Instructional Services

EdTech offers various services to our on-campus and distance instructors


elearning Glossary of Terms

Instruction / Learning that is completely done by utilizing technology.

National Science Foundation, Task Force on Cyberlearning. (2008). Fostering Learning in the Networked World: The Cyberlearning Opportunity and Challenge, A 21st Century Agenda for the National Science Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2008/nsf08204/nsf08204.pdf

Blended learning is learning that is facilitated by the effective combination of different modes of delivery, models of teaching and styles of learning, and is based on transparent communication amongst all parties involved with a course.

Heinze, A.; C. Procter (2004). "Reflections on the Use of Blended Learning" in Education in a Changing Environment.

A field of education that focuses on teaching methods and technology with the aim of delivering teaching, often on an individual basis, to students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. It has been described as "a process to create and provide access to learning when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance, or both."

At Missouri S&T this includes all video courses provided by the Video Communications Center (VCC).

Distance education. (2011, May 3). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15:48, May 13, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Distance_education&oldid=427160362

Occurs when 80% or more of the course material is delivered by some remote electronically assisted means and typically there are no face-to-face meetings.

Sloan-C Foundation Definitions - Allen, I. E. & Seaman, J.  (2008). Staying the Course, Online Education in the United States, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf

Occurs when 30% to 79% of the course is online.

Sloan-C Foundation Definitions - Allen, I. E. & Seaman, J.  (2008). Staying the Course, Online Education in the United States, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf

Occurs when 1% to 29% of the course uses web-based technology.

Sloan-C Foundation Definitions - Allen, I. E. & Seaman, J.  (2008). Staying the Course, Online Education in the United States, 2008. Retrieved from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf

Video of an instructor that is broadcast to students outside of the classroom.

Simultaneous or "real-time" computer-based instruction.

"Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-07," National Center for Education Statistics, 2008, http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009044 (retrieved May 14, 2009).

Not based on simultaneous computer-based instruction.

"Distance Education at Degree-Granting Postsecondary Institutions: 2006-07," National Center for Education Statistics, 2008, http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2009044 (retrieved May 14, 2009).

Pedagogy empowered by digital technology.

Nichols, M. (2008). E-Learning in context. http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/sites/default/files/ng/group-661/n877-1---e-learning-in-context.pdf