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Northwest Missouri State University

CITE News Fall 2009

Aug. 26, 2009

Celebrate CITE

Open House scheduled for September 17 from 2-4 at the CITE Office Complex

The number of online courses have grown from the small group of courses offered in 1999 (8 classes and 44 students), to 99 classes during the summer of 2009 with almost 1,800 students. Enrollments continue to steadily climb with the summer trimester being a student favorite for taking online courses. Online programs include a Masters in GIS, MS in Education: Special Education, MS in Education-Teaching: Instructional Technology, BS in Business Management, and a Certificate Program in Instructional Technology.

Northwest moved from two course management systems to one in order to streamline the delivery of course offerings to students. eCollege provides the campus platform for all online delivery including online, blended, and campus-based courses. CITE provides the support for these course sites. Tablet PCs are provided for each faculty member at Northwest by funding through the CITE Office.

Building on CITE's mission, faculty fellowship grants are offered each year to provide faculty with the opportunity to learn more about new ways to teach and to enhance their courses. Workshops, training sessions, online tutorials, and one-on-one sessions are offered on a regular basis. The CITE Student Staff provide faculty assistance in the development of learning objects and other teaching resources. Examples of these can be found on the CITE web site at:

Each fall and spring, faculty projects are selected to be featured in CITE's Teaching Highlights section of the web site. This archive of teaching ideas is growing each year as faculty continue to design and develop new ways to deliver their content. Our latest teaching highlights are featured on the web site Welcome Page with links to descriptions of the projects. Archives can be viewed at:

CITE's Mission is to play an integral part in Northwest Missouri State University's effort to enhance student learning through the use of technology. CITE will operate in such a way as to capitalize on the talents of Northwest's faculty and provide them with an opportunity to advance their understanding of information technology's applications to learning, to develop relevand applications for their fields, and to spend time with their colleagues helping them apply information technology to their courses and programs. A more comprehensive vision for CITE is the leadership role it will play in advancing Northwest as Missouri's center for the testing and development of personal computer applications for the enhancement of learning and the state's leader in utilizing the full potential of information technology to modularize learning through using multimedia and other means.

Join us as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary...

As each of us in the CITE office often says, please let us know how we can assist you! We invite you to drop by our office complex on Thursday, September 17 from 2-4 to enjoy some refreshments, giveaways, and enter your name in a drawing for a free university parking pass, gift certificates for campus dining, and from the Bearcat Bookstore. The CITE staff will be on hand to greet you and give you a tour of the facilities.

Thank you to the Northwest Faculty, Staff, and Administration!

We have enjoyed working with you and look forward to another decade of service.

Center for Information Technology in Education Staff

Darla Runyon

Darla Runyon
Assistant Director of Center of Information Technology in Education
and Curriculum Design Specialist

Jolaine Zweifel

Jolaine Zweifel
Computer Specialist

Kris Bakko

Kris Bakko
Faculty Support Technical Assistant/Secretary