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Office of Educational Technology

Shaw University exists to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.

We are committed to enhancing and improving distance education at Shaw University by providing quality training and support to faculty and students. Shaw University is proactive and committed to ensuring online course integrity.


Mission

The mission of Shaw University’s Office of Educational Technology is to advance knowledge and skills through the employment of digital teaching and learning, to facilitate future-ready student learning and achievement, and to leverage digital resources in order to transform a diverse community of learners into Global leaders.


Objectives

In order to meet the increasing demand for online and distance education courses, it is critical that Shaw University educate and support faculty and students in developing, teaching, and taking courses via one of the distance education formats. This training and support will enable faculty members to effectively integrate and implement new technologies into their courses to enhance their technological and pedagogical skills. Students will develop skills in order to be effective learners in distance education formats and to achieve learning outcomes. The OET supports Shaw University’s goal to increase student enrollment, retention, and satisfaction in distance education courses, ensure distance education integrity, as well as provide education access.


Services

The Office of Educational Technology provides services to both faculty and students. Faculty services include training in new and innovative technology, course management system training, and training on effective online teaching.

Student services include online training/resources on Moodle and best practices of distance education learners.