resource site goes live