We hear a lot about “Regular Effective Contact” in online courses – but what does it mean? Why do we need it, and how can we make sure we have it? In-person and online training options have been scheduled to will help you understand the laws governing this hot topic in Distance Education, as well as how the OEI Course Design Rubric defines both Instructor-to-Student and Student-to-Student contact. Participants of REC training will be provided with a detailed rubric that builds on the OEI’s Course Interaction guidelines and offers 25 tips to create connections and boost your class from effective to exemplary!

Pre Requisite: You must be Canvas-certified before registering for this REC training.

In-Person REC Training Options

This training is eligible for a $100 stipend.  Participants must attend a full 90-minute session from beginning to end.  Stipend request forms will be emailed after the training is completed.  Limited to 15 students per session. Location: Holt 121 (PDC)

  1. Session #1: Thursday, October 10, 3:00-4:30pm
  2. Session #2: Monday, October 21, 3:00-4:30pm
  3. Session #3: Thursday, November 14, 2:30-4:00pm

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Online REC Training Class Options

The online REC training is eligible for a $250 stipend.  Weekly assignments are given. Participants must pass with at least 80% on all work submitted.  Stipend request forms will be emailed after the 3-week training class is completed. Limited to 15 students per online session.

  1. Class #1: Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 15 (CLOSED)
  2. Class #2: Monday, November 18 – Friday, December 13 (Extra week allotted due to Thanksgiving break) (CLOSED)

Please check back later for spring offerings. 

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