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Why Quality Matters

How do you ensure that your online course is as good as it should be? Greta Cummingham from the Vice Provost Office for Distributed Ed. And Instr. Tech explains the why, how, what and what it is not of Quality Matters. Also hear what other instructors have to say about their experiences using QM in their online courses.

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20 by 20: Pecha kucha events at the University

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The University of Minnesota is hosting another event in the pecha kucha series on November 10, 2010. Organized around the theme Collaborative Learning Environments, the event will be at the Whole Music Club, 2-4:30 pm. From the 20 by 20 website:

How does collaboration deepen learning, teaching and research? How do technologies create possibilities for collaboration in our work? Educational technologies at the University of Minnesota offer many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to work together: online or face-to-face, synchronously or asynchronously. Yet technologies are not inherently collaborative--they only have the potential to foster collaboration. The key is to understand the potential of the technology being used and to develop skills and good practices in working with others. For the next session of 20 by 20, presentations will focus on the ways in which technology-enhanced collaboration enriches teaching, learning, research and work at the University of Minnesota.

By now, you have probably heard of "pecha kucha", a presentation format that consists of twenty slides that auto-forward after twenty seconds, transforming boring slides and long-winded presenters into fast(er) paced slides and a (hopefully) scripted presentation. Popular pecha kucha events have included the Ignite series in different cities, like Ignite Minneapolis and Ignite Baltimore.

You can view the two previous University pecha kucha events,
Open UMN and Google@UMN. They are also available from the University of Minnesota iTunes U site.

Chemistry 1015 Course Goes Online


During fall semester 2009, instructor Michelle Driessen taught an introductory chemistry course to 1200 students online. This feature story from U Relations explores online learning from both the instructor's and the students' perspective.

Two New, Fully Online Programs Added to the Digital Campus

The Digital Campus recently added two new, fully online bachelor's degree programs: Manufacturing Management - Quality Management and Marketing.

Both of these programs are housed at the University of Minnesota - Crookston.

If it has been a while since you visited the Digital Campus, you may be surprised by the growing number of fully online and hybrid program offerings.

Top Ranked University Web Sites - U of M is #8

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Interesting Chronicle of Higher Education article on top ranked university websites. The U of M shows up as #8. It should be noted that part of the ranking is related to the total number of web pages (size variable). The complete rankings are available at the Cybermetrics lab website.

Degree Completion options at the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Digital Campus :: Complete Your Degree Online

The University of Minnesota offers two degree completion programs for students who already have college credits. The two degree programs, BS in Applied Studies and BA or BS in Multidisciplinary Studies, are transfer-friendly for students whose credits are from outside the University of Minnesota.

Learn more about the University of Minnesota's online offerings at the Digital Campus.

Outbreak at WatersEdge - A Public Health Discovery Game

Outbreak at WatersEdge is an online educational game from the School of Public Health. The game explores aspects of Public Health by having the player find the source of a bacteria outbreak in a community. Players are exposed to tools of Public Health professionals and career options in Public Health.

Outbreak at WatersEdge also includes a teachers guide and health career exploration options.

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