Tag: sps distance learning

Announcing the SPS DL Video Recording Studio

A new recording studio will soon open in Abbott Hall. The SPS DL Video Recording Studio provides a space for recording high quality video and audio for use in SPS programs. Request to visit the space using the SPS DL Video Recording Studio Request Form or go to the DL Studio Page to learn more. Highlights of the studio include: High quality HD video and audio production Assistance from SPS DL staff in planning, making, and sharing your video. Convenient Chicago location in Abbott Hall with additional meeting spaces for collaboration, preparation, and rehearsal (we have free coffee, too!) Modern aesthetics

Chicago Online Learning Summit Reflections

On December 9th, 2015, the Learning Design team attended the 2nd annual Chicago Online Learning Summit, hosted by DeVry University’s DV X Labs at the digital startup coworking space 1871. The summit included presentations by industry leaders and pitches from up-and-coming educational technology startups. Here, the team shares their takeaways from each of the event’s components. Reba-Anna Lee, Director of Online Program Development Arizona State University (ASU) Dean of Online Learning, Philip Regier, shared his forward-thinking approach to online learning. He spoke of how the ASU online program became an educational partner with Starbucks, the growth of the ASU online

Winter Quarter 2016 Begins Today!

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our faculty, students, and staff. Winter Quarter 2016 starts today, with over a hundred sections of online courses being offered across multiple SPS programs. Included among these programs are several courses in our revised Medical & Health Informatics (MHI) program, including MHI 414, Emerging Federal Regulation & Policy. In this cutting-edge class, Professor Susan Hahn-Reizner “provides a platform for students to track, analyze and apply potential impacts of new and evolving federal regulations and policy” on healthcare, including topics such as “Meaningful Use” criteria, federal & state coordination, and a nationwide health information

OLC Collaborate Chicago Conference Reflections

On November 19, the SPS Distance Learning team attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Collaborate Chicago Conference, hosted at Rush University. The conference included several panels on subjects like regulation, learning analytics, and competency-based education, and breakout sessions that dug into a specific factor of each panel topic. The DL staff have shared their thoughts on some of the most thought-provoking and memorable aspects of the conference. Jessica Mansbach, Learning Designer The most interesting idea I took away from the OLC conference was the level of curiosity about competency-based education (CBE). Faculty and administrators from different types of institutions generated some compelling

Welcome to Elizabeth Lemke & Krissy Wilson, Learning Designers!

The SPS Distance Learning team is very excited to welcome two more new team members: Elizabeth Lemke and Krissy Wilson. They will both be working as Learning Designers, helping faculty outline, design, and build online courses. Elizabeth comes to our team from Wiley Publishers, where she worked with Instructional Designers to build online course materials for a variety of clients. She has worked in higher education for several years in many roles, including teaching and designing courses. Krissy joins us after working as an Instructional Designer at DePaul University, a role in which she worked with faculty to design courses