Director, eLearning

first_imgThe Director of eLearning is responsible for providingoverarching leadership to the design, quality development,delivery, and assessment of courses offered in all distancedelivery formats including fully online, hybrid (50% or moreonline), and blended (less than 50% online). The Director willevaluate, assess, and implement technology solutions to supportinstructional and support services for existing and emerginglearning environments including developing metrics and tools totrack student success and retention in online, hybrid, and blendedcourses. In addition, the Director will collaborate with facultyand support staff to ensure best practices in the delivery ofeLearning courses and programs. This position has some teachingrequirements.Education Required: – Masters degree in educationaltechnology and/or instructional design or related area from anaccredited college or university.Education Preferred: – Doctoral degree in educationaltechnology and/or instructional design or related area from anaccredited college or university.Experience Required: – Two (2) years post-secondary teachingexperience in an online environment. – Three (3) yearspost-secondary administrative experience overseeing distancelearning programs/services. – Experience using a wide range ofeLearning technologies including a comprehensive learningmanagement system. – Experience managing large projects and teamsin a complex environment. – Experience developing and managingbudgets. – Experience with employee supervision. – Experience withstate authorization regulations and compliance. – Experience withquality standards/rubrics of distance education (e.g., QualityMatters) and assessment of online courses.Experience Preferred: – Greater than two (2) yearspost-secondary teaching experience in an online environment. -Greater than three (3) years post-secondary administrativeexperience overseeing distance learning programs/services. -Experience with regional accreditation standards and processesrelated to distance learning. – Experience developing effectivefaculty and staff training. – Expertise in curriculum development,instructional design, and online pedagogies. – Experience instudent recruitment for online programs. – Experience in managingmultiple projects simultaneously. – Experience with LMS platformmigration read more

St John’s ban mobile phones in hall

first_imgSiding with the senior fellows, however, Ruth Maclean commented on the Facebook page, “The senior fellows can lay down whatever code of conduct they see fit I guess […] I don’t actually think it’s that unreasonable — it is actually really annoying the amount people use their phones in hall when it’s meant to be a social occasion — it’s just quite rude at the dinner table sometimes.” Danny Waldman, one of three candidates for the College’s JCR president position, was also sympathetic with the Senior Dean, explaining, “people go to formal for the Oxford experience so it is fair enough, but it wouldn’t be reasonable if they introduced it for informal hall.” Dominik Peters commented, “I don’t like how they haven’t given a reason for this policy — but as I know our buttery staff, this rule will never be enforced, so I wouldn’t worry about it.” The College did not reply to our request for comment, while the St John’s JCR President could not be reached. St John’s students will be “removed” by staff if they use their mobile phones during formal dinner, the College’s Senior Dean has declared. An email sent on Monday morning followed complaints from “senior members and their guests” about junior members using their phones during dinner, and has prompted mixed reactions from students, with one complaining that the “tone” of the email “ties in with a lot of other issues about the general attitude towards undergraduates”. Senior Dean William Whyte told students, “Following a number of complaints from senior members and their guests, the Senior dean has been asked to remind junior members that mobile telephones may not be used in hall during dinner for anything but calls of the utmost urgency. They must also be switched to silent mode. “Telephones and other hand-held devices should likewise never be used for texting or playing games in hall. Staff have been instructed to remove anyone from dinner found to be repeatedly transgressing these rules.” Responding to the email, St John’s student Ella Gough told Cherwell, “While I understand that it can be annoying or antisocial to have the person next to you texting at the table, as far as I know there is no specific college policy against it, and I think the tone of the email was heavy-handed. I also wonder why guests of senior staff have any say whatsoever in what members of the JCR and MCR of this college choose to do. They don’t even go here.” St John’s students have also heavily debated the issue on their JCR Facebook page. Maham Faisal Khan explained that one of the main problems he had with the email was “the tone with which junior members are addressed”. He went on to say, “I think that it ties in with a lot of other issues about the general attitude towards undergraduates.”A first year lawyer also told Cherwell, “If the College is going to try and makes us live in the 18th century with gowns I guess it might as well go the whole way!”last_img read more

