Savkar and Loser Represent NOVA at Event at Governor’s Mansion

Savkar and Loser Represent NOVA at Event at Governor’s Mansion

Reva A. Savkar, recently retired Annandale associate professor of chemistry and winner of the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and her husband, Professor Emeritus Bob Loser, retired Extended Learning Institute (ELI) instructional designer, were invited to the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va., on September 7 for a reception hosted by Governor Terry McAuliffe. They were the only faculty members at the reception that honored … Continue reading Savkar and Loser Represent NOVA at Event at Governor’s Mansion

ELI Completes 4th Semester of the eLEAD Student Leadership Program

ELI Completes 4th Semester of the eLEAD Student Leadership Program

This spring, Student Life through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI) completed their fourth semester of the eLEAD Student Leadership Program. This initiative was created to provide leadership development opportunities for online learning students who might not have access to these types of programs on campus. This co-curricular opportunity is a four-week asynchronous program delivered via Blackboard. The overall goal is to foster a sense of … Continue reading ELI Completes 4th Semester of the eLEAD Student Leadership Program

NOVA Participates in 2017 Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

George Mason University hosted the 32nd annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on March 29, at the Eagle Bank Arena and NOVA representatives were out in force to greet the 1,600 people – freshmen, sophomores and juniors from over 50 high schools throughout Northern Virginia, as well as their parents and counselors. NOVA had three tables filled with information and staffed by outreach personnel from … Continue reading NOVA Participates in 2017 Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

Blicher Named Recipient of Conference Sponsorship Award

Heather Blicher, online learning librarian at NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI), has been named the 2017 recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award. The annual award, sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, and administrated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance Learning Section (DLS), honors a librarian working in the field of, or contributing to, the success of distance … Continue reading Blicher Named Recipient of Conference Sponsorship Award

Open Education Week at NOVA

Open Education Week is an annual event celebrated worldwide from March 27 to 31. The goal of Open Education Week “is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now” (openeducationweek.org). In an effort to contribute to this global movement and highlight NOVA’s adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is hosting “NOVA Opens … Continue reading Open Education Week at NOVA

NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

Extended Learning Institute Instructional Designer Kim Grewe has been selected as a 2016-2017 Open Education Resource (OER) Research Fellow. Grewe, a doctoral candidate in the Community College Leadership Program at Old Dominion University, was one of only 21 candidates chosen from a national pool of applicants. As an instructional designer, Grewe advocates for the adoption of OER in online courses and works with faculty and … Continue reading NOVA Instructional Designer Receives OER Research Fellowship

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) is a consortium of the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members of VIVA include all of Virginia’s state-assisted colleges and universities, as well as 32 private, nonprofit institutions and the Library of Virginia. VIVA just announced the creation of an Open Textbook Network initiative. This initiative will be led by 33 open education library leaders who will be trained to … Continue reading Blicher Appointed Campus Leader for VIVA Open Textbook Network

Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

In an effort to strengthen the student pathway to completion, student services staff from NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) and the Loudoun Campus joined together for the annual Day of Learning. Under the leadership of ELI Student Services Director Shauna Davis and Loudoun Dean of Students Debbie Wyne, the team spent the day working toward a better understanding of the Completion by Design Loss/Momentum Framework … Continue reading Examining the Role of Student Services Staff in Complete 2021 Success

Crossing the Finish Line

Crossing the Finish Line

During the month of February, the Alexandria Campus provided two Graduation Preparation Workshops for students who are applying for graduation in the spring or summer 2016 semesters. The workshops started in 2013 as a collaborative initiative between the Alexandria and Annandale Counseling Departments for continuing students. Other participating departments in the initiative included Admissions and Records, Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore and Financial Aid. One goal … Continue reading Crossing the Finish Line

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA’s team of online librarians represented the College at the Virginia Library Association’s (VLA) 2015 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on October 23. Heather Blicher and Joi Jackson, online learning librarians for NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI), led a lively presentation and discussion titled “Librarians as Guides in an OER Adoption Model.” Many Open Educational Resources (OER) are available as digital content, making them a … Continue reading NOVA’s Online Librarians Present at VLA Conference

