Fisher College of Business: Leader in Online Learning

Launched in 2003, Fisher College of Business’ BSBA Regional Distance Learning program offers a distance business degree for students on the Lima, Marion, Mansfield and Newark campuses. Its primary strength is that it allows students to remain in their community while obtaining a degree from Fisher College of Business – just as if they were on the Columbus campus. In addition, students who wanted to pursue a Business Minor can also accomplish this while remaining on a regional campus. The Business Management degree offers a seamless transfer to Columbus campus if a student wants to pursue a Business Specialization.

The Business Management degree is delivered in a blended classroom format using pre-recorded online lectures and live weekly sessions via video conference.  The live sessions allow the instructor to deliver class lectures to the regional sites just as if the students were on main campus.

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The asynchronous delivery of materials allows the students to access their online lectures and course materials at their convenience using the university’s learning management system, Carmen.   Students can access content in a various forms – streaming video, mp3, PowerPoint slides and in some classes, transcripts.

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The Distance Delivered Business Management program on the regional campuses has enabled thousands of students to get a Business Management degree or a minor in Business Management and achieve their goals.

To learn more about the program go to:
http://fisher.osu.edu/undergraduate/academics/regional-programs/

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Professional for OSU faculty and staff

The Office of the Chief Information Officer at OSU has worked with Adobe to provide an enterprise version of Adobe Creative Cloud and Acrobat Professional to OSU faculty and staff.  See here for details about the arrangement.

Adobe’s apps are widely regarded as the best tools available for creative work, whether it’s web design, photo and video editing, graphic design or cloud services.  Apps included are Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Acrobat and many others.

Contact the Fisher Help Desk for more info about accessing Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud

Carmen Quizzes: Reviewing Student Quiz Responses

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The Carmen Quiz tool is a powerful tool that provides a great deal of back-end data that faculty can use to evaluate student’s responses, both on a global level and on individual level.

The link to the video found below will take you through the process of viewing quiz scores along with accessing an individual students quiz results.  It will also show you the steps of deleting a student’s attempt on a quiz.

Reviewing Student Quiz Responses in Carmen

Using Online Video in Your Course

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The use of the videos in teaching has been around since the invention of the film projector.  With the advent on the internet and online videos from sources such as YouTube, iTunes, and other online outlets, the amount of videos for use has exploded.

Obviously, the question is how and why should you use video in your course?

WHY?
Video has quickly become one of the primary sources by which students interact and learn about their world.  YouTube is the second most searched site on the internet.  College students watch online videos at three times the rate of adults.

Another reason to use online video is that it supports the flipped classroom approach to teaching, allowing students to watch videos when it most convenient to them and freeing up valuable classroom time for in-depth engagement with course concepts and materials.

HOW
The use of online videos should be closely aligned with course objectives and learning outcomes.  Research on learning and student’s attention spans informs us that using videos of a short duration is much more effective than longer lecture based recordings.

Links to videos can be distributed through your learning management system (Carmen), via email, and through other methods.

To learn more about how online videos can be used in your course, check out the links below:
http://www.designingforlearning.info/services/writing/interact.htm

https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2012/03/21/essay-how-use-youtube-teaching-tool

Online scheduling system for undergraduates

Information Technology Services and Undergraduate Programs and Advising at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business have partnered to create an online tool to increase efficiencies and make it more convenient for students to schedule appointments with their advisors.

 

Defining Fair Use in Education

In today’s digital age in education, many faculty have questions about what materials they can use in their classrooms and online and not be in violation of copyright.  While there are some gray areas in these matters, the doctrine of fair use is the most common criteria to consider when approaching the use of copyrighted material in an educational setting.

What is Fair Use?
Fair Use is the practice of using copyrighted material in a limited way that does not infringe on the copyright holder’s rights and takes into account these four core criteria:

The Purpose and Character of the the Use

  • Non-profit educational purposes are favored over commercial

  • For the purpose of criticism, commenting, news reporting and scholarship or research

The Nature of the Copyrighted Work

  • Using published works over unpublished works is more favorable

  • Generally avoid “first publication” material

  • Commercially published material is unlikely to be considered fair use

The Amount or Substance of the Portion Used

  • Using smaller portions of works is better than larger portions

  • Exclusive content or the “heart of the work” should be avoided

The Market Effect of the Use

  • Avoid any use of material that will negatively affect the marketability of the work

Resources on Fair Use in Education

OSU Copyright Resource Center

http://library.osu.edu/projects-initiatives/copyright-resources-center/fair-use/

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Resource Site

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/

Meet the EdTech Staff

This is the first blog entry without our colleague and main blogger, Jacob Bane. Jacob has moved onto ODEE and we wish him all the best! Future blog posts will rotate among EdTech staffers. Here is a brief introduction of our team:

Doug Carraway (carraway.1@osu.edu) produces marketing and educational videos for Fisher College. He also coordinates video conferences and webcasts in Mason Studio.

Christiana Cordiano (cordiano.2@osu.edu) is an eLearning Instructional Developer who works closely with faculty to achieve their pedagogical goals developing online video content. She also works on Fisher’s distance learning program supporting faculty and staff in coordination of this program.

Randy Spears (spears.4@osu.edu) is the Associate Director for Educational Technology providing oversight to Fisher’s distance learning program, delivering training on instructional design best practices and technology used in teaching along with managing video production for the college. He also represents the college at campus-wide events in the area of technology and communication.

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