Interhall athletes reflect on football culture, dorm sports

first_imgWith the Notre Dame’s football season well under way, the campus’ 30 dorms are preparing for seasons of their own as the first of intramural games took place this past Sunday.Junior S.J. Arnone played football in high school and has played on Dillon’s interhall team for the past two years, now serving as the team’s captain. He said the sport is an important way for him to show not only his love for Notre Dame, but also for his hall.“Football is unique in the sense that it’s a sport you have to play with pride and with passion. You need something to be passionate about, to juice you up for the game,” Arnone said. “I think Notre Dame is a school that has not only school pride — we’re very passionate about Notre Dame and that’s why we love the football team so much — but we also have a lot of dorm pride. I think that’s what makes interhall football so great, that dorm pride.”In addition to creating a sense of dorm pride, interhall football has strengthened his feeling of community within the dorm, Arnone said.“It’s been pretty influential in making friends,” he said. “It’s allowed me to connect with some older guys. When I was a freshman, it was kind of hard for me to get to know seniors because they were all off campus, but through interhall, I’d be seeing those guys two to three times a week. And even now that I’m older, I get to connect with the younger guys more. It definitely shaped the friends that I made in the grades above and below me.”Building friendships aside, one of Arnone’s main goals as captain is retaining last year’s championship title.“We’re looking to repeat, for sure,” he said. “We won the championship last year, so obviously our minds are thinking about getting back there, but I think we’ve just got to take it game by game.”To keep their title, they’ll have to beat Duncan, whose team has been runner up for the past two years. Duncan’s captain, junior Kyle Tomshack, is hopeful about his team this year.“We’ve had pretty good experiences so far,” he said. “The past two years we’ve lost by a combined three points, so maybe this year will be the year.”Tomshack said he thinks the sport is a great way to not only build community within the dorm, but with other dorms as well.“It’s such a cool thing that Notre Dame does, being, I think, the only college now that has tackle football for intramurals. It’s a really big deal that Notre Dame still allows us to do this. For a lot of guys who grew up playing football, it’s a way to keep on playing the game they love,” he said. “It’s also a really cool way for the dorms to be competitive with each other. There are guys in other dorms that I would not know because we play against them every single week.”Sophomore Maria Ritten, captain of Pasquerilla West’s interhall B-team, said she thinks the interhall teams are a great combination of the student body’s love of school and love of dorm.“I think it says something about the people here,” she said. “Everyone’s super competitive, but everyone also loves the football culture and loves their dorms, and I really think interhall football fosters that dorm community. Some of my closest friends I became friends with through flag football.”Playing interhall has given Ritten a deeper appreciation for the sport that is so important at Notre Dame, she said.“I think because Notre Dame is such a football school, a lot of us go in having these preconceptions about what football is. To all of us, we love going to games on Saturday, obviously, but I had never really played prior to playing interhall. Now that I play, I kind of get it,” she said. “I can’t even imagine playing actual football. I have a newfound respect for every football player.”Senior Belin Mirabile said playing football has also helped her relate to the sport in a deeper way. She is captain of last year’s champion McGlinn Hall, and is hoping to bring home another championship for her fourth and final year of interhall.“I actually think it kind of like humanizes the football players,” she said. “A lot of them are coaches for the interhall teams. We have three varsity football players who help coach our team, Chris Schilling, Arion Shinaver and Chase Claypool. It’s really cool — them coming to practice and trying to help teach fundamentals. I think getting a chance to play that sport that everyone loves so much on this campus is a cool opportunity, especially last year when we got to be in the stadium, that’s an awesome [opportunity], and just knowing what that’s like definitely added to my Notre Dame experience.”Tags: Dillon Hall, Duncan Hall, flag football, Interhall Football, McGlinn Hall, Pasquerilla Westlast_img read more

Sheryl Crow’s Diner Will Bow in Delaware; Is B’way Next?

first_img View Comments The Sheryl Crow-Barry Levinson musical Diner is heading to Delaware! After making its world premiere at Virginia’s Signature Theatre over the 2014-15 holiday season, the production will play December 2 through December 27 at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, Delaware. The tuner was initially Broadway-bound; this second engagement suggests Diner is once again aimed at the Great White Way.Based on Levinson’s 1982 film, with direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall, a book by Levinson and music and lyrics by Crow, Diner tells the story of burgeoning adulthood and friendship. Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they’re welcome back at the diner, the one place they’ll always belong.No word yet on casting, but the Signature incarnation starred Matthew James Thomas as Fenwick, Derek Klena as Boogie, Whitney Bashor as Barbara, Bryan Fenkart as Modell, Aaron Finley as Billy, Adam Kantor as Eddie, Tess Soltau as Elyse, John Schiappa as Older Boogie, Josh Grisetti as Shrevie and Erika Henningsen as Beth. The production featured set design by Derek McLane with scenery adapted by James Kronzer, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Lane Elms and music direction by Lon Hoyt.Other productions in Delaware Theatre Company’s 2015-16 season include Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, David Robson’s Playing the Assassin, David Rush’s Nureyev’s Eyes and Nell Benjamin’s The Explorers Club.last_img read more

