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Instructional Resource Development
CSI staff act as liaisons between faculty and internal or external resources to develop innovative instructional objects tailored to the subject matter. CSI staff also use their technical and instructional design proficiency to create some objects in-house, partnering with content experts to develop effective learning tools. Examples of CSI's collaboratively prepared instructional objects are detailed below:
- Accounting and Finance Resource Center
CSI designed and developed the Accounting and Finance Resource Center Web site prototype to assist students in the accounting and finance program with relevant resource links.
- Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model
CSI designed and developed the OSI model learning object for graduate and undergraduate courses in computer science and information system programs at UMUC. The object assists students in understanding difficult-to-convery concepts using text, animations, videos, and multiple-choice and true-false questions for an interactive learning experience.
- Creating the Hybrid - Support the HIST and GVPT Mission
CSI developed a Flash video tutorial for the Undergraduate School' African American Studies, Government, and History�s Faculty 999 WebTycho classroom. The tutorial helps academic directors and faculty craft, initiate, and succeed with their course schedule for the upcoming semesters.
- Departmental Web Sites
Web Site Development: CSI has worked closely with UMUC's Marketing and Communications department to set requirements and design specifications (layout, user interface, and information architecture) to ensure that the UMUC brand is consistent for all departmental Web sites. CSI staff collaborated with academic departments in the Graduate School and the Undergraduate School to develop the following Web sites:
- Accounting and Finance - The Graduate School
- Biotechnology Studies - The Graduate School
- Business and Executive Programs - The Graduate School
- Master of Distance Education - The Graduate School
- Computer Information Systems and Technology Department - The Undergraduate School
- Business and Professional Programs - The Undergraduate School
- The Sciences Programs - The Undergraduate School
- Communication, Arts and Humanities - The Undergraduate School
- AMBA 640 Video Presentations
CSI developed, produced, and integrated video/PowerPoint presentations for UMUC’s Business and Executive Programs that address major course content changes occurring with the transition to 10-week semesters in the AMBA program. Beginning with the Fall 2008 semester, the URLs for the following videos appear in all AMBA 604 course syllabi to ensure that all students have access to them:
- Business and Executive Programs Interviews
CSI produced a series of interviews highlighting the MBA Program and its competency-based approach, and the Executive MBA and Chief Information Officer Certificate for current and prospective students who are interested in learning more about UMUC’s MBA and Executive programs. Listen to what faculty, students, and companies have to say about the program.
- BIOT Symposium Web Page and Symposium Videos
The Biotechnology (BIOT) 2007 Symposium and Job Fair Web site was designed by CSI to provide information to Symposium attendees. CSI updated the site with photos and streaming video of the symposium presenters to enhance UMUC’s BIOT classes.
- BIOT Techniques Videos
CSI and the TV Studio collaborated to develop narrated videos of common biotechnology techniques used in industry lab settings. These videos visually supplement and reinforce classroom theory for courses in UMUC’s Biotechnology program.
- Case Studies on Faculty-Student Interaction
CSI, the Graduate School, and the TV Studio collaborated to create an online faculty development workshop that explores issues related to faculty-student classroom interaction. Each video-based case study provides multiple perspectives on interaction within various classroom situations along with expert advice from seasoned academic faculty and staff.
- Using Simulations to Enhance Online Learning
- CSI staff developed an interactive kiosk to demonstrate three different simulations used in online classes at UMUC. The staff presented this kiosk in a poster session at the NMC 2007 Summer Conference. Read the related article in the DE Oracle.
- English Grammar Exercises
CSI and Course Development collaborated to develop a series of interactive grammar exercises for English writing classes. These exercises provide students with self-assessment opportunities and add interaction to enhance student learning.
- ENVM Learning Objects
CSI and the Center for the Virtual University collaborated to develop a series of animated learning objects that demonstrate various environmental processes.
- TMAN 636 - Knowledge Management Series of Interviews
CSI collaborated with UMUC faculty to produce a series of streaming video interviews that discuss state-of-the-art knowledge management methodologies, techniques, and practices. The videos facilitate online conferences between students and visiting professionals and help students integrate theory and practice.
- UMUC 411
CSI staff developed the UMUC 411 classroom prototype, a self-paced online orientation consisting of modules and interactive components, for potential students who are interested in learning more about UMUC.