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* Assign instructional designer to work on all distance education projects -- allows for consistency and cross pollination of ideas  
 
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For some institutions practices differ depending on delivery model/department. For example a Distance Education department may have different practices than a support division for online courses. Also mixed-mode or hybrid courses may be treated different than online courses.
  
 
=Question 10 - At your institution, are students able to access course content before they start a course?=
 
=Question 10 - At your institution, are students able to access course content before they start a course?=

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Question 1 - Does your institution have a strategic plan for educational technology and online learning?

A. Yes - 69%

B. No - 31%

Question 2 - Have you gone through a migration from one LMS platform to another?

A. Yes - 100%

B. No - 0%

Question 3 - How did your migration process go?

A. Quick and Easy - 7%

B. Challenging But Do-able - 64%

C. Difficult and Frustrating - 18%

D. Let us never speak of this again - 11%

Question 4 - How long did it take to migrate a course?

A. 2 hours or less - 36%

B. 2-4 hours - 12%

C. 4-8 hours -20%

D. 8 hours or less - 32%

Question 5 - Are you concerned about maintaining some indepedance from your LMS vendors?

A. Yes - 72%

B. No - 28%

Question 6 - Do you use content development practices that create content in such a way that it can be used in multiple LMS's? (or outside an LMS?)

A. Yes - 63%

B. No - 37%

Question 7 - What do you typically budget for creating a 3 credit online course?

A. $1,000-$10,000/course - 41%

B. $10,000-$20,000/course - 7%

C. $20,000-$40,000/course - 3%

D. >$40,000/course - 0%

E. We do not know the exact amount - 48%

Question 8 - Do you currently offer instructors (and students) choices in the online learning tools they can use?

A. Yes - 54%

B. No - 46%

Question 9 - How do you let your faculty know what their peers are doing? what online resources and best practices are at your institution?

  • DISCUSS

Some examples of strategies used are:

  • Create a space for faculty in WebCT to share experiences and best practices
  • Separate web site for accessing and learning about tools faculty can use in their teaching
  • An online discussion forum
  • A showcase of exemplary courses
  • A one day intensive annual conference (73 % do a workshop or one day event)
  • Allow access to projects that are evolving - see work in progress
  • Hijack one of the faculty meetings to discuss best practices
  • Assign instructional designer to work on all distance education projects -- allows for consistency and cross pollination of ideas
  • Work of mouth

For some institutions practices differ depending on delivery model/department. For example a Distance Education department may have different practices than a support division for online courses. Also mixed-mode or hybrid courses may be treated different than online courses.

Question 10 - At your institution, are students able to access course content before they start a course?

A. Yes - 0%

B. No - 100%

Question 11 - Do you give your students access to courses after it has finished? After they have graduated?

A. Yes, until they graduate - 4%

B. Yes, also after they graduate - 14%

C. No - 79%


Question 12 - What is the biggest problem facing you around developing and managing learning content?

A. Copyright - 10%

B. Instructional Design/Pedagogy - 30%

C. Maintenance, Updates and Revisions - 53%

D. Media Richness - 0%

E. Sharing and Reuse - 7%

  • DISCUSS

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