Congratulations Karla Kmetz-Morris

I wanted to share some exciting news about Karla Kmetz-Morris, lead instructional designer here at USFSP. She received a call last week asking her to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, which also serves as the State Advisory Committee for the Assistive Technology Act.

In this role she will collaborate with other board members and key stakeholders across the state and nationally on issues surrounding funding, awareness, training, programs, device loans, and advocacy for assistive technology and services.

This is amazing news for USFSP and I know Karla is happy to represent USFSP with this important work. As you can see, we have a really impressive team in OLITS! We are very honored and proud of Karla for how she represents USFSP, the Nelson Poynter Library and OLITS!

Karla was also elected as Chair of the Webinar Committee for the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She is working closely with a few other instructional designers in the QM network to develop and facilitate a webinar series that provides professional development opportunities to instructional designers in the areas of design research, strategies, QM implementation, etc.

Congratulations Karla!

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Distance Learning Studio Tour

Located in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, the Distance Learning studio is a fully functional classroom with the capability of audio and video recording. It has the ability to not only record your lectures, but record your PowerPoint, documents, and whatever else you show to your class. Every semester we have at least one faculty member who holds class within the studio and records their lectures to use in the future.

Below is a video that we put together with the hope of showcasing some of the technology that is available to faculty members and others who wish to use our studio.

I would also like to mention and thank Robert Vessenmeyer and Timi Hager for helping put this video together.

If you have any more questions about the DL studio, feel free to contact one of us here in Distance Learning and we would be happy to help. I am also available to emcee all dinner parties, award shows, and revolutions you might be having in the future.

QM Course Certification for USFSP Faculty

ImageThe Distance Learning and Instructional Media Services department of the Nelson Poynter Library is thrilled to announce that Dr. Barbara Jolley’s second course has met the highest national standards and was awarded the QM seal of the Quality Matters Program.

Dr. Jolley’s Cultural Studies and Popular Arts (LIT3301) is now on the list of award-winning courses from colleges and universities across the nation. This course makes number six to receive QM certification for USF St. Petersburg. Earlier this month Dr. Jolley’s Twentieth Century Literature (LIT 3155) course also received QM certification.

The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in Dr. Jolley’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s College of Arts and Science and to the campus.

QM’s review process is designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. to ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses.

Please contact the Nelson Poynter Library’s Instructional Media Services department for more information about QM and to learn how this program can assist you with your online course development and refinement.

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This Week’s Distance Learning Professional Development Schedule (Jan 29th, 2014) ….

Compfight, add visual inspiration to your online courses – Tuesday, January 28, 2pm-3pm, POY 234.
Collaborate, web conferencing in Canvas – Thursday, January 30, 12pm-1pm, POY 234.

We hope you will join us!

Distance Learning Professional Development Spring Catalog: PDSpringCatalogv2

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Dr. Barbara Jolley Receives National QM Award for Course Design

Jolleyphoto 2Quality Matter (QM) is a nationally recognized faculty-based peer review process that examines course design elements to assess the quality of an online course. On January 2, 2014 QM recognized Dr. Barbara Jolley, USFSP’s College of Arts and Science, for meeting the highest standards in course design for her Twentieth Century Literature (LIT 3155) course.  Dr. Jolley is also a Certified Peer Reviewer. Congratulations Dr. Jolley!!

The QM seal of recognition will now be proudly displayed in Dr.  Jolley’s online course. Additionally this course will be listed on QM’s site, bringing positive exposure to USFSP’s Arts and Science and to the campus.

QM’s review process designed and implemented by faculty who teach online courses throughout the U.S. ensures quality and alignment with accreditation standards and best practices in online learning. USFSP first joined QM in 2010 as a way to assist faculty with the development of high quality online courses.

Please contact the Nelson Poynter Library’s Instructional Media Services department for more information about QM and to learn how to use it to assist you with your online course development and refinement.

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2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Video Content Management

From streaming lectures and other video content on-demand to live event broadcasting, universities and large companies have similar needs when it comes to video content management.

Gartner, the world’s leading IT research and advisory company, recently released their first Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Video Content Management, detailing their analysis of the enterprise video market and its future direction. This report is a must for any administrators and educational technology staff interested in evaluating lecture capture and presentation recording solutions for their institutions.

As the sole vendor in the “Visionaries” quadrant, Panopto is pleased to provide you with complimentary access to this research. To download the report, visit Panopto’s website.

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Online course providers increasingly using the term ‘learning experience’ | Inside Higher Ed

Online course providers increasingly using the term ‘learning experience’ | Inside Higher Ed.

As ed tech companies and universities search for the most effective way to teach students online, some have found the term “course” no longer captures what it means to pursue an education. Enter the “learning experience” — a term being used to describe a module of higher education not anchored to a specific place or time

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/10/28/online-course-providers-increasingly-using-term-learning-experience#ixzz2jeiIztxm

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