Online Programs News and Events
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Recent News & Events
A pair of Boston University Distance Education teaching professionals have been recognized for the success of an innovative new course in the Health Communication program by this year’s Blackboard Catalyst Awards.
Instructor Alane Bearder and Senior Instructional Designer Elena Garofoli are the recipients of the 2017 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Teaching & Learning, bestowed for their work on MET HC 762 Visual Communication in the Digital Health Age, the first course to be developed as part of the Graduate Certificate in Visual & Digital Health Communication program. The award is conferred upon those who have positively impacted the educational experience through the adoption of flexible, distance, and online delivery.
“We’re proud to keep Boston University on the vanguard of higher education for professional health communicators with this, and other innovative learning experiences still ahead,” Health Communication Program Director Leigh Curtin-Wilding said of the award.
Read the full press release here.
Our Peer Mentoring Panels are held before each semester and are designed to connect our growing student body. In the panels, new students are encouraged to ask returning students about their experiences in online education. They receive excellent tips and suggestions on how to succeed in their classes and how to engage with their instructors, peers, and academic community. Our panelists come from a wide variety of backgrounds and degree programs, offering our new students valuable insight into what it takes to achieve. *Stay tuned for profiles of our panelists. If you would like more information contact our Online Student Engagement Manager, Samantha Orsagh-Yentis at email@example.com.
During part 1 of the Summer 2017 EdTech Colloquium series, an overview of peer review motivations and approaches is discussed.
Part 2 of Leveraging Quizzing and Testing in Your Course Website demonstrates how to build quizzes and tests in Kaltura & Blackboard as well as how to view and interpret the user analytics.
A discussion about the various methods for detecting plagiarism in the classroom and ways we can support our students with their writing.
Why synchronous interaction should be added to an online course and how to select the right tool to do this was discussed at this session.
At this session, we discuss when it makes sense to create your own course videos as well as suggest which tool may be the best fit.
At this session, an overview of reasons for and examples of testing and quizzing was presented and discussed.
On May 11, 2016, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Boston University with a 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. Founded as a nonprofit association in 1987, the USDLA is the nation’s leading distance learning organization. The USDLA International Distance Learning Awards are presented annually during the National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, to “acknowledge major accomplishments in distance learning and to highlight those distance learning instructors, programs, and professionals who have achieved and demonstrated extraordinary results through the use of online, videoconferencing, satellite and blended learning delivery technologies.”
U.S. News & World Report has named several Metropolitan College online graduate programs among the top choices for military veterans and active service members. BU’s top performers and their category rankings: Master of Criminal Justice (#2), Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3), and the master’s degree programs in management (#7).
Source: USNews.com 05.19.15