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Strategic Plan Outline
Plan: Online Education

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Mission Statement: GBC’s Online Education Department is committed to providing quality courses through the use of innovative methods of delivery, not hindered by time or space. GBC provides effective and appropriate faculty and student support for the design, development, implementation, management, and evaluation of instructional technologies and electronic learning methodologies that improve outcomes in the technology-enhanced traditional and non-traditional learning environment.
GOALS
1.  Goal: Continue to develop and provide superior, online courses to GBC’s service area and beyond. (Theme 3)

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

  OBJECTIVES
  1.1  Objective: Provide learning resources and technology that are comprehensive and current, by utilizing state-of the-art technologies to support teaching and learning through online education.

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.1.1  Task: Create a “sandbox” area for Blackboard 9 training and piloting of courses

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.1.2  Task: In conjunction with SCS, upgrade servers and software from Blackboard CE8 to CE 9

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.1.3  Task: Begin training sessions on Canvas. All faculty as per faculty senate mandate must attend 2 sessions.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    1.1.4  Task: Begin pilot courses on Canvas

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.1.5  Task: In conjunction with SCS, research and decide on the best option to create 2 – 4 lecture capture rooms for faculty lectures to be automatically loaded into the WebCampus environment.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.1.6  Task: Quality Matters training for Lisa and create a template for easy faculty integration.

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.1.7  Task: Find a better technology for science and math faculty to bridge the gap of math and science communication with for coursework and tutoring.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Due 06 of 2015

  1.2  Objective: Increase efficiency and effectiveness of WebCampus Student enrollment and course management operations

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    ACTION PLAN  
    1.2.1  Task: Create and test integration module with PeopleSoft and WebCampus

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    1.2.2  Task: Work with Sister institutions who are coming on-board with Canvas to modify and improve integration module with PeopleSoft and WebCampus.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    1.2.3  Task: Work with Travis to develop and refine coding to add "Your adviser is:" area in WebCampus to facilitate students interaction with advisers.

Added on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Due 11 of 2014

2.  Goal: Promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning through specialized training and consulting, and through the dissemination of information about distance learning and its technologies (Theme 3)

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

  OBJECTIVES
  2.1  Objective: Create formal and informal opportunities for faculty to share development of challenging, high–quality coursework based on clear and understandable objectives from which students can develop intellectually, personally, and professionally.

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.1.1  Task: In conjunction with the Enrichment Committe, provide specialized workshop sessions on best practices related to best practices in online learning; sharing of models and experiences; information resources applicable to the strategic utilization of online education.

Last changed on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    2.1.2  Task: Attend technology conferences and professional development trainings to keep up-to-date on the quickly changing technology field. Encourage online teaching faculty to attend technology conferences as well to up date their knowledge.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    2.1.3  Task: Provide opportunity for faculty to become Quality Matters Rubric certified.

Last changed on 04/25/2014 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Completed

    2.1.4  Task: Provide opportunity for faculty to become QM Reviewer certified.

Last changed on 02/28/2013 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

  2.2  Objective: Enhance Help Desk and online departmental communication through electronic means

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    ACTION PLAN  
    2.2.1  Task: Provide Training sessions each semester with lab aides to review new issues, processes and operations

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Ongoing

    2.2.2  Task: Lab aides will develop 1 Jing tutorial per month based on common student problems.

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Due 03 of 2012

    2.2.3  Task: Survey students as to their level of satisfaction with open lab facilities and lab aide help.

Added on 02/24/2011 by Lisa Frazier

Status: Due 05 of 2012





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