NOVA Attends VCCS Distance Education Peer Group Conference

The Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) Distance Learning Peer Group held a conference on October 9 and 10 at Reynolds Community College’s Parham Campus. The conference provided an opportunity for educators to come together to collaborate, problem-solve, learn and innovate with the focus on enhancing the success of their students and colleges. Several of NOVA’s staff presented constructive and instructional workshops during this year’s meeting on … Continue reading NOVA Attends VCCS Distance Education Peer Group Conference

Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

The Alexandria Testing Center moved into its new home in room AA-156 in the Bisdorf Building on August 12. Having the Testing Center in close proximity to other key resources such as Financial Aid, Business Office and Student Services is a huge benefit to students and affords them the opportunity to accomplish all requirements more efficiently. As partners in each student’s success, the Alexandria Testing Center … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Opens New Testing Center

TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the summer semester:   Start Date Workshop Title Length of workshop June 1 Blackboard Basics    3 weeks Writing Directions    2 weeks Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks June 22 Using Best Practices in Online Teaching    4 weeks Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback    4 weeks July 13 … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available

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TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the summer semester:   Start Date Workshop Title Length of workshop June 1 Blackboard Basics    3 weeks Writing Directions    2 weeks Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks June 22 Using Best Practices in Online Teaching    4 weeks Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback    4 weeks July 13 … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available

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TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the summer semester:   Start Date Workshop Title Length of workshop June 1 Blackboard Basics    3 weeks Writing Directions    2 weeks Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities    3 weeks June 22 Using Best Practices in Online Teaching    4 weeks Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback    4 weeks July 13 … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) was honored as runner-up for the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Excellence in Education Award for Best Practices in Teaching Face-To-Face, Online and Student Success at New Horizons 2015. Dr. Preston Davis was recognized for leading NOVA’s Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative through ELI’s Digital Open project. The Digital Open initiative at NOVA addresses the need for increased access to … Continue reading VCCS Honors ELI for OER Program

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February TOTAL Workshops Are Available

Registration is now open for the Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) February Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date  Workshop Title     Length of workshop February 16 Blackboard Basics     3 weeks Establishing Social Presence     3 weeks Time Management Strategies     2 weeks Writing Directions     2 weeks The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty … Continue reading February TOTAL Workshops Are Available

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February TOTAL Workshops Available

Registration is now open for the Extended Learning Institute’s (ELI) February Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date  Workshop Title     Length of workshop February 16 Blackboard Basics     3 weeks Establishing Social Presence     3 weeks Time Management Strategies     2 weeks Writing Directions     2 weeks The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty … Continue reading February TOTAL Workshops Available

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TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester:          TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need. … Continue reading TOTAL Workshops Available

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

On November 5, more than 200 people gathered at the Woodbridge Campus to honor veterans and active duty military personnel during the annual Military Appreciation Day. Vendors, organizations and employers shared useful information and offered thanks and assistance to the attendees. The keynote speaker was retired Lt. Col. Victor W. Burnette, JROTC instructor at Woodbridge Senior High School. Special guests included Prince William County Supervisor … Continue reading Woodbridge Celebrates Military Service Members

Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available

ELI Announces October TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its October Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date Workshop Title Length of Workshop October 27 Establishing Social Presence 3 weeks Using Best Practices in Online Teaching 4 weeks VCCS Blackboard Basics 3 weeks   The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses … Continue reading ELI Announces October TOTAL Workshops

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ELI Announces October TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its October Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops: Start Date Workshop Title Length of Workshop October 27 Establishing Social Presence 3 weeks Using Best Practices in Online Teaching 4 weeks VCCS Blackboard Basics 3 weeks The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on … Continue reading ELI Announces October TOTAL Workshops

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Register for TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester: Start Date     Workshop Title     Length of Workshop September 22     Using Best Practices in Online Teaching     4 weeks     Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities     3 weeks     VCCS Blackboard Basics     3 weeks October … Continue reading Register for TOTAL Workshops

“NOVA in FOCUS: Open Educational Resources” on NOVA TV

“NOVA in FOCUS: Open Educational Resources” on NOVA TV

The NOVA TV Center has just finished production and released “NOVA in FOCUS: Open Educational Resources.” Digital resources and smart devices are giving educators more tools to improve learning. Not just for