‘Gardening’ time

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaHost Walter Reeves offers advice on summer vegetables, melons,peaches and azaleas on “Gardening in Georgia” June 25 on GeorgiaPublic Broadcasting.”Gardening in Georgia” is produced by GPB and the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Itairs each Saturday at 12:30 and 7 p.m.On this week’s show, Reeves revisits some vegetables he plantedin an earlier show at the UGA Research and Education Garden inGriffin, Ga.UGA entomologist Dan Horton then shows how tough it is to controlinsects on peaches. He describes some integrated pest managementtechniques you can follow in growing backyard peaches. One goodtip: get the UGA publication, “2002Disease and Insect IPM in the Home Orchard.”It’s just about watermelon time, and UGA horticulturist emeritusWayne McLaurin tells about the varieties, planting and culture ofmelons in your own home garden.Finally, Reeves tackles the question, “Will a florist azaleasurvive and produce flowers outside?” You bet, he says — if yougive it special care during the first year after you plant it.last_img read more

Hot Gear for Cold Weather: Mizuno Breatho Therm

first_imgMizuno Breatho Therm pants and crewWhether you’re a runner, biker, climber, paddler or snowsports enthusiast, you need a breathable layer that’s lightweight and moisture-wicking. Mizuno’s Breatho Therm running crew and pants wicked away body moisture on long trail runs in sub-freezing temperatures. Even after several hours of sweat, the crew and pants were dry and featherlight. Mizuno built these threads specifically for runners, but the crew and pants worked equally well on the slopes and on the rock. We even wore them underneath a waterproof shell while paddling downriver. The material is tough and durable; even after months of heavy use, there’s not a loose seam or any sign of wear.$60 crew; $60 pants. mizunousa.comlast_img read more

The economic impact of Gen Y on credit unions

first_imgBoth credit unions and banks have to reach younger consumers if they want to thrive in the future. While you might want to, you can’t write off Generation Y (those born between 1982 and 2003). However, the importance of this niche market goes beyond just the need to younger.When it comes to the Millennial Generation they are going to have a huge impact on financial institutions. A recent article in The Dallas Morning News summarized their headline this way: “Make way for the millennials, America’s economic force of the future.”The piece provided many insights about Millenials—especially ones that will have an economic impact on financial institutions. Below are a few highlights along with my take on what it means for credit unions and banks:“They’ll spend more money on new technology, they’ll start the next Google, and they’ll become the main breadwinners for their families.”What it means for financial institutions: Embrace your technology tools or die. Mobile banking, wearable technology and even biometric technology are not options; they are must-haves. Stop being a laggard when it comes to your banking technology. continue reading » 57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Do This: Long Island Concert & Events May 19–25

