The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College has announced member enrollment windows for institutions that want to offer online courses supported through the Center during the 2014-2015 academic year. For institutions hoping to offer courses in Fall 2014, the Center is accepting new members through May 16, 2014.

These windows ensure new members have sufficient time for training, OER-based course design and faculty professional development to offer successful distance learning courses during the upcoming academic term. Upcoming member enrollment windows are as follows:

To offer new OER-based online courses in: The CEDL Member Enrollment Window is:
Fall semester 2014 Now through May 16, 2014
Winter semester 2015 August 1 – September 30, 2014
Spring/summer term 2015 December 1, 2014 – January 31, 2015

Outside of these windows, the Center’s focus will shift to supporting members’ success with the 40+ online courses that will be offered each term. During these periods, faculty members collaborate as subject experts to evaluate, curate and adapt pre-built, OER-based courses to fit defined learning objectives and instructional style. Because all course content is openly-licensed, instructors may also tailor the courses to include custom assessments, culturally-relevant examples, and other elements to improve student learning and engagement. Lumen Learning’s team of leading open education experts provides high quality courseware and support services to help each faculty member and institution use OER effectively to achieve their distance learning goals.

You can view the complete announcement at http://cexdl.org/news/.

Please contact Center director Dr. Kim Long (klong@wileyc.edu) with questions about Center membership and the enrollment windows.

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