elearning Update

Determined Engaging eLearning Propulsion (DEEP)

For this week’s report, I want to draw your attention to three items:

1.  ACEL has recently created a new position to help support their online efforts, with an application deadline of April 3.  Please spread the word and let Graham (cochran.99)  know of any questions or potential candidates.  Here are some details from Graham:

ACEL Graduate and eLearning Program Coordinator

Under the direction of the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership (ACEL) Chair, this position serves as coordinator for the department’s graduate programs (M.S., M.Ed. & Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education (AEE)) and supports departmental distance education and eLearning; coordinates logistics for marketing, recruitment, and application review for graduate students; works closely with and supports the Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies of ACEL with all graduate student services; serves as primary contact for AEE Online M.S. and as a liaison between Office of Distance Education and eLearning  (ODEE)  and ACEL; responsible for AEE Online M.S. recruitment, student services, program quality monitoring, and improvements; provides support for ACEL distance education and eLearning efforts in collaboration with department faculty, Extension program staff, designers, and IT specialists across the department, college, and ODEE; assists with the design and delivery of online courses/outreach programming within subject area of expertise.

More information and details on how to apply are available online on jobsatosu:


2.  The CFAES eTeam held its spring webinar this past week.  The topic was on recording lectures, as well as creating and using video snipits in extension events or courses.  The recorded webinar is at: http://carmenconnect.osu.edu/p9eip99xf2r/

Ken Kulka (CFAES IT) was unable to attend due to an unexpected family emergency.  He’ll be recording information about CamRelay soon and we’ll share that link, as well.  Thanks to our second presenter, Preeti Palvankar, at ODEE who shared information about Media Site.

Many thanks to the eTeam and in particular, Meredith Luikart (HCS) who took the lead on planning, marketing, developing  and delivering this webinar event.  Amy Kohmetscher (ATI) also helped with planning and Valerie Childress (ATI) provided additional assistance with the delivery.

3.  In case you haven’t heard yet, OSU will be migrating away from Desire 2 Learn (Carmen) and to a new learning management system (Canvas).  Be in close contact with your department’s eTeam rep about further details.  You can request a training event from ODEE for your department to learn more about Canvas and how to move materials over.  I am exploring what needs we have within departments to make this move smooth.  Canvas has some great opportunities for us, so the temporary pain of moving will be well worth it.  Considerable research and testing was done before OSU made the final decision to switch LMS platforms.

– Deana

Deana Namuth-Covert, PhD
Professor, Director of Online Education and Outreach
The Ohio State University
Ohio State ATI and the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Wooster, OH 44691
402-483-1338 Office

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