Dr. Dana Lindon-Burgett, Rose State College Coordinator for the Learning Resources Center, has won the 2011 award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning from ODLA (Oklahoma Distance Learning Association) at the annual fall conference, Wednesday, November 9th.
Rose State College currently has six programs that may be entirely completed online. The courses are also fully accredited by the North Central Association for colleges and schools. They are the following:
· AS in Business
· AA in English
· AA in History
· AA in Liberal Arts
· AA in Social Sciences
· AAS in Library Technical Assistant
In September of 2010, Dr. Burgett began coordinating curriculum with three other institutions (Tulsa Community College, Tulsa Technology Center, and Oklahoma State University). This allows schools to share training resources, as well as other ideas for improving the quality in online courses.
“At Rose State College, we have spent the last two years focused on offering educational opportunities for our full-time and adjunct faculty. Many members of our faculty have a passion for continuously improving their courses in order to provide the best possible educational experience for our students,” Lindon-Burgett said.“Our faculty is stepping up to the plate in order to meet these challenges.”
Lindon-Burgett works through Quality Matters, a nationally recognized, non-profit organization whose mission is to continuously research and identify the best practices in online education. Every two years Quality Matters publishes for its members a guide for designing online courses. In addition, Quality Matters provides a course review process so faculty may have their courses reviewed to ensure that the recent best practices are reflected in their course design. The courses are reviewed by a team of 3 faculty peers which may come from any Quality Matters institution throughout the country. The goal of a review is not only to ensure course design is high quality, but also to provide valuable feedback for course improvement. Right now, Rose State College has 11 active QM Certified Peer Reviewers.
“Today we have eleven institutions across our state participating.Rose State College is the lead institution for this group, and in my role as a Lead Institutional Representative I often serve as the liaison between our state members and the Quality Matters group,” said Lindon-Burgett.
For more information about online classes please go to www.rose.edu/online-programs or call 405-733-ROSE.
Mon, December 5, 2011
by Ben Fenwick