Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year!

Anyone who works in a university setting knows that the months of December/January are both the quietest and most frenetic of the year. After final exams are done and the semester wrapped, everyone retreats from campus for a virtually universal holiday of a couple of weeks, only to return to the chaos and high energy of getting a new semester and calendar year up and running.

Here we are also celebrating the launch of Alabama A&M University's first ever entirely online degree program. The undergraduate degree in management is now fully available online, including general education requirements and electives. This was no small feat! I have to hand it to the incredibly dedicated faculty and staff of the University for the monumental effort and passion that went into preparing fifty-four (yes, that's 54!) courses for online certification and delivery. It was a massive group effort and this team of professionals stepped up to the plate with admirable enthusiasm!

Now that we've passed that milestone, we are developing new training/educational workshops and looking for ways that we can enhance the course certification process. I've been spending a LOT of time in Google+ as I'd like to adopt it as a Web conferencing tool for the delivery of online workshops for faculty and staff. If you don't already have a webcam and headset, you should be getting them ready! For 2013 is going to be the "Year of Multimedia" at AAMU!

More soon!

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