Dr. Pam Paustian accepted the role of Executive Director for the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies effective March 20.
Following Dr. Stacey Cofield's Quality Matters Success Story, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education invited her to be among the 60 one-hour presentations for the 8th Annual Virtual Conference series, Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment.
High-school dependents of UAB employees can earn college credit online through the UAB Start program for only $250 per three-credit-hour class as part of the university's educational benefits program.
UAB experienced significant gains among its online programs in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs putting UAB among the top percentiles for online ranked programs.
Did you know that professional licensure or certification requirements vary from state to state, and by professional organization?
UAB is an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Institutional Member. Institutional benefits include the following: Up to 30 individuals from UAB may enjoy workshops, conference and publication discounts, research, and interaction with other OLC members. Individuals must setup their own account with OLC.
The Office of the Provost and the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies congratulate the following recipients of the Online Course Development Grant.
Representatives from the Southern Regional Education Board, the UA System Office, and the three UA System campuses — UA, UAB, and UAH — met for a day of creative collaboration to achieve compliance in the face of increasing state authorization regulations.
Faculty are excited about making use of the Dynamic Syllabus in Canvas to enhance their communication with students on course activity due dates. Also, it makes it easier on the instructor because they can change a date in one place in Canvas and it is updated for all Canvas sites, and the dates are automatically updated for the students - right to their smart device!
CanvasLIVE, located inside of the Community, is a place for Canvas users to engage in real-time collaboration while sharing and learning how other users are leveraging Canvas. There are several event topics that are organized by Canvas community members, as well as Instructure.
The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies has received Exemplary Status following completion of the Quality Scorecard overseen by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a national leader in the advancement of quality in online learning. This status means that the division has met high standards for the delivery of services to UAB’s academic units and students in regards to the administration of the university’s online programs.
"Collaborate" is now active on the Kaltura LTI. Collaborate is a function that is accessed by selecting a title in "My Media" then selecting "Actions" then "Edit." This allows content creators to assign co-editors and co-publishers to content. A co-editor can make edits to a video, but can not publish it. A co-publisher can publish a video, but can not edit it. This is useful for when someone needs to be able to publish or edit content on someone else's behalf.
UAB Collat School of Business is expanding its campus-based Industrial Distribution program to include a flexible, wholly online program to prepare students for and assist businesses with industry demand for managers in this specialized field. Applications are being accepted for the fall term. Read more about the Industrial Distribution degree.
We are now able to allow students in North Carolina to enroll in most of our online degree programs. The School of Nursing is seeking licensure approval in the state and cannot currently accept students into the distance accessible nursing program. See other state authorization information.
If your instructor is using i>clicker, you may be able use your mobile device as your clicker (check to see if your instructor allows this option). The REEF Polling app is available for purchase for Android and Apple devices. Once you have downloaded the app, you will need to use register your app using your real name and BlazerId.
Dr. Betty Nelson with Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education, has received Quality Matters recognition for her course, Survey of Special Education (ECY 300). This course meets Quality Matters standards set by Quality Matters in the QM Rubric. Learn more about Quality Matters at UAB.
Six UAB online degree programs were listed among the "Best Online Programs" by U.S. News & World Report in their 2016 rankings report. See the "Best Online Programs" rankings.
Dr. Melanie Shores, Associate Professor in the School of Education, has received Quality Matters recognition for her course, Introduction to Educational Statistics (EPR 214). This course meets Quality Matters standards set by Quality Matters in the QM Rubric. Learn more about Quality Matters at UAB.
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACOnline) has ranked two UAB degree programs in their "Best Online Programs" list. UAB's online Master of Construction Engineering and Management was ranked #3 in the site's "2015-2016 Best Online Construction Management Programs" list, while the UAB Collat School of Business Bachelor of Science in Marketing ranked #26 on the site's "2015-2016 Best Online Marketing Programs" list.
UAB's Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration degree programs have been ranked by the Healthcare Administration Degree Programs website. UAB was ranked #20 out of 30 total universities. The School of Health Professions offers a blended (online and face-to-face) MSHA in Health Administration, Executive. Read more on AL.com.
