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FCS exists to help faculty incorporate appropriate teaching technologies into their classes wherever it helps the class achieve its goals. "Distributed learning" can be the use of a learning object, discussion board, or other software as an integral part of your face-to-face course.
For fully online courses, FCS provides a complete orientation to faculty who are teaching distance learning courses for the first time. We work with faculty over the course of a semester to prepare their distance learning course, and we help make the course a great experience for both the students and the faculty during its first semester/session. Currently most distance learning courses at Hofstra are in the summer, January session, or in one of our fully-online degree or certificate programs.
Faculty who are interested in teaching a fully online course may wish to review the application form. Please note that resources are assigned at the end of the academic session BEFORE the development session. That is, if you wish to develop a course for Summer 2010, you should be prepared to develop it during Spring 2010, and you'll want to have your application completed and submitted by January 31, 2010. Applications to teach fully online courses in January 2010 should be completed and submitted by August 31, 2009.
Please also note that the development process does require your attendance on campus for development meetings. Some faculty have done this while on sabbatical, many faculty have done it during a regular teaching year; but if you will not be able to physically visit campus during your development semester, we encourage you to consider developing a distance learning course at a later time.
Faculty Computing Services' instructional design staff will be assigned to help you learn about options for connecting with and engaging your students in an online environment. The tools and expert assistance you need are here. Please feel free to meet with us to work on your application to develop a fully online course if you would like to learn more. You can email us at any time at email@example.com or phone us for an appointment at the Faculty Hotline, (516) 463-6894.
If you'd like to learn more about the types of tools we can help you use in your teaching, or the ways your colleagues at Hofstra have enriched their teaching with technology, please visit our self-service support wiki at www.hofstrateach.org and explore.