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Technology and Online Education
News from Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio:
In this issue, Diverse takes a closer look at the prevalence and ever-changing nature of social media at higher education institutions. Diverse also profiles Professor Kari Frisch of Central Lakes College, a national leader in online education.
Also in this issue, we take a closer look at the Posse Foundation’s STEM program, which will double its partner institutions and provide more scholarships in the next five years. A feature on UMass Boston profiles the high minority enrollment in its College of Mathematics and Science.
Semantic Tags: Advanced Placement ? Biological Science ? Community Colleges ?
Faculty Senate discusses online learning opportunities
News from Iowa State Daily:
Faculty and staff discussed online learning and distance education April 22 at the spring faculty conference.
Every other spring as part of the Faculty Senate, a topic is open for discussion at a conference. All staff and faculty were welcome to attend to become more aware of the resources available to them for online and distance education.
Faculty Senate members decided on the topic because of its prevalence at the university.
“A lot of people confuse online learning and distance education,” said Paul Componation, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and leader of the conference agenda. “Online learning can be anything that a professor posts online for any class, whereas with distance education, everything is on the Web.”
Kevin Schalinske, president of Faculty Senate, said he believes the university will be more involved in online learning in the future.
“I think there’s clearly going to be an online education component with the university, and that can take a lot of different shapes and forms,” Schalinske said.
Scheduling conflicts can often cause students to have to stay at the university for longer than expected. Online learning can help students take classes more effectively.
“The amount of online support that we do is defi…………… continues on Iowa State Daily