2013-2014 Annual Report
Up 4% from FY13
More than 300 courses have
now been developed.
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 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.
UAF TESTS PROCTORED
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.
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS WORKING WITH eLEARNING
We also partner with all of UAF’s support units.
NEW COURSES ADDED
More than 70 courses will be in development
or revision phases during fall 2014.
FULLY ONLINE PROGRAMS
Offerings range from occupational
endorsements to graduate degrees.
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.”
Justice’s High School Initiative
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.
More than 90 staff and faculty applied for the three traditional iTeach workshops hosted in 2013-14.
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
Attendees also represented a variety of administrative departments and University of Alaska campuses.
Now Available via Google Hangouts on Air!
In spring 2014 we began streaming online exclusively
and those four sessions reached 1,000+ people.
Viewership spanned 13 countries in total.
The inaugural group of innovators represent these departments:
Accounting / Art / Chemistry & Biochemistry
English / Guidance & Counseling / Journalism
Mechanical Engineering / Petroleum Engineering
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