SHSU Online Professional Learning is proud to announce that SHSU has been named the winner of the 2022 Talent Insights Pioneer in Academia Award from LinkedIn. The award recognizes institutions that utilize LinkedIn Talent Insights to make informed talent decisions with real-time insights.
The Texas State University System (TSUS) has partnered with Grow with Google to provide access to Google’s Career Certificates. Google's career certificate programs offers four-year college students training in data analytics, IT support, project management, and user experience design based on practical experience.
It’s almost here! In support of digital teaching and learning in The Texas State University System, SHSU Online is hosting the annual TSUS Faculty Development Day for Digital Education (#TSUSDEV23). This virtual event is free to instructors in the Texas State University System. Join your colleagues on Friday, July 14, 2023, and learn about best practices and methodologies for teaching web-enhanced, blended, and online courses.
We are excited to announce the upcoming 12th Annual Digital Education Summit, hosted by SHSU Online, on Friday, September 22, 2023. This year's summit promises to be a captivating exploration of the ever-evolving digital educational landscape, with a special focus on integrating artificial intelligence (A.I.) and its impact on student motivation and focus.
Turnitin's AI Writing Detection represents a significant step in addressing the challenges posed by AI in education. By joining the ongoing discussion and exploring the opportunities and limitations of AI writing, educators can better equip themselves to navigate this evolving landscape and ensure academic excellence and integrity.
This piece by doctoral student Jessica Lewis is the next in a series of articles submitted by students following our call for submissions to the SHSU Online Newsletter. We hope that these student voices will help faculty and staff members better understand our students' perspective on their various online learning journeys.
In Spring 2023, Sam Houston State University legislated a new type of online course called “Online Live.” An online live course is like a traditional online course in that it leverages the learning management system to host assignments and centralize instructional content associated with the course, but delivers 100% of instruction and course contact hours synchronously- live and in real time online.
or years SHSU Online Media Innovation has proudly offered a range of recording services for SHSU faculty and staff who reach out and book them. To make these services more transparent and even more accessible to those who use them, the team at media innovation now offers an online self-service scheduling portal.
As we prepare to embark on another exciting Summer, we are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of a valuable resource designed to support our dedicated instructors in matters of academic integrity - the Academic Integrity Instructor Resource Platform. This centralized hub aims to empower faculty members with the necessary tools and guidance to navigate instances of academic dishonesty effectively.
Many instructors have discovered Qwickly Course Tools within Blackboard which helps manage communication and content with students across multiple courses. If you haven’t used Qwickly in a while, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with recent updates and added features that increase accessibility.
After an impressive tenure of nearly eleven years, John Holder, a cherished member of the SHSU Online organization, is gracefully stepping into retirement. We invite you to join us in expressing a heartfelt farewell and delve into a poignant farewell message from our departing editor. SHSU Online bids him a fond adieu and celebrates his remarkable contributions.
The Texas State University System is leading online education into the future. As of Fall 2016, among 37 public four-year institutions of higher education in Texas, TSUS institutions represent 12 percent of semester credit hours attempted online.
As of Fall 2018, among the six public university systems in Texas, TSUS leads the way in the percentage of students pursuing their degrees fully online, with 14%. The Texas State University System is uniquely positioned to move forward as the state’s leader in online education. Courses and degree programs offered online are increasingly important tools within the Texas State University System to address issues of both college access and student success. TSUS institutions plan to increase online education opportunities to support the growing interest among Texas students and families.
While colleges and universities have been facing overall declines in enrollment in recent years, distance (online) education has been the exception. As of Fall 2019, among the six public university systems in Texas, TSUS continues to lead the way in the percentage of students pursuing their degrees fully online, up 1% from last year with 15%. Making online education a priority is an appropriate response to the rapid growth in online programs nationwide.
2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges—for higher education and for virtually every other part of American and global society. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic early in the year, which also brought a powerful economic disruption with it, 2020 is a year we will never forget. The implications for higher education are profound. This report will demonstrate the many ways in which the Texas State University System and its institutions have responded to the unique challenges of 2020 and will provide a glimpse of how we will continue to address those challenges in the years to come.
With the pandemic-driven increase in online education over the past year, a growing focus has developed on the quality of the experience in TSUS institutions. The quest for higher quality has taken several forms, from online departments finding new ways to expand or partner with academic service departments to addressing a growing need for online tutoring to thoughtful redesigns of online courses, which include inclusive content, greater ADA compliance, and recognition of disparate student learning styles.
As of the Fall semester of 2022, approximately one-third of students across TSUS institutions are studying exclusively online. Through the TSUS shared services initiative, our institutions are fostering collaboration to seize the moment. Over the past year, two additional System institutions—Lamar State College Orange and Lamar State College Port Arthur—have been brought into the shared ecosystem already being used by Sam Houston State University, Sul Ross State University, and Lamar Institute of Technology