The Distance Education (DE) unit coordinates and supports DE programs by providing professional development and support for instructors who teach DE courses, and student orientation and online support resources for DE students. The DE unit is committed to creating innovative and effective ways to implement technologies, developing online collaboration and interaction, and connecting instructors, learners and community needs to reach online course outcomes. Instructors receiving services from the DE unit will create and reflect on effective strategies to enhance online learning. There is one full-time Educational Technologist / DE Coordinator (faculty member) involved in the DE unit.
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