Future Course Development

The Dakota Digital Academy recently funded course development in computing and cyber sciences for remote delivery.

Faculty from all of the eleven institutions of the NDUS were invited to apply for funding to design, develop, or adapt courses for remote delivery. All ranks (instructor, lecturer, assistant, associate, full professor, and professors of practice) were eligible. Given the realities and unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, the goal is to develop high quality courses that can be taken from anywhere through the use of technology.

Instructor autonomy is respected for the design and delivery of the courses and can follow various asynchronous and synchronous models, including fully online, blended, Hybrid or HyFlex. Stipends were provided to compensate for time and effort spent in the many activities involved in the design, development and delivery of remote courses, such as the mastering of chosen technologies; revising or the establishing of course content, syllabi and instructional materials; recording lectures; and the management of assignments and examinations.