Online by Design Podcast
It seems like online learning is everywhere these days. So how do you tell if a program will develop the skills you need and offer real support and resources to online students? Join UNC Greensboro’s Susie Boles and Sid Fletcher each Tuesday as they talk with experts about developing high-quality online courses and supporting the students who take them. If you’re interested in earning an online degree or certificate but aren’t sure how to evaluate program quality and resources, our new Online by Design podcast is for you.
Dr. Susie Boles
As Assistant Director of Instructional Design at UNCG Online, Susie Boles collaborates with instructors and course design and multimedia specialists to develop effective, engaging online courses. From Chapin, SC, Susie earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from NC State University, master's in Marketing and Management from the University of Virginia, and bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Sid Fletcher provides Adaptive Technology for students with disabilities and guidance for instructors on accessibility and universal design. From Forest City, NC, Sid earned his bachelor's in International and Global Studies from UNC Greensboro and is pursuing his M.Ed. in Higher Education, with a concentration in Student Affairs Administration.
8. Library Services for Online StudentsAs UNCG’s online learning librarian, Sam Harlow shares details on the wide array of resources and services available through University Libraries — and how online students can access them.
9. Alumni Chats: GerontologyMelissa and Olivia Cornett, a mother-daughter duo, explain why they chose UNCG for graduate school and how they felt supported as online students in the MS in Gerontology program.
10. Online Writing CenterJennifer Whitaker discusses the services available through UNCG’s Online Writing Center, where students can get feedback from consultants on their work at any point in the writing process.
11. Quality MattersHow does UNCG ensure that online courses include what students need to be successful? Dr. Racheal Brooks, a Quality Matters expert, explains the rigorous standards UNCG uses to develop online courses.
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