A book telling the compelling story of the challenges and opportunities of teaching science to English learners is scheduled for release in fall of 2016. Currently in the process of being published, the book is titled “Supporting K–12 English Language Learners in Science: Putting Research into Teaching Practice.” One of the book’s authors is Cory Buxton, a faculty member in the online M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education.
Since Demetrice Bryant completed her online Master of Adult Education in 2014, she has used it to further her career within the Office of Research Administration at Emory University, which involves providing training and communication services for the office. In addition to the career boosts the degree has provided her, Bryant enjoyed the training she received in specific courses within the degree, and benefited from getting to know her professors very well.
Once Lorretta Arrington was discharged from the military, it was easy for her to secure a job. However, during the recession she realized additional education was imperative for her career to grow and thrive. Lorretta was working full-time and finishing her associate’s degree when she heard about UGA’s Online BBA degree completion program. UGA and Online? For Lorretta, nothing else needed to be said.
In January 2016, the Office of Online Learning launched its latest round of the Online Learning Fellows (OLF) program. This program, targeted primarily at UGA faculty teaching online for the first time, sought to guide these faculty members through the planning and creation of online courses. The program consisted of an online course blended with face-to-face instruction, which highlighted the importance of thoughtful course design that informs instructors on how to use specific tools within eLC. The instructional designers at the Office of Online Learning worked closely with over 50 faculty members from nine different colleges to design and develop undergraduate-level courses to be delivered during the Summer 2016 semester.
Donna Alvermann, professor in the online Master of Education in Reading Education program, has been appointed to the International Literacy Association's (ILA) Literacy Research Panel (LRP) for a three-year term. She will also start her two-year appointment as the "Policy and Practice: Remix" columnist for the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.