ODEE Looks Back, Moves Forward with Top Five Features of 2016

A wise person once said, “The only reason you should look back is to see how far you’ve come.” That is the sentiment the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) took these past two weeks as it reminisced on its top viewed features of 2016.

Following last week’s start of the countdown, here are the top five most viewed stories of the year.

5. Course Videos that Transcend Lecture Recordings (June)

Staying focused while learning online can be a difficult task. This can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone. Faculty at The Ohio State University work hard to develop engaging content that enhances your learning experience. From using strong pedagogy to introducing new learning technologies into the classroom, Ohio State instructors are constantly looking at ways to improve student learning outcomes. Read full article here

4. "TechniCity" Open Course Pivots Online Learner’s Career Path (September)

Every year, thousands follow their individual path to Ohio State, finding their way as students at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Others become Buckeyes as faculty or staff members. Gala Korniyenko’s meandering path to Ohio State was unique. Read full article here

3. National Distance Learning Week Celebrations (October)

Distance learning continues to grow by leaps and bounds at the university with an increase of new students, faculty, and programs each semester. To celebrate the growth of distance education, the Distance Education Learning and Teaching Academy (DELTA) took part in National Distance Learning Week. Read full article here

2. New University-Wide State Authorization Policy (May)

The State Authorization Team is currently developing a new university-wide state authorization policy to better define the role colleges and units play in state authorization at  Ohio State. The reason? State authorization needs a better handle on all activities taking place outside of Ohio in order to accurately report to regulatory agencies and obtain approvals in states where Ohio State is not authorized. Read full article here

1. A Carmen (Canvas) To-Do List for Students (August)

You registered for classes, you bought your books, you have your tech gear charged and ready for the new semester...but have you visited carmen.osu.edu recently? This semester, your courses in Carmen can be built with two different platforms. To get your semester off to a smooth start, you should familiarize yourself with the new Canvas platform by completing the following to-dos. Read full article here

From online programs and Carmen migration, to innovative spaces and grant programs, 2016 was generous in its successes and changes for ODEE. As a new year approaches, we are grateful for the progress made and excited for what is ahead.