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Instructional Technology: Overview

Dalton State: Instructional Technology

Mission Statement

Instructional Technology is a college-wide function at Dalton State which serves to develop and enhance the college's ability to deliver education to students at remote locations, and meet institutional distance learning goals. 

Through intercampus sharing of resources, CETL facilitates collaboration among schools and departments to deliver quality distance instruction, faculty and student services, and initiatives. 

Overview of Instructional Technology

Distance Education at Dalton State makes higher education a possibility for those who face life obstacles to taking courses in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting and for those who prefer to utilize distance education. Distance learning allows students to learn and complete coursework in ways more convenient to them while maintaining rigor. We seek to extend the ability to earn credit toward a degree or certification program to those whose life circumstances, such as work, family, or distance, make attending face-to-face traditional classes impractical. 

Through distance learning, students can attend class whenever and wherever is convenient to them just with the use of an internet connection.  Since distance learning courses have learning outcomes equivalent to traditional courses, students taking DL courses earn the same amount and level of credit as they would in a face-to-face class. 

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Distance education at Dalton State takes place through three venues. The first is GeorgiaVIEW, which is comprised of courses developed and taught to students by faculty. In 2015, the first totally online program offered solely by Dalton State was approved, a B.S. in Health Information Management Systems. The second venue is eCore, which is a program of the USG that allows students to earn all needed credits in the first two years of college study online. Dalton State students often take advantage of these offerings, especially since DSC was an early affiliate member of eCore. The third venue is eMajor. Dalton State partners with Valdosta State to offer a B.S. in Organizational Leadership and with Georgia Southwestern State University to offer a B.S. in Criminal Justice, both totally online (eCore being the venue for earning the first two years’ credit and the upper division credits being taught online by either Dalton State, Valdosta State, Georgia Southwestern State, or other credentialed USG faculty.) By utilizing three venues for distance learning, Dalton State College is able to offer a variety of distance learning opportunities for its students. 


USG GoVIEW
  
- eCore - eCore uses the Georgia Online Virtual Instruction Enterprise Wide (GoVIEW) is a learning management system for online collaborative programs, such as eCore and eMajor, offered by University System of Georgia (USG) institutions. GoVIEW Brightspace by D2L is used to deliver courses online to students throughout the USG. GoVIEW uses the Brightspace by D2L platform to deliver fully online collaborative course offerings and is an integral resource supporting online education in Georgia.