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Cheech MarinThe great comic actor who made up half of the countercultural comedy duo Cheech and Chong has got a lot of spirit. To prove it, he will host a bottle signing to promote his new artisanal Mexican liquor, Tres Papalote Mezcal, distilled from wild agave. His goal, such as it is, is to overthrow “the tyranny of tequila.” As he says himself in a spoofy new promo, “We have moved beyond beer pong!” Bottoms up, compadres! Bottle Bargains, 1033 Fort Salonga Rd., Northport. Free with purchase of bottle. 12-2 p.m. May 19.Julie Lyon and The Jack DeSalvo TrioThis special performance celebrates Lyon’s new album, Moonflower, which follows up on her prior self-titled debut solo album. The sophomore effort features new original songs written by composer Matt Lavelle. Performing with Lyon at this special concert will be The Jack DeSalvo Trio, called “masterful” by Wire magazine. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $10. 8 p.m. May 19.All That RemainsHeavy metal band All That Remains combines dual guitar harmonies, crushing riffs, double bass drum patterns, singing, screaming and growling to present themes such as relationships, personal struggles, society and hope. Though their lineup has changed several times, the band remains true to its original vision. Their catchy songs and polished production mingle with an ample supply of aggression and heaviness to gratify all kinds of metal heads. Warming up the crowd will be Patterns Of Decay, As Days Fade and Adiron. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. $20, $25 DOS. 7 p.m. May 20.The LevinsLast year, this contemporary folk duo released their first album, the award-winning Trust, which was ranked in the top 10 on Folk Radio and in the top 20 in the Roots chart. It was also awarded Best CD of 2015 in the Acoustic Ensemble category by the Indie Acoustic Project. The Levins’ hit song, “I Am Here,” has also won many awards, including the 2016 Empower Award at the 2016 Posi Music Guitar Festival. Our Times Coffeehouse, 38 Old Country Rd., Garden City. $15. 8 p.m. May 20.Jim JefferiesThis outrageously entertaining Australian actor, writer and stand-up comedian is bringing us his darkest comedy to illuminate our nights and brighten our dreary lives. Jefferies, most recognized from his television show Legit, does not have any boundaries in his stand-up. His brutally honest approach on social issues is refreshing, whether you agree with him or not, and he certainly doesn’t run from the truth. By the way, don’t ask him to sing. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $29.50-$69.50. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m. May 20.Rick RossPowerhouse Miami rapper Rick Ross, known for his impressive 300-pound heavily tattooed stature, has been in the spotlight in the world of rap ever since the release of his debut single “Hustlin’” in 2006. Before his hit single led to a bidding war between Diddy, Jay-Z and the Inc., Ross grew up in a poor northern suburb of Miami, where he formed the group Carol City Cartel, which had brief stints at record labels and took inspiration from Luther Campbell and Notorious B.I.G. Jay-Z eventually signed Ross into a multi-million dollar deal, and Ross went on to release multiple chart toppers and gold status anthems such as Trilla, Deeper Than Rap, and God Forgives, I Don’t. Ross’s later hits became more star studded, with Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Future, Chris Brown, and Nas appearing in tracks, affirming his prominent status in the world of rap. Ross’s most recent albums and tracks, Mastermind, Black Dollar, and Black Market will be featured on his tour. He’ll be performing with Funkmaster Flex. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. $30, $45 DOS. 10 p.m. May 21.Sheep Shearing FestivalThis unique festival features an educational talk with Tabbithia Haubol of the Long Island Livestock Co., a walk on the nature trail with the Seatuck Environmental Association, tours of the historic Sherwood Jayne house, story time provided by the Emma Clark Library, as well as spinning, quilting, knitting, weaving and felting demonstrations. Don’t be sheepish about going. You’ll have fun and learn something, too. We’re not pulling wool over your eyes. Music by Sampawams Creek. Refreshments will be served. Sherwood Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. $5. 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 22.The Zombies & Felix Cavaliere’s RascalsThe Zombies emerged from the UK music scene in the ‘60s with a distinctive psychedelic style that blended classical nuances with jazz touches and progressive rock and roll. They could have rested on their artistic achievements alone—”Time of the Season” for one, “Odessey & Oracle” for another—but they’re out touring, recording new music, and their playing and singing is as good as ever. As the Zombies say, in their breathless way, “She’s not there”—and they should know because “nobody told them about her.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $44.50-$124.50. 7 p.m. May 22.Andrew Dice ClayThe controversial comic from Brooklyn who was once banned from MTV over his infamous “adult nursery rhymes” remains as popular as ever–if not more so–despite his naysayers who just don’t get him and maybe never will. Say what they will, Dice can rightfully claim the title of the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Die-hard fans recall his starring in the cult classic film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. New recruits to “The Dice Man” will know his autobiography, The Filthy Truth. Come see why he’s still calling himself the “Undisputed Heavy Weight King of Comedy.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $39.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. May 21, May 22.Kim RussoThe star of The Haunting of… and Long Island native will be speaking and signing her new book, The Happy Medium: Life Lessons from the Other Side. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Free with purchase of book. 7 p.m. May 24.Colliding DreamsRecounting the dramatic history of one of the most controversial political ideologies of the modern era that led to the modern State of Israel, “Colliding Dreams” is an urgently relevant new documentary that takes a multi-perspective look at how Zionism has evolved by allowing all sides to talk passionately, freely and honestly. Screening includes a Q&A with director Oren Rudavsky. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 24.The Devassy ProjectTrombonist Joey Devassy is the co-director of the Interplay Jazz Orchestra with trumpeter Gary Henderson. The big band has the distinction of being the only large ensemble of its kind on Long Island that still writes and performs original music. Starting as a Hofstra alumni band, the Interplay Jazz Orchestra has performed at many jazz festivals and universities. You can catch the 17-piece IJO for two shows on May 22nd at Treme. Three days later, Devassy returns with his pet project. Like Devassy, the band members can be heard performing with some of the best big bands in the world like The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and The Birdland Big Band. Treme, the Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. Free. 8 p.m. May 25.-Compiled by Leo Capobianco, Ellie Schoeffel, Jonah Loskove and Timothy Bolgerlast_img read more

Monaco Land Extension Project Reaches Milestone, Caissons Belt Completed

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Just one year after the arrival of the first caisson, the Monaco Land Extension Project reached another amazing milestone last week – the 17th caisson was successfully immersed, completing the ‘belt’ that will form a new coastline in Monaco. The structure, erected during the last 12 months, is 500 meters long and rests at a depth of 20 meters on a specially designed underwater hill.The next step is backfilling of the internal surface with 400.000m³ of sand. By the end of 2019, the Principality of Monaco will see its area increased by 6 hectares.This new piece of Monegasque territory will host a luxury eco-district comprising 150 upscale apartments, an underground car park, a coastal promenade, a green park, public facilities, an extension of the Grimaldi Forum and an animation port.The first delivery of the buildings is set to begin from 2022 and all the works should be completed in 2025.last_img read more