UAF eCampus Reports | 2013-2014 Annual Report
The University of Alaska Fairbanks eCampus annual report is produced each year to chronicle UAF eCampus activities.
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2013-2014 Annual Report

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ow, a year always goes by so fast! It’s hard to encapsulate just how amazing 2013-14 was for UAF eCampus, but enjoy this peek at our adventures. It is highly likely you were part of our raging success, so thank you, and we look forward to 2014-15!

4538

STUDENTS

Up 4% from FY13

245

COURSES OFFERED

More than 300 courses have
now been developed.

27801

CREDIT HOURS

Up 6% from FY13

 

In spring 2014, one in four UAF students was enrolled in an eCampus course.

In the same semester, one in ten UAF students was enrolled in eCampus courses exclusively.

STUDENT SUPPORT

61%2009-10
66%2010-11
68%2011-12
72%2012-13
73%2013-14

STUDENT SUCCESS RATE

Absolute success requires a grade of C- or higher. An increased emphasis on student support has led to significant improvements in the success rate of eLearners, which is now comparable to UAF courses in general. Hands-on initiatives, such as contacting students who have stalled in their course, a revised online Success Lab and the Student Success Guide are just a sliver of our efforts to help each student reach their educational goals.

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STUDENTS ADVISED

7818

UAF TESTS PROCTORED

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

KELLY / STUDENT SERVICES

By day, she proctors exams and answers students’ questions. At night, Kelly-Ripa-Part tears it up with the North Pole Roller Derby team!

Kelly is also an active fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, routinely selling her homemade salsa and running in the Fairbanks Equinox Marathon in support of the charity.

DEPARTMENT SUPPORT

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ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS WORKING WITH eLEARNING

We also partner with all of UAF’s support units.

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NEW COURSES ADDED

More than 70 courses will be in development
or revision phases during fall 2014.

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FULLY ONLINE PROGRAMS

Offerings range from occupational
endorsements to graduate degrees.

 Justice’s High School Initiative

The Justice Department is blazing new trails as it prepares to introduce a distance program for Alaskan high school students this fall. In partnership with eCampus, Justice is offering high schoolers two introductory college courses that they can successfully complete from across the state. “The UAF Justice Department has long enjoyed a productive relationship with UAF eCampus,” says Mike Daku, Director of the Justice Department, “including working closely with their course designers, production staff and marketing professionals to provide interactive and cutting-edge online courses to our student body.”

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT

iTeach FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
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WORKSHOPS

In addition to the three regularly scheduled workshops, a mini iTeach was developed for graduate students in the Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic and Subarctic program.

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PARTICIPANTS

More than 90 staff and faculty applied for the three traditional iTeach workshops hosted in 2013-14.

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SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Attendees also represented a variety of administrative departments and University of Alaska campuses.

“I can’t think of a better training I have had during my time with UAF… the [eCampus Design Team] inspires me to be a better instructor.” –May 2014 participant

Teaching Tips LIVE FALL/SPRING SEMINAR SERIES

Now Available via Google Hangouts on Air!

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LIVE SESSIONS

In spring 2014 we began streaming online exclusively
and those four sessions reached 1,000+ people.

  • United States

  • France

  • Netherlands

  • Austria

  • China

  • Other

Viewership spanned 13 countries in total.

CITE Fellows THE CHANCELLORS INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY AND ELEARNING PROGRAM

“CITE Fellows has majorly impacted the way I teach — no more long, dull lectures — and I’ve come up with a way to recognize and retain my best students. I’ve also used the credentials to open doors to other things.”

–Rob Prince

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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

The inaugural group of innovators represent these departments:
Accounting / Art / Chemistry & Biochemistry
English / Guidance & Counseling / Journalism
Mechanical Engineering / Petroleum Engineering

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LESSONS LEARNED

And counting…

MOBILE GAMING AND CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN CHEMISTRY

Wanting to break through homogenized standard teaching practices while at the same increasing her students’ grades, Kriya Dunlap set her mind to developing a game-inspired teaching methodology. Pop into her classroom during test-prep sessions for some quality entertainment.

COLD-CLIMATE SMART PLUGINS

Working with students, Rorik Peterson set out to develop a “smart” controller that connects to the ubiquitous vehicle plug-in electrical cord found in extreme cold climates, such as Fairbanks. The main goal is to reduce overall power consumption by optimizing the times and duration that the vehicle is plugged in.

EYE TRACKING AS A PEDAGOGICAL, GENERATIVE TOOL

Learning is like the jet stream of an airplane–it vanishes! But, as a teacher, Sarah Stanley wants to capture that jet stream. “I want to study and learn from my student’s learning,” says the Fellow, who has been working with eye-tracking software on her students and will be expanding on the project this fall.

WHO WE ARE

eCampus

adventurers
brewers
runners
mentors
boaters
beekeepers
campers
stampers
hikers
quilters

gardeners
historians
crocheters
travelers
singers
students
fishers
poets
woodworkers
printmakers

athletes
artists
collectors
hunters
critics
shoppers
caregivers
birders
cooks
musicians

pranksters
bikers
dancers
doodlers
laughers
knitters
Toastmasters
card players
teachers
photographers