Goals and Objectives of CPS Distributed Learning
Distributed learning support encompasses three central themes that are designed to supplement and improve the overall distance learning experience of faculty and students. In addition each theme represents a critical foundational piece of a holistic approach to the development of sustainable distance learning programs. These themes are as follows:
- Faculty and Curricular Support
- Student Success
- Program Development
Faculty and Curricular Support
For distance learning programs to succeed faculty must be competent and confident in both teaching in an online environment and utilizing technology effectively. In support of this effort, the following services will be provided:
- Facilitate and provide group workshops on pedagogical strategies and the use of available/emerging technology
- One-on-One consultations
- Course development and instructional design assistance
- Community building to connect faculty across departments
- An online archive of teaching strategies, best practices, emerging and enterprise technologies
- Research and development
- Ad-hoc support for learning technology and pedagogical inquiries
To support student success in college programs and courses there will be:
- A student success resource that will contain technology assistance, best practices and success strategies. This resource will be online and accessible to all students.
- Scaffolding strategies for faculty to promote self-directed inquiry, motivation and interaction among students.
- Student technology orientations/handbooks to support success and retention.
The emergence and efficacy of new distance and hybrid programs will require support from faculty and administration. To support both there will be:
- Consultation on new and existing program development.
- Course alignment with department, college and university learning outcomes and themes.
- Program framing and identity development provided.