The 2016 Provost Awards for Transformative Online Course winners have been selected. This is the first year that UAB is awarding the Provost’s Awards for Transformative Online Courses which recognize online academic courses, developed by full-time faculty members of the UAB community, that exemplify best practices and innovation in online education.
The walk-up AskIT desk will be moving to the Sterne Library on September 24. More details can be found on the UAB Information Technology website.
The Apply the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (APPQMR) will be held as a one-day workshop on September 14 and as a two-day workshop on October 11 and 13. This workshop was designed to help faculty members learn more about Quality Matters (QM) and is the first step towards earning a QM Peer Review Certification. Learn more about the APPQMR Workshop.
A new awards program - Provost's Awards for Transformative Online Courses - has been created to recognize online courses developed by faculty members of the UAB community that exemplify best practices and innovation in online education.
eLearning & Professional Studies Manager of eLearning Services Samira Laouzai has been approved by Quality Matter (QM) to become a Higher Education (HE) Peer Reviewer. Laouzai was already a QM Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Peer Reviewer. Laouzai will now be able to participate in QM peer reviews for courses seeking QM recognition. Learn more about Quality Matters at UAB.
Congratulations to eLearning Advisory Council (eLAC) Chair Dr. Jacqueline Moss on receiving a 2016 Graduate Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship. Dr. Moss is with the School of Nursing. Read more about Dr. Moss on the School of Nursing website and about all of the recipients on the Graduate School website.
Congratulations to Collat School of Business Senior Associate Dean Karen Kennedy, PhD for her recent appointment as president of the Alabama Association for Higher Education in Business (AAHEB). Dr. Kennedy is a member of the UAB eLearning Advisory Council. Read more about Dr. Kennedy's new honor.
As the Spring 2016 Term approaches, it is the perfect time to explore the benefits of using Canvas for all of your courses. Canvas can be a great tool whether you are teaching an online course or an on-campus one. We recommend that you start by putting your syllabus in Canvas. This is a simple step, but it can be a tremendous help to your students. Check out the Five Top Reasons to Use Canvas.
Dr. Stacey Cofield, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, is Chair of the Online Education Committee in the School of Public Health (SOPH). Her recent Lunch & Learn presentation at UAB will be transformed into a featured webinar presentation for QM Success Stories scheduled for November 16, 2016: "Applying QM to a Face-to-Face Course - Blending, Flipping, Extending: QM Beyond the Online."
Beginning in the Spring 2016 Term, Faculty will self-publish their courses, rather than the system automatically publishing all courses on the first day of class. Please note that once your course is published, your students will be notified when changes are made to published items (example: assignments).
Dr. Ken Gunnells with Collat School of Business will host the first Division of eLearning & Professional Studies Lunch & Learn event on Thursday, November 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Center for Teaching and Learning Room 241C. Dr. Gunnells will talk about how to move your class to online team-based learning. This is the first in a series of events that will address different topics about Canvas, Academic Technologies, and best practices in online education. Learn more.
Quality Matters has approved Samira Laouzai as a Higher Education (HE) Certified Online Facilitator. In that role, she is eligible to facilitate Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) online. The peer review certification is part of UAB's commitment to implementing the Quality Matters Standards. Learn more about Quality Matters at UAB.
UAB Assistant Professor Ragib Hasan recently won a prize for his mobile learning project developed for South Asia. Read the article.
The deadline dates have been announced for the Provost's Awards for Transformative Online Courses. Nominations are due by April 1, 2017. Courses may be nominated by a faculty, student or staff member of the UAB community. Self-nominations are accepted, also. Faculty accepting nominations must submit an application by June 1, 2017. Learn more about the awards program.
Dr. Elizabeth Barstow, Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions, has received Quality Matters recognition for her course, Foundations in Low Vision Rehabilitation III (OT 690). This course meets Quality Matters standards set by Quality Matters in the QM Rubric. Learn more about Quality Matters at UAB.
Dr. Hyeyoung Lim has been recognized by Quality Matters as a Certified Peer Reviewer effective October 17, 2016. Dr. Lim is an Assistant Professor of Justice Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. See the growing list of UAB Quality Matters Peer Reviewers.