eCampus is available to assist faculty in the use of a variety of technology tools for teaching and learning.
- Affordable Learning Solutions
- Digital Art and Media
- E-Learning News
- Instructional Design
- Rubrics and Surveys
- Virtual Communications
Affordable Learning Solutions
A California State University-wide Affordable Learning Initiative was developed to address the high cost of content materials that students encounter.
The initiative promotes the use of high quality, open educational resources and low/no
cost content materials.
At San Jose State University, an effort to make learning more affordable for our students is underway. The library and Center for Faculty Development have developed resources that offer assistance with the selection of materials for courses. For assistance in exploring affordable learning options for your course, please contact our instructional designer, Jennifer Redd, email@example.com.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) - a community where distance educators share peer-reviewed higher-education materials for distance education. Check it out at http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm.
Accessibility in the Classroom
eCampus is dedicated to improved Accessibility in San Jose State's online classrooms. Click on our Accessibility site for more information on what instructors can do to ensure all students receive a quality education.
Build an Accessible Website
Instructors can now build their own accessible website via SJSU's new, fully-supported
web building application Website Builder. Go the the Web Services Website Builder page to request a site, read tutorials and sign up for training on Website Builder.
Instructors teaching online, web-supplemented and/or mixed-mode courses are encouraged to email eCampus their website URL, which we will link to the course listing in the eCampus Schedule. This helps prospective students choose the right classes - i.e. an out-of-state or out-of-country students may not want to register for an online course requiring on-campus meetings.
To link your course listing to your website, email the Course Name (BIOL 109), Term (Summer 09), and 5-digit Class Number (30430) to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please Note: the 5-digit class number must be included for us to link to your site.)
Copyright and Fair Use
The SJSU library offers a comprehensive guide discussing all aspects of copyright, intellectual property, and fair use. When selecting resources for your course, make sure that proper copyright and fair use policies have been followed.
Digital Art and Media
Instructors can browse a 9,000+ lending media library and reserve audio/visual equipment, such as video recorders and microphones, through SJSU Media Services at http://www.sjsu.edu/mediaservices/services/. Instructors interested in reserving audio/visual equipment should call 408.924.2888 for more information.
The internationally recognized WorldImages database provides access to the CSU IMAGE Project. It contains almost 70,000 images, is global in coverage and includes all areas of visual imagery. WorldImages is accessible anywhere and its images may be freely used for non-profit educational purposes. Most of them are 1040 X 768 pixels and are the appropriate size to use with programs like Desire2Learn, WebCT or Powerpoint. The images can be located using many search techniques, and for convenience they are organized into over 700 portfolios which are then organized into subject groupings. To explore them click http://worldimages.sjsu.edu/.
This website contains a variety of materials on the use of technology in higher education.
Online Classroom and Distance Education Report
We're happy to announce we purchased subscriptions to two online publications for
all SJSU faculty. Online Classroom and Distance Education Report are monthly and bi-monthly,
respectively, newsletters that provide resources on higher education professional
development and insight on e-learning.
To get free access to these subscriptions, contact Jessica Gonzalez ( email@example.com or 408.924.2742).
THE Journal: Technological Horizons in Education
This journal looks at ways of transforming education through technology.
Get a free subscription to the digital edition by clicking here.
SJSU is now an institutional member of Sloan-C (the Sloan Consortium), a consortium with a purpose of improving online education.
The School of Library & Information Science purchased a membership that provides benefits
to all SJSU faculty and administrators through the coming year. For login information, click here.
Benefits of our institutional membership include:
- Full Sloan-C web access including JALN, Effective Practices, Catalog, Job Listings, Reports, Surveys Listserv, Sloan-C network
- Quality Scorecard for evaluating your online programs
- FREE webinars on online higher education topics
- Discounts on Sloan-C conferences, workshops, and publications (contact Debbie.Faires@sjsu.edu for discount codes)
Instructional Design Process
The following instructional design process can be used as a guide to assist faculty as they design and develop an online course. The process outlines the goals, activities necessary to meet the goals, and the outcomes that can be expected. This process connects with the categories identified in the online course evaluation rubric. The six categories include Learner Support and Resources, Online Organization and Design, Instructional Design and Delivery, Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning, Innovative Teaching with Technology, and Faculty Use of Student Feedback. Click here to download and view the instructional design process.
Rubrics and Surveys
Online Course Evaluation Rubric
This rubric is a tool to assist faculty members in the design and development of their online courses. The categories address different elements essential to the development of an online course. The six categories include Learner Support and Resources, Online Organization and Design, Instructional Design and Delivery, Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning, Innovative Teaching with Technology, and Faculty Use of Student Feedback.
We partner with SurveyGizmo for our online surveys. If you are thinking about creating an online survey and would like further information, please contact our Instructional Designer Jennifer Redd firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SJSU Academic Technology Department assists instructors interested in Video Conferencing, TV Broadcasting and Webcasting. For more information visit http://www.sjsu.edu/acadtech/.
Elluminate is San Jose State's preferred web-conferencing application. Schedule synchronous,
online meetings in a virtual classroom where you can share PowerPoint presentations,
videos, chat with students and even conduct real-time group work. Elluminate sessions
are scheduled using the "Online Rooms" tool in Desire2Learn. To begin using this powerful
teaching and communication technology check out the tutorials and training materials
To get started with Elluminate check out their Getting Started video and Reference Guides on the Elluminate Getting Started for Moderators page.
For details on using Elluminate features go to Elluminate Moderator Guides page for Recorded Training, Quick Reference Guides and User Guides, including:
- Application Sharing
- Graphing Calculator
Skype is an online collaboration software that allows teachers and students to interact through audio, video, and text. For more information on how to use Skype in the classroom and to create an account, visit the Skype in the Classroom page.