Teaching & Learning Track
One Size Does Not Fit All: Mixed Models of Online Learning
This presentation describes how four schools within DePaul University developed entirely different approaches to online learning to support diversity. The different missions, students, faculty, content knowledge, and pedagogical approaches of the schools led to varied models of conducting online learning, including course designs, technology, standardization, ownership, compensation policies and administrative structures. These different approaches will be shared, and we will introduce a model that enables the university's central technology service unit to support the needs of these different online learning approaches.
Presenter: Beth Rubin, Miles Jackson, James Moore, Ron Fernandes, Sharon Guan
Beth Rubin is the director of online programs at the School for New Learning at DePaul University. She has taught in Canadian and U.S. universities for over 20 years, and has led online learning at Cardean University and DeVry University Online. She earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Miles Jackson is the Manager of Online Learning for DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM). The Manager of Online Learning provides comprehensive supervision of the CDM online learning program. The Manager also provides leadership and direction to technology projects used for teaching and learning within the school. James Moore is the Director of Online Learning for DePaul’s College of Commerce. He teaches Internet Marketing classes online and in-class. He counters his love of technology and gadgets with the knowledge that quick and simple solutions are best. Unfortunately, creating quick and simple solutions can be long and complex. Ron Fernandes is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Service (SPS) and chairs the SPS Online program at DePaul University. He has a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and conducts research on effective online learning and online program administration. Sharon Guan is the Director of Faculty Instructional Technology Services at DePaul University. She has been in the field on online learning design and faculty development for over ten years. She has a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media Technology from Indiana State University and is one of the editors of The Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) for Educators.