Projects & Initiatives

Although currently facilitated by a small office and team, our work is extensive and our sights are set high. If we are going to accomplish our vision, we need to dream and be large.

2017-18 Strategic Activities

  • Expansion of staff and funding
  • Revise and create digital learning policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Design and development of new course and program offerings
  • Review and revision of existing course offerings
  • Development of Dixie Online, a portal for all DSU online and related offerings and services
  • Development and initial pilot offerings of the Online Teaching Certification Program
  • Facilitate online program market research to identify targeted program offerings
  • Advance the use of Canvas
  • Analyze and propose a revised online tuition/fee structure
  • Inventory and identify remote support needs
  • Establish a business model and infrastructure to support micro learning
  • Inventory classrooms for active learning functionality

Previous Accomplishments

  • Established the Office of Distance & Digital Learning (DDL)
  • Successfully hired the Director of DDL
  • Secured strategic funding for initial online development activities ($162,000; DSU 2020 Strategic Plan)
  • Approval and implementation of the online delivery fee ($30/credit, effective Fall 2017)
  • Established the DDL Advisory Committee
  • Created a vision, mission and values for DDL
  • Adopted Quality Matters (QM) for quality standards for all online courses
  • Secured SARA membership, to offer online offerings outside of Utah to SARA member states and territories
  • Redesign of 3 high-enrolled, high-deficiency courses