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New Mexico State University
Graduate Catalog
2012-2013

COLLEGE of EXTENDED LEARNING

Interim Dean and Associate Provost • Roberta Derlin

Academic Program Coordinator • Kelley S. Hestir

The College of Extended Learning extends New Mexico State University's reach beyond traditional academic programs to provide educational opportunities for students to meet their academic, professional, and personal learning goals. The college also provides educational and partnership opportunities for faculty and staff in the University community through professional development, networking and mentoring.

The College of Extended Learning is located in Milton Hall, room 185. Contact by calling (575) 646-8231 or (800) 821-1574, or http://extended.nmsu.edu/contact. For current information visit http://extended.nmsu.edu/

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The College of Extended Learning offers:

  • A Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning
  • Technology Assisted and Off-Site (TAOS) education, designed to serve students who live a significant distance away from the main campus or have scheduling conflicts due to family or work obligations, and find technology-assisted learning the best solution to educational advancement.
  • Instructional Media Services provides course delivery through a variety of synchronous and asynchronous technologies
  • Professional development through the Teaching Academy, the Online Course Improvement Program and the Instructional Innovation and Quality Unit
  • Weekend courses, for those who find it difficult or impossible to take classes during the week because of work or family responsibilities. Regular, full-credit courses are taught weekly on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday at the Las Cruces campus.

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING (OTL)

The College of Extended Learning offers the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning as a one or two-year program consisting of five 3-credit courses that culminates in an online teaching practicum. The certificate program is designed for higher education or K-12 educators, corporate or military trainers, education and training consultants, or professional development service providers interested in developing formal online teaching environments. Students will design and develop an online course in the subject area of their choice, providing them with the opportunity to learn general and subject-specific online teaching and learning principles and strategies. Courses are delivered via Instructure Canvas with several synchronous meetings provided face-to-face and online throughout the year. The certificate program courses also apply towards the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) offered by the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction in collaboration with the College of Extended Learning. Detailed information is available at extended.nmsu.edu/academics/otl/index.html

TECHNOLOGY-ASSISTED AND OFF-SITE EDUCATION (TAOS)

The College of Extended Learning provides comprehensive distance learning opportunities to meet diverse educational and professional needs anytime, anywhere. Technology-Assisted and Off-Site (TAOS) courses form NMSU are delivered using the most innovative technology and methods available, including web-based technologies, ITV (Interactive Television), faculty exchanges, and off-site classes.

TECHNOLOGY-BASED PROGRAMS

Distance Education TAOS programs listed under this category are delivered primarily using distance learning technologies. In some cases, programs may require brief residencies on the main campus for orientation, assessment, or other activities. Technologies used to deliver distance education at NMSU include:

  • Instructure Canvas- enables instructors to utilize the Internet in the delivery of a course
  • Adobe Connect- a synchronous Web delivery solution for conducting virtual or 'live' classroom events through the Web
  • Instructional Media Services- provides course delivery through a variety of synchronous and asynchronous technologies. Courses may use a 'blended approach' to instruction by integrating two or more types of technologies shown above to promote engaging and effective learning.

INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SERVICES

Instructional Media Services (IMS) coordinates and facilitates live, interactive, and two-way video conferencing; Media Site video streaming and voiceover IP (Adobe Connect) for distance education course delivery/reception; dissertation defenses; meetings; conferences and job interviews worldwide. Three classrooms, one conference room and a portable desktop video conference unit are available. IMS also provides video duplication, format and standards conversions, and VHS, DVD, CD, and game disk refurbishing. Courses at NMSU may use a 'blended' approach to instruction that integrates two or more types of these technologies including face-to-face teaching to promote engaging and effective learning.

TEACHING ACADEMY

The Teaching Academy supports teachers, enhances learning, and builds community by providing training, networking, and mentoring to all NMSU educators. The Academy provides workshops and short courses on teaching, time management, mentoring, scholarly writing, and other topics, as well as trips to teaching conferences. The Teaching Academy is located in room 50, Milton Hall. Detailed information is available at http://www.teaching.nmsu.edu, by telephone at (575) 646-2204, or through email at teaching@nmsu.edu.

ONLINE COURSE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

The Online Course Improvement Program provides main campus faculty with a variety of free faculty services and options for discounted external services that focus on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. This program compliments services currently available through The Teaching Academy and Instructional Innovation and Quality. Services include online course consultations and reviews, workshops and webinars, a resource center for online teaching and learning, and a professional development program for faculty who want to commit to a one-year facilitated program.

INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION AND QUATLITY

The Instructional Innovation and Quality (IIQ) unit provides support for learning technologies to the NMSU community. Services include professional development for the learning management system, technology integration tools and strategies and consistency in high quality course design and delivery on the NMSU campuses and at a distance.

WEEKEND COURSES

For students who find it difficult or impossible to take classes during the week because of work or family responsibilities, the College of Extended Learning offers regular, full-credit courses taught weekly on Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday at the Las Cruces campus.

Courses are available for anyone wanting to start or return to college and for those wishing to take courses for personal enrichment. Detailed information is available at http://www.nmsu.edu/weekend or by telephone at (575) 646-5837 or (800) 821-1574.

OFF–SITE/EXTENSION PROGRAMS

Distance education programs listed under this category are delivered primarily face-to-face at off-site/extension locations. Often, these courses use technology to enhance instruction and learning. Programs are located at NMSU branch campuses and other locations throughout the state. The degree programs below are organized according to location of delivery. For more information visit http://extended.nmsu.edu and http://distance.nmsu.edu.

  • NMSU-Alamogordo

    • Graduate Licenses

    • — College of Education
      • Post-B.A. Elementary Licensure
  • NMSU-Carlsbad

    • Graduate Licenses

    • — College of Education
      • Post-B.A. Elementary Licensure
  • NMSU-Grants

    • Graduate Certificates and Licenses

    • — College of Education
      • Post-B.A. Elementary Licensure
  • Albuquerque

    • Master's Degrees

    • — College of Education
      • Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
    • — College of Engineering
      • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
    • — College of Health and Social Services
      • Master of Social Work (MSW)
      • Master of Public Heath (MPH)
  • Los Alamos National Lab

    • Master's Degrees

    • — College of Business
      • Master of Business Administration
  • Sandia National Lab

    • Master's Degrees

    • — College of Business
      • Master of Business Administration
  • White Sands Missile Range

    • Master's Degrees

    • — College of Business
      • Master of Business Administration

CEL – Online teaching/learning

CEL 495. Directed Studies 1-6 cr.
Individual study directed by consenting faculty. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to BAS and BIS majors.
CEL 498. Degree Capstone 3 cr.
A final academic project reflecting BAS and BIS career, study plans and reflections on degree completion experience. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to BAS and BIS majors.
CEL 499. Internship 1-6 cr.
Placement experience for BAS and BIS majors to participate in career oriented academic and professional level opportunities. Consent of instructor required. Restricted to BAS and BIS majors.
CEL 560. Fostering Online Learning Communities 3 cr.
Examines theoretical and practical aspects of communication and collaboration and their impact on the formation of online learning communities for those teaching adults in higher education, business, or government settings.
CEL 570. Designing and Organizing Online Learning Environments 3 cr.
Explores the theories, models, approaches, technologies, and methods of online teaching and adult learning. Provides a foundation for examining the roles and characteristics of the online teacher and learner for those teaching adults in higher education, business, or government settings. Prerequisites: CEL 560
CEL 571. Design and Delivery of Webconferences and Webinars 3 cr.
This course provides hands-on experiences with web conferencing and examines the theory and research of webconferencing's impact on teaching and learning. Consent of instructor required.
CEL 580. Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching 3 cr.
Examines the theoretical and practical implications of various asynchronous and synchronous tools and their impact on teaching and learning through research and hands-on experience. Prerequisites: CEL 570
CEL 581. Emerging Technology Tools and Techniques 3 cr.
This course examines the theory, research, and practice of emerging technologies for educational practice and their impact on online teaching and learning. Prerequisite(s): CEL 580 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching, or equivalent course.
CEL 590. Assessing and Evaluating Online Learning 3 cr.
Explores a variety of online assessment and evaluation options with an emphasis on continual assessment and evaluation to improve teaching and learning. Prerequisites: CEL 580
CEL 595. Directed Studies 3 cr.
Supervised academic work. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor