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Liv Gjestvang Receives Prominent University Recognition

Whether she's securing grants, winning awards at film festivals, or cracking jokes, Liv Gjestvang does it all with a commitment to the success and happiness of those around her. Her extraordinary feats as Director of Learning Technology and dedication to the wellbeing of others has earned her a place among the recipients of this year's Distinguished Staff Awards.

Web Resource

Online Learning for Students with Disabilities

This lengthy, well-organized web page introduces the topic of accessibility in online courses. It's a resource targeted at students who might be trying to navigate through these issues, but it's an essential reading for instructional designers and online instructors.

ODEE Presents Your Course Introduction

Recording Course Introduction Videos for Your Online Class

If you work with ODEE to help you develop your online course, one of the components that is created for your course is a course introduction video. The video welcomes students to the course and explains what they can expect to learn and why it is important. It provides students an opportunity to meet you as well, which helps humanize the online course.

It is recorded by ODEE Media Services in their studio in Mount Hall. Before recording, you will want to prepare the following:

OAGE Presents the Importance of Lifelong Learning

OAGE 2014 Annual Conference Presentation

The recent Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) conference, "The Faces of Aging: Resilience" was held in late March in Dayton, Ohio. Several faculty, staff and students from The Ohio State University attended. Julie Maurer, Program 60 Coordinator at Ohio State presented "Using Technology to Improve Access to Higher Education for Mature Learners: A Best Practice at The Ohio State University" and "Older Workers Seeking Jobs: Challenges and Opportunities."

Breaking down the changes

Carmen Update: Content

Last week, we featured the changes you can expect to see in the Discussion tool after the May 2 update. While the Discussion tool includes some of the most noticeable improvements, you'll also notice some nifty enhancements to the Content tool design. In particular, you will notice the following: a clear distinction between different areas in Content navigation, improved Bulk Editing and Drag and Drop features, easy management of the View Content page, and simplified HTML Templates and SCORM functionality.

What do we mean? Let's take a look!

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