Layne Morsch, Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, published “Student Authored Video Vignettes in Chemistry”
Laurel Newman, Associate Professor of Business Administration, and her co-author Deborah Windes, Professor in Business at Trinity Christian College, published “Resisting the Global Campus: Strategic, Political and Cultural Dimensions Undermining Efforts to Build a Virtual Campus”
Denise Bockmier-Sommers, Associate Professor of Human Services, Cheng-Chia “Brian” Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health, and Martin Martsch, Associate Professor of Social Work, published “Student Perception of Teacher Empathy, High Regard and Genuineness and the Impact on Student Engagement
e-mentor is an academic journal published by Warsaw School of Economics and Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education. The issue is available online.
UIS Public Health Professor and COLRS Faculty Fellow Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen recently presented on the topic of “Gamify Courses with Tools Built into Your LMS to Enhance Self-Determined and Active Online Learning” at the 2017 OLC Accelerate Conference. Prof. Chen has made his gamification handout for the presentation available to all.
Swan was selected for the award due to her commitment to higher education and for the work she’s done with online learning. Swan is recognized as a leading researcher in the nation when it comes to the effectiveness of online teaching and learning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Keene State College and master’s and doctorate degrees in instructional technology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Founded in 1982, NUTN is a consortium of higher education institutions. It provides a networking and professional development arena for the advancement of online and blended learning. NUTN members represent a widely diverse group of innovative leaders in the advancement of teaching and learning.
UIS faculty Karen Swan, Bill Bloemer, and Scott Day have recently published a peer-reviewed article is entitled Gap Analysis: An Innovative Look at Gateway Courses and Student Retention. The article “use examples from our work with the analyses of student records to show how one can use student type and point in their academic life to predict success in particular gateway courses.” It was published in the 2017 OLC Conference Special Issue of Online Learning (Vol. 21, No. 3).