February 28, 2012 Comments Off on UNM-Taos Online Teaching Mission Statement
The aim of UNM-Taos is to encourage blended learning campus-wide. UNM-Taos will train faculty in the use of our Learning Management System as well as encourage more student involvement and interest. We plan to support our faculty in enhancing their courses, and/or creating and implementing additional blended learning opportunities (i.e., hybrid and online) for UNM-Taos students. As an institution we shall strive to offer our courses in a variety of formats to best fit each student’s educational needs. Our institution is community based and as we move further into the eLearning environment this will be foremost in our minds. As we continue to build our blended learning courses and explore emerging technologies the focus will be to match the use of technology to our particular community college’s needs. With more variety in course format students will have more choices and opportunities to be successful and engaged. UNM-Taos plans to be in the forefront of education in rural communities by reaching them through a more thorough engagement with online technologies.
February 28, 2012 Comments Off on Assessment
Currently we have three parts to our assessment, at three different times during the semester:
1) Peer Assessment: The Online Learning Coordinator will use the Quality Matters Rubric to assess your class in its early stages, in case there is something that the Coordinator suggests or needs for the instructor to augment before continuing on to teach the course.
2) Student Survey: Student feedback on teacher effectiveness in the use of online technologies, mid-way through the course. By having students provide feedback at this point in the course allows for the instructor to reformat and reassess their plans before the semester is over.
3) Self Assessment: Using Chico University’s Rubric you will assess your own use of the LMS. This allows then for the instructor to make plans for updating and reformatting their course for the following semester.
July 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
E-learning is an innovative process that is rapidly changing eduction at all levels in every corner of the world. At UNM-Taos, we are preparing to take our own step forward in the application of E-learning as well.
This handbook has two main objectives. First, it is a self-guided tour of Web-CT, the platform we are currently using for online learning at our college. Second, it is a training manual providing you with the tools to participate in E-learning. These tools are organized into four levels. Level 1 is concerned with the most basic methods to Web enhance your course.