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eCore® Tuition Reduction!

by Kathy Sundin on April 28, 2014 in eCore, The Center for eLearning

Beginning in the Fall, 2014 semester eCore® tuition will be dropping from $189 to $169 per credit hour. The tuition rate for Georgia and non-resident students is the same. And, it is the first time since its debut in 1999 that tuition has been reduced.

eCore® is short for electronic core-curriculum and allows University System of Georgia (USG) students the opportunity to complete their first two years of their collegiate careers in an online environment. eCore® courses are taught entirely online, except for the occasional proctored exam. eCore® courses are designed, developed, taught and supported by faculty and staff from the USG. For more information on eCore® please visit the eCore® website.

Visit the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article for more information on the tuition reduction.


New Resource Available

by Kathy Sundin on March 6, 2014 in BlazeVIEW D2L, eMajor, GoVIEW, Online Programs, Quality Matters, Social Media, The Center for eLearning

Are you new to online teaching and learning?
Are you an experienced online faculty member, but would like to learn some tips and
techniques to incorporate into your course?
Do you want to enhance your face-to-face or hybrid course?

If yes, then visit the VSU “New to Online Learning: The Fundamentals CO” course!

 Current faculty have been added as students in the course which will be available in
BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW on Mon., March 10.

New faculty will be added at the beginning of each semester. However, new faculty can request to be manually added by emailing blazeview@valdosta.edu or goview@valdosta.edu.

The course covers:

– Overview of LMS, D2L, BlazeVIEW and GoVIEW
– Technology Requirements
– Transitioning to Online Learning

  •  F2F vs. Online Teaching
  • Instructional Design

– Quality Online Instruction

  • Syllabus and Schedule Design
  • Faculty and Course Introduction Tips

– Course Design

  • Quality Online Course Design
  • Online Course Design Tips

– Creating and Finding Content
– Online Learning Presence
– Discussion Boards

  • Effective Discussion Board Design
  • Discussion Board Tips

– Creating Effective Activities, Assessments, Rubrics and Grading
– Why and How to Use Technology in an Online Course
– Quality Matters

  • What is Quality Matters?
  • What do I do next?

– ADA, Citation, Plagiarism and Copyright Policies and Procedures
– D2L Resources and Assistance

We envision this to be an evolving course and updated regularly with new ideas and techniques. We need your help with this! Send us your feedback so we can incorporate into the course.