New2Online Program

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The 2016-17 deadline has passed. The application period for the New2Online Program is currently closed.

Application

The New2Online application will be open from July 13 – August 23, 2016. Applicants will be notified regarding their acceptance by August 25, 2016. Orientation will be held on September 9, 2016 from 8:30-1:30 pm. To apply for New2Online, you must:

Overview

The New2Online is a 16-month program that provides an in-depth experience for a small cohort of NMSU faculty. This program assists faculty that want to learn how to move their current course to a blended or online format. The cohort of participants will learn how to use Canvas as their learning management system, design a blended or online course following Quality Matters best practices, establish content on Canvas, and participant in self-selected professional development. The New2Online application is open from July through mid August. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September.

Program Goals

  • Apply instructional design theory and research in the development of e-learning activities.
  • Analyze models of course design using actual courses, reference material, and the Internet.
  • Explore different approaches to online learning that adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Integrate multimedia, learning objects, and social networking concepts in the design of course content and activities.
  • Design an e-learning unit/module based on quality online design principles using a learning management system and the Quality Matters Rubric.

Benefits

  • Apply instructional design theory and research in the development of e-learning activities.
  • Analyze models of course design using actual courses, reference material, and the Internet.
  • Explore different approaches to online learning that adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of students.
  • Integrate multimedia, learning objects, and social networking concepts in the design of course content and activities.
  • Design an e-learning unit/module based on quality online design principles using a learning management system and the Quality Matters Rubric.

Prerequisites

Fulltime and part-time faculty/instructors from NMSU-Las Cruces campus are welcome to apply for the New2Online Program. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Plan on teaching newly developed blended or online course within 18 months
  • Approval from your department head

Expectations

As a New2Online participant, you will complete the following:

Professional Development (Total of 15 hours)

Participants are to attend workshops and presentations that focus on the following:

  • Introduction to Canvas Presentation (2 hours)
  • 2-4 Workshops of your choice on Using Canvas (Not Canvas Open Labs.  Canvas Open Labs are in conjunction with meeting with your mentor as explained below.) (minimum of 6 hours)
  • 2-4 Workshops of your choice on Online Education (minimum of 7 hours)

 Development Course on Canvas (Total of 10 hours)

Newly developed content on Canvas must include the following:

  • Syllabus that includes suggested content for online instruction to be provided by OCIP
  • Curriculum Outline of Study (Course Map) for a one semester course
  • Home Page development within Canvas
  • Getting Started Module
  • One unit of study (4 – 6 weeks of content)
  • Meet accessibility requirements
  • Content that includes activities, assignments, discussion board, and assessment
  • Resources needed for the course

Meet with Mentor or Canvas Open Lab  ( 5 hours)

  • Hands-on time with either your mentor or a staff member of Academic Technologies in the Milton Hall 81 computer lab.  Labs and meetings dates and times are your choice by choosing from the open labs noted NMSU’s Canvas Workshop page or by making an appointment with your mentor.

Quality Matters

Other Expectations

  • Contribute to the NMSU online teaching and learning community by “giving back”.  Suggestions and opportunities will be provided by OCIP.

Disclosure

By participating in this program, you understand that:

  • Online Course Improvement Program will be collecting course review and evaluation data. This data will be collected to improve OCIP and to satisfy requirements of OCIP funding agencies. This data will be kept anonymous.
  • You retain the copyright on the online courses that you create. You may grant OCIP rights to use or display your online course for the benefit of other NMSU faculty and the OCIP program.
  • You will be required to complete professional development opportunities based on your personal learning path.

****Disclaimer: This program will not teach basic computer skills or basic learning management system (LMS) skills. For help with basic computer skills contact Doña Ana Community College’s Customized Training. For help with basic LMS skills contact Academic Technologies.