August | 2019
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world" - Robin Williams
NEW DIRECTOR OF DISTANCE EDUCATION!!!
Lady Moran
Distance Education has identified its new Director! Amor Moran has been with the department for one year as an Instructional Technology Support Manger and Interim Director. She came to APSU after 9 years of service as a weather officer in the United States Air Force and 2 years as a Department of Defense Staff Meteorologist and contractor. Amor holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington, a Master’s in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University, and a Master’s degree in Education Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.
 
A note from Amor:
"I’m both grateful and excited about this opportunity. We have an amazing Distance Education team here at APSU, so standby for great things!"
MEET THE DISTANCE
EDUCATION TEAM
Distance Education Staff

Front row left to right:

Dr. Tim Oneal (Sr. Instructional Designer) - Murfreesboro, TN

Dr. Anna Carrie Flynt (Sr. Instructional Designer) - Pittsburg, KS

Evan Goodwin (Lab Technician/Support Desk Manager) - Long Valley, NJ

Mike Johnson (Distance Education Analyst) - Clarksville, TN

Back row left to right:

Loretia Duncan (TN eCampus Coordinator) - Lexington, KY

Crystal Faulkner (Instructional Technology Support Manager) - Clarksville, TN

Shannon Massey-Rives (Administrative Assistant 2) - Clarksville, TN

Amor Moran (Interim Director of Distance Education) - Vancouver, WA
STUDENT TECHNICIANS (left to right):

Brittany Lindsay (Support Desk Technician) - Detroit, MI

Josie Foote (Support Desk Technician) - Murfreesboro, TN

Sara Grey (Support Desk Student Manager) - Sheboygan, WI

Robert Mason (Support Desk Technician) (not pictured) - TBA
DIGITAL LEARNING CIRCLE
What is that we do here in Distance Education? Our department specializes in digital learning needs of faculty and students. We are a team of professionals focused on customer service and quality output. The DE Circle showcases the key focus areas in our department. We provide Instructional Design services that lead to quality courses, Instructional Technology acquisition, implementation, and support, LMS support, and Special Projects such as TN eCampus, Winter Term, and NC-SARA compliance. We’re happy to collaborate with faculty and staff on ways we can contribute to your student success goals and initiatives.
DIGITAL LEARNING TOOLKIT
D2L BRIGHTSPACE COMMUNITY
ONLINE TRAINING RESOURCES
APSU is in partnership with D2L until contract expiration in December 2021.

During the Fall 2019 semester, APSU faculty will have access to on-demand and live D2L training through the Brightspace Community. You can choose from tiered training content (beginner, intermediate and advanced), get started quickly with recommended content playlists, keep up to date with What's New Sessions, and more.

Please see the instruction sheet for information on how to register for the Brightspace Community with your APSU email address.

Questions? Contact the Distance Education Support Desk at 931-221-6625 or online@apsu.edu.
DISTANCE EDUCATION
COURSE REVIEW PROCESS
The Department of Distance Education (DE) is committed to the quality of online and hybrid courses offered at Austin Peay State University (APSU) and aims to achieve the following targets:

  • Identify and fund training for online/hybrid Instructors to become certified Quality Matters (QM) peer reviewers.

  • Facilitate reviews and continuous improvement of high impact courses* to ensure alignment with QM standards.

To work towards these targets, DE is seeking faculty to participate in our course review process. Faculty who complete the course review process will receive compensation and professional development. DE will also select courses to submit to QM for external reviews. These courses will obtain an official QM seal of quality.
Course Review applications are now open! Click "APPLY HERE" to get your application in today. 
FACULTY TRAVEL STIPEND
Travel stipends up to $1,000 can be requested by full-time or adjunct faculty who present or apply to present at regional, national, or international conferences related to digital teaching practices, instructional technology, or online/distance/hybrid teaching and learning. Applications will be considered regardless of acceptance to present; however, you will be asked to verify attempting to present at the conference.
Faculty travel stipend applications are now open! Click "APPLY HERE" to get your application in today. 
QUALITY MATTERS CHAMPIONS
Distance Education would like to congratulate the following instructors on their achievement this summer! Pamela Morrison (ENGL 2330 - Topics In World Literature), Dr. Catherine Gatewood-Keim (EDUC 4270 - Classroom Assessment), and Dr. Tara Alvey (RDG 5820 - Foundations of Reading and Literacy Development).
QM certifications
TECH TOOLS
Need a refresher on Distance Education’s tech tool offering? Here are the instructional technologies currently offered and supported by the department. To learn more about them or schedule department/group/individual training sessions, please contact the Distance Education Support Desk
WIN AN OLC WORKSHOP!
Have you heard about our GETTING STARTED module? Our team of instructional designers have revamped the Getting Started module in D2L and made it better than ever. This module is filled with resources and materials to get you and your students off on the right foot with your D2L course. Contact the Distance Education Support Desk to have this module copied into your live course and be entered into a drawing for an OLC Workshop. Contact the Distance Education Support Desk for more information. 
NEW WCET- STATE AUTHORIZATION
NETWORK BENEFITS!
New Membership Benefits for You!

Austin Peay State University (APSU) is now a member of the WCET-State Authorization Network (SAN). SAN membership provides access to a resources page that designated administrators, faculty, and staff may use to increase the effectiveness of managing state authorization compliance processes. If you would like access to the SAN resources page, please email your request online@apsu.edu ATTN: SAN Resources.
DEPARTMENT WIDE TRAINING
As a reminder, Distance Education offers department-wide training sessions! We can come to you, or you can come to us. We offer training in many different subjects including accessible documents, D2L, course design, and more. Request department-wide training by emailing online@apsu.edu .