Schedule of Classes




2022 Fall: August 17 - December 20

Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
OMDE 601 Foundations of Distance Education & E-learning (3)
A study of the history and evolution of distance education. Social and political/economic factors, theories, learning and teaching models, technology and media innovations, institutions and systems, and major writers that have shaped the development of the field are critically examined. A variety of technologies are used to support the development of foundational skills that are integral to current practice.
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82889 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hicks, Maryruth W. Syllabus Course Materials
OMDE 603 Technology in Distance Education & E-learning (3)
Prerequisites: OMDE 601 and OMDE 610. A review of the history and the terminology of technology used in distance education. The basic technology building blocks of hardware, networks, and software are identified. Analysis covers the characteristics of asynchronous and synchronous technologies and tools used in the teaching and learning, as well as the administration, of distance education. The relationship between technology and the goals of the educational/training organization are critically examined. The relationship between information technology (especially online technology) and distance education is explored. Topics include the criteria and guidelines for selecting technologies for distance education and the future directions of technology in distance education.
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82890 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Blackburn, Rhonda D Syllabus Course Materials
OMDE 608 Learner Support in Distance Education and Training (3)
An introduction to the theories and concepts of support for learners in distance education and training. Various types of learner support, including tutoring and teaching; advising and counseling; and library, registrar, and other administrative services, are examined. Discussion addresses management issues, such as planning, organizational models, staffing and staff development, designing services to meet learner needs, serving special groups, and evaluation and applied research.
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82892 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Fulda, George Syllabus Course Materials
OMDE 610 Teaching and Learning in Online Distance Education (3)
An exploration of the online teaching and learning dynamic, including its theoretical foundation and best practices. The themes that shape the online teaching/learning relationship are addressed through individual and collaborative projects. Topics include philosophical frameworks; instructional, social, and cognitive presence; interaction, collaboration, and participation; community and engagement; and administration and management.
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82893 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Kerby, Steve A Syllabus Course Materials
OMDE 670 Portfolio and Research Project in Distance Education and E-Learning (3)
Prerequisites: DEPM 604 and DETT 621. A capstone study of distance education and training designed to demonstrate cumulative knowledge and skills through two major projects: an electronic portfolio and a case study. The personal e-portfolio documents credentials and accomplishments to date and also serves as an ongoing resource and record of continuing professional development. The case study, which focuses on a distance education/training program or organization, involves in-depth analysis of the setting and application of concepts and strategies to enhance practice and performance in distance education and training.
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82894 9080 21 Sep 2022-13 Dec 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ellsworth, Erica Syllabus Course Materials
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