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EKU Online e-Casts

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e-Casts is a video-on-demand and podcast series focused on our dynamic and dedicated faculty at Eastern Kentucky University. We deep dive in one on one conversations ranging from discipline and program specific topics to best practices in teaching online. At times we will even delve into current societal issues related to the faculty member’s area of expertise. Check back every Thursday for a new episode that you can listen to at your convenience. For more information, please email us at or visit our website at

Congratulations to Our Latest Online Course Development and Teaching Certificate Graduates!

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More than 300 members of the Eastern Kentucky University community have completed the EKU Online Course Development and Online Teaching Certificate program. The intensive 8-week program is sponsored by the Instructional Design Center in the Office of eCampus Learning.

The course, designed to help professors transition their in-person teaching skills into the online classroom, covers a number of topics, including the Community of Inquiry (COI) model of learning and Quality Matters (QM) assessment, as well as how to use blogs, wikis, and discussion boards more effectively. Participants learn in the same ways their future students will, with online assignments, readings, assessments and discussions. Participants also attend three required face-to-face meetings. Faculty/student engagement is strongly emphasized, along with other teaching best practices for the online modality.

Certificate Program in Online Course Development and Teaching

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Program Video | More Info about the program

The Office of e-Campus Learning offers a Certificate Program in Online Course Development and Teaching. Having studied a number of quality professional development and training programs and researched best practices, the Instructional Design Center (IDC) has developed a professional development certificate program designed to encourage and support best practices in online teaching.

Improvement Plan - Dr. Elizabeth Crane

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Join us today as we take a look at a PowToon video created by Dr. Elizabeth Crane. This video provides instructions and guidance on creating an improvement plan for departments or grade levels.

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Five Tips about Sources and Plagiarism - Dr. Michelle McCrory

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For this week's featured faculty showcase presentation, Dr. Michelle McCrory created a presentation with Powtoon featuring five tips about sources and plagiarism. 

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IDC Faculty Showcase: American Consumer Subcultures

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Join us this week as Dr. Weiling Zhuang explains American Consumer Subcultures through a speed drawing video.

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Dr. Myra Beth Bundy - History of Treating Mental Disorders

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Join us today as we explore the topic of the history of treating mental disorders with Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, who completed her faculty multimedia project using video speed drawing.

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Aileen Jones - Psychiatric Interviews

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Join us today as we explore how to conduct Psychiatric Interviews with Aileen Jones. In this presentation, students can interact with on-screen prompts to help remember content and download handouts.

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Dr. LeAnn Beaty's Evolution of Municipal Public Budgeting in America Timeline

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Join us today as we take a look at an interactive timeline created by Dr. LeAnn Beaty. The timeline, Evolution of Municipal Public Budgeting in America, features interactive dates and interesting facts about different eras.

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David Fifer - Blood Flow Through the Heart

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Join us as we take a look at Mr. David Fifer's Adaptive Reality video about blood flow through the human heart.

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