One of the responsibilities of the ITDE department is to help faculty in creating and developing learning activities that will enhance the face-to-face and online classrooms at HCC. The Center for Instructional Technology & Distance Education, located in 106 Lockman Hall, is a facility where faculty can come for training, course development, and problem-solving.
Hutchinson Community College is looking for qualified individuals who would like to teach part-time in distance education. Teaching online or video-based Telecourses can give you the flexibility to fit your schedule and the reward of shaping the education of young minds.
And important issue facing faculty is the Fair Use of copyrighted material. Holding students to a high standard of academic propriety and honesty dictates the same level for faculty. Even though this is a difficult area to evaluate, faculty are encouraged to visit the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia (from the University of Texas) and Fair-Use: Overview and Meaning for Higher Education (from IUPUI).
Instructional Design of a course is an important consideration in course development. ITDE has three staff members with degrees in Instructional Design who are willing to assist as needed. We can give you the support you may need for the classroom, instruction, and technology. ITDE has instructional technologists who are willing to assist.
Students are becoming more interested in classes that utilize new technologies. HCC is moving toward every class becoming a web-supported class. These classes give students the opportunity to download course materials as needed and upload assignments as completed. Grades can easily be made available so students can track their progress throughout the semester. ITDE encourages faculty to support all of their classes with a web site in our Learning Management System (LMS).