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.
Principles of Information Security
Systems Analysis and Design
Social Implications of Computer Technology
Delivery Method: GERTA approved course currently taught online. Proposal is to teach the course in a combination synchronous/asynchronous approach, with students meeting one day per week synchronously. Blackboard Collaborate would be used. The intent is to promote the course for dual credit. DCB already works with 40+ high schools in ND.
Enhancement of Security+ and Ethical Hacking
Ethics of Cyber Sciences
Delivery Method: Fully asynchronous course developed from scratch. Concerns ethics specific to artificial intelligence related topics areas, including automation, robotics, and augmentation. Explores the balance between innovation and regulation. Modular approach that can be adapted to other delivery methods.