Leads: Dave C and Marcus

MAKE THIS PART OF THE INTRO ... consolidate key ideas


Philosophical Statement

Development of eLearning courses should be equally weighted as any other curriculum development / delivery.

Best Practices


  • Making eLearning part of the strategic planning
  • P&T processes
    • David Wicks: If we want to encourage eLearning we have to recognize it takes a lot of time. Time that faculty could be spending writing journal articles rather than digital pedagogy.
  • Senior level support and leadership - faculty leadership and admin
  • faculty professional development
  • technology selection and integration with existing systems
  • funding eLearning delivery ... part of load? overload? Is it core to the institution - or is it extended learning / cont ed?
  • Any new educational innovation requires additional resources up front and ongoing -- until the innovation flattens out and becomes part of the norm.
  • Tech changes constantly - our learning environments need to have the flexibility to take advantage of those changes.

SLOAN report

What reflects that commitment is doing the work in all of the sections in this report...

JW Harrington: Yes, Cable -- that emphasis on the integration of e-learning into all practices and therefore into all systems, is key

JW Harrington: I totally agree in one way, Cable -- that no one should focus on e-learning for its own sake; rather, to improve the pedagogy and access that we're all aiming for

JW Harrington: Agreed, John. In general, the report intro should note how integrated e-learning is to everything done in higher ed (and needs to be integral to workforce ed). Thus, it needs to be seen as one of the routes to pedagogy -- in the design of infrastructure, curric, tenure and promotion, staffing. etc.

David Wicks: Some would argue that digital scholarship is more time consuming and should be given more weight to encourage professors to participate.