Registration for the fifth annual Axio Learning/K-State Online Conference is now open. Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan, Kan. The conference will focus on:
The future of online education
Innovative distance learning methods
K-State Online/Axio Learning
The conference is free to attend, but pre-registration is encouraged. Register and view the full conference schedule at axioconference.org.
K-State Online was successfully upgraded to version 9.0 Saturday, July 18. Course owners and instructors will not need to complete any additional steps to begin using K-State Online 9.0. Courses will appear as before, but will include the version 9.0 improvements. This release includes many features requested by faculty, staff, and students, such as:
Improved efficiency and load time of Course Content and Message Board
A complete redesign of Course Content
A simplified method for granting assignment extensions
For any number of reasons, faculty may find they have to transfer digital learning objects or modules or whole courses from one learning/course management system (L/CMS) to another. Sometimes this is due to the closing out of a contract for a particular L/CMS. Sometimes it’s a matter of changing workplaces and moving contents (for which faculty own all or partial copyright). Sometimes faculty members need to deploy a course on a different system in order to reach a wider audience.
Assuming that the digital learning objects have been built correctly (with the proper technologies and in an accessible way), various types of learning may be quite “portable.” These text files, digital imagery, diagrams, slideshows (still and animated), audio files, video files, games, tutorials, and other objects may be moved without affecting their quality.