Technology Extended Campus at WOU
Breaking News: Summer Online Teaching Institute
The office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer Online Teaching Institute (SOTI), a faculty cohort program to assist tenure track or full-time non tenure track faculty in the creation of effective and dynamic online courses for the 2014-2015 calendar years.
2014 SOTI Participants
P Wade/S Taylor
|K Latham/J Snyder/K Bledsoe
Who We Are
The Technology Extended Campus (TEC) Team is an adhoc intra-university advisory group focused on planning and developing the processes, policies, and infrastructure necessary to support Western’s efforts to enhance and expand its online and other flexible-format course offerings. The group is chaired by Sue Monahan, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences and features representation of a variety of academic stakeholders across campus.
Western Oregon University is a Technology-Extended Campus that offers an array of innovative, flexible, technology-enhanced course sections that uphold WOU’s traditional strengths as a high-touch liberal arts institution while expanding boundaries of the traditional classroom to meet the unique and diverse needs of our students and our region.
Core Themes for the Development of TEC Course Sections:
- Intentional Design
- Collaborations Toward Quality
TEC Delivery Mode Definitions
TEC course sections are offered through a variety of technology-integrated delivery modalities:
- Technology Enhanced course sections are delivered both in-person (i.e. face to face, in a classroom) and via technology. The technology-delivered components include teaching and learning activities that significantly impact the learning experience but do not reduce the seat time for face to face class meetings.
- Online course sections are delivered entirely over the World Wide Web. While online courses may require proctored exams, there are no other place-bound or synchronous (real time) participation requirements. Regular asynchronous interactions between students and instructor are expected to be a part of the teaching and learning process.
- Online PLUS course sections are consist of online course sections (as defined above) augmented by regular synchronous (f2f or virtual) class meetings or activities. These activities are considered a 'value-add' component of the course and participation is optional. However, although participation in these activities itself is not graded directly, it is safe to assume that student grades overall would be positively affected by participation. Example activities might include:
- Mentored study/review sessions
- Attendance at on-campus events or workshops
- Sponsored (hosted) group/project work time
- Hybrid course sections are taught both in-person, (i.e. in a classroom) and via technology. The technology-delivered components include teaching and learning activities and reduce the time traditionally spent in the face-to-face class. 'Attendance' at both modes of delivery is compulsory.
- Live Virtual course sections are taught synchronously via remote video or web conferencing technologies from an origination site to one or more receive sites (including individual student computers). Lectures and activities are delivered in real time with two-way exchange capabilities between instructor and student (i. e. students can respond via (video, audio, or text). Online course content or activities, if any, do not reduce the seat time required for the virtual face to face class meetings. Note: the Live Virtual section refers to the distant students. Students participating in the 'Home Section' of a Live Virtual section (in-person with the instructor) are enrolled in the Technology-enhanced, In-person section.
- Virtual Hybrid course sections combine real-time participation via remote video or web conferencing technologies with online delivered teaching and learning activities that significantly impact the learning experience and that reduce (virtual) synchronous seat time. Note: the Virtual Hybrid section refers to the distant students. Students participating in the 'Home Section' of a Virtual Hybrid section (in-person with the instructor) are enrolled in the Hybrid section.
The TEC Team is a cross-departmental campus committee with representation from the major areas of campus. Team members include:
- Sue Monahan, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Team Chair)
- Sarah Alvarado, Computer Science Division
- Danielle Ambrose, Registrar's Office
- Elizabeth Brookbank, Library and Media Services
- Mary Bucy, Teacher Education Division
- Laurie Burton, Mathematics
- Dan Clark, Division of Extended Programs
- Paul Disney, Business/Economics Division
- Amber Feist, Special Education Division
- Susan Griffin, Division of Extended Programs
- Bob Hautala, Health/Physical Education Division
- Elayne Kuletz, Division of Extended Programs
- Melissa Larson, Disability Services
- Mary Pettenger, Political Science
- Kyle Rodgers, Admissions Office/Military Veterans Affairs
- Katherine Schmidt, Writing Center
- Brian Sly-Haley, Division of Extended Programs
- Linda Stonecipher, Graduate Office
Western Oregon University is a Technology-Extended Campus that offers an array of innovative, flexible, technology-enhanced course sections that uphold WOU's traditional strengths as a high-touch liberal arts institution while expanding boundaries of the traditional classroom to meet the unique and diverse needs of our students and our region.
Questions about TEC at WOU?
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