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USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
Wednesday, April 8 • 10:00am - 10:45am
A Faculty Member, an Instructional Designer, a Librarian, and a Student Walk into a Bar: Conversation over the Best Practices for Designing and Delivering Distance Learning Curricula

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Vahe Heboyan, Georgianna Laws, Maryshka Connolly-Brown

Recent years have witnessed a paradigm shift in the design and delivery of the academic curricula. This shift has established the distance learning platform as a competing alternative to the traditional, classroom-based system. Established programs are offering distance learning options and new programs are developing primarily based on distance learning platforms. Such moves enable programs to reach a critical audience among working professionals, military, and others constrained from attending university in the traditional way. It also extends the geographic reach outside of their traditional student recruiting markets to other national and even international localities. This presentation discusses the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned when blending technology, tools and strategies to effectively design and deliver two graduate-level distance learning courses in methodologically differing ways.

Speakers
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Maryska Connolly-Brown

Serials Resources Librarian, Georgia Regents University
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Vahé Heboyan

Assistant Professor, Georgia Regents University
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Georgianna Laws

Instructional Designer, Georgia Regents University
My main areas of expertise are online instruction and eLearning instructional design. I'd love ideas on promoting online student-to-student engagement in exact sciences.


Wednesday April 8, 2015 10:00am - 10:45am
Room TU

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