Penn State eEducation Council

The purpose of the Penn State eEducation Council (PSeEC) is to address emerging issues and to share best practices of pedagogy, scale, and user experiences that Penn State faces in the realm of digital learning as they relate to technology innovation and enhancements, operational policy and practice, and student success. Some of the topics in each area are listed below; however, we recognize that the work of this council will also be shaped by the topics that brought forth by the members of the committee. That said, we expect the following topics to be representative of the work the council pursues this year and in the near future.

  •  Identify partnerships for cross-unit collaboration to support and further inform new digital learning initiatives.
  • Identify and share unit-level challenges affecting growth of digital offerings.  Inform OLCC of current efforts to address challenges and opportunities.
  • Share outcomes of current efforts to assess effectiveness of technology-enhanced programs and promote collaboration in future initiatives.
  • Identify, pilot and assess tools that have common requirements as identified by faculty, learning designers, and students to inform selection of digital learning tools.
  • Identify emerging pedagogies and technologies to support the integration of technology and web-enhanced instruction in on-campus classrooms.
  • Disseminate effective and innovative uses of and availability of production systems and emerging instructional technologies.
  • Identify and create faculty development opportunities to promote sound pedagogical practices.
  • Inform, review, provide feedback on, and build awareness of policy and procedure changes recommended by the DLSC.
  • Assess and report to OLCC on unit-level operational impact of policy and procedure changes related to compliance issues.
  • Assess and report to OLCC any unit-level operational impact of policy and procedure changes related to new pedagogical models.
  • Provide a forum for sharing best practices and challenges created in the implementation of policies and deadlines.
  • Review non-credit programs for current and future opportunities for pedagogical uses of technology and report best practices to OLCC.
  • Champion and implement innovation and best practices for course design, navigation, and user interface.

The council will work closely with groups such as the Consortium for Online Innovation and Learning (COIL), Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Outreach Learning Design, and college and campus learning design shops.

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