Formed in the Summer of 2010, Online Learning Services is committed to assisting faculty enrich their teaching environment through the adoption of appropriate technologies. With a focus on teaching and learning outcomes, OLS consults with faculty to offer campus-wide resources as well as online resources in an effort to extend the traditional classroom or move their classes to the web. In many cases, the Information Technology and Services Department has a solution to meet the demands of instructors and students. OLS can also act as an agent for any faculty member to utilize these resources as well as find out what new technologies might play a role in the instructor’s methodology. “We help faculty navigate what seems to be a jungle of web applications and work right along side of them to build an online environment that meets their personal goals with special attention to the needs of the modern student.” Although technology is more ubiquitous than ever, the instructor continues to be the most influential factor in the quality of instruction. OLS provides a network of support for instructors in the online environment and welcomes the opportunity to discuss these challenges with experienced and new faculty.


Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation!  It was so helpful and useful – not only for the FLTAs but for all of us in attendance.  You covered much material that we will all be able to use.  I appreciate all the time and effort that went into the planning of the session and the creation of the Blackboard site – it will be very useful and convenient for everyone.

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by Ray Schroeder and Deborah Everhart, UPCEA / Blackboard The higher education field is abuzz with terms like competency-based, adaptive, blended, flipped, mobile, open and more. What does it all mean and how can your institution assemble the right “mix” of teaching and learning offerings to meet the needs of today’s students. Please join UPCEA and [...]


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