Mde Presentation Semana EAD 2009

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Description of the master of Distance education program at UMUC. Details about curriculum, focus, partnership and accomplishments.

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Mde Presentation Semana EAD 2009

  1. 1. The Master of Distance Education Dr. Stella Porto Information and Technology Systems Department Graduate School of Management & Technology University of Maryland University College
  2. 2. Master of Distance Education: partnership
  3. 3. Online enrollment > 177,000 > 100 degree programs fully online Head count > 86,000 2nd largest state institution in the US Enrollment > 272,000
  4. 4. Context and landscape Oldenburg
  5. 5. Context and landscape Oldenburg
  6. 6. Context and landscape Oldenburg
  7. 7. The Master of Distance Education: Past •  The creation of the program   Natural fit for UMUC: practical leadership in DE translated into theoretical leadership   Historical accident: Two experts with a common project funded by AT&T grant - “The Virtual Seminar”   Seminar delivered online for professional development in DE
  8. 8. The Master of Distance Education: Past •  Advantages of this historical ‘accident’…   Quick ‘time to market’   Trust among partners   Test bed with a network of experts   International dimension   Quality beyond regular graduate programs   Visiting experts   Research   Faculty development
  9. 9. The Master of Distance Education: Present
  10. 10. The Master of Distance Education: Present - Mission Corporate Training & Learning Faculty Media & Support technology Distance Education Instruction Higher Design & Education Support Leaders & Managers
  11. 11. The Master of Distance Education: Focus •  Core competencies   Managing the distance education system in a variety of settings   Planning, budgeting, development, delivery, and support of distance education and distance training programs •  Target Audience   Potential managers of the distance education enterprise in:   Educational organizations   Corporate / Business   Government & Military   Non-profit and associations •  Entirely online for part-time working adults •  International •  Collaborative
  12. 12. The Master of Distance Education Present - Curriculum Core DE Foundations: systems view, technology, online teaching & learning, costing and student support Technology Teaching & Training Policy & Management Leadership Instructional Design Leadership Instructional Design Library & Copyright DE Systems Multimedia Assessment Library & Copyright Globalization & Multimedia Assessment Development Distance Training DE Business Advanced Technologies Virtual K-12 Globalization & Internet Technologies Development Capstone : E-portfolio & Research Project
  13. 13. Course development •  UMUC •  Oldenburg   DE Technologies   Foundations   Training at a distance   Costing and Budgeting   DE in K-12   Learner support   Library and copyright   Multimedia in DE   Instructional design   Assessment   Leadership   Globalization and development   DE systems   Business in DE
  14. 14. Course development •  UMUC •  Oldenburg   DE Technologies   Foundations   Training at a distance   Costing and Budgeting   DE in K-12   Learner support   Library and copyright   Multimedia in DE   Instructional design   Assessment   Leadership   Globalization and development   DE systems   Business in DE Each partner is responsible for the development of its share of courses, and owns the decisions of staffing the course every time it offered
  15. 15. Course delivery
  16. 16. Course delivery Asynchronous mode (synchronous activities are infrequent and usually not mandatory) Proprietary platform Everything done online, including assessment
  17. 17. Course delivery UMUC is the responsible partner for all of course delivery functions: - IT infrastructure & support -  Operational teaching & learning support (other than faculty staffing) - Digital library & copyright support
  18. 18. Library Services •  Databases •  E-journal + e-books •  Books and interlibrary loan •  Tutorials for research skills •  Librarian support: email, chat, phone, in-class (online) •  E-reserves •  Effective Writing Center
  19. 19. Student support
  20. 20. Student support: services •  Enrollment management / Registrar   Admissions   Financial aid   Registration   Advising   Graduation •  Portal with self-services •  Academic specialist within the department •  Program director •  Library •  Office of disabilities
  21. 21. Student support UMUC is the responsible partner for all* of student support functions: - Graduate advising - Admissions, registering, financial aid… - Applying for graduation, diplomas & certificates… -  Self services through portal
  22. 22. Faculty support
  23. 23. Faculty support: services •  Recruitment •  Training: getting certified to teach online •  Professional development: continuous workshops in a variety of themes •  Library support: resources and librarians •  Events: program-based and institution-based •  Administrative support •  Technical support •  Instructional support
  24. 24. Faculty support UMUC is the responsible partner for all* of faculty support functions: - Faculty services - Faculty training - Faculty assessment
  25. 25. Research Edited by OL. The 13 volumes already developed will be soon available in e-book format. Books are adopted as part of several courses. Several edited with contributions with many experts in DE.
  26. 26. International faculty & visiting experts
  27. 27. The Synergy of both partners •  Technological infrastructure •  Organizational support Communication •  Leadership support Diversity •  Support and training Recognition & Value in DE infrastructure Quality Autonomy Faculty development •  Research •  Historical involvement in DE •  Network of experts
  28. 28. Other environments: Community information
  29. 29. Other environments: Community knowledge
  30. 30. Other environments: Community building
  31. 31. Other environments: Faculty Sharing
  32. 32. Final remarks: Latest and future •  Extension of the collaboration   Dual degrees   Oldenburg PhD option   Partnering with international programs in smaller scale •  Potential greater internationalization of the student body •  Adoption of emerging technologies •  Greater interest in the partnership at the leadership level •  Community building efforts •  Student and graduate involvement •  Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the program 2009-2010
  33. 33. Thank you… Contact: sporto@umuc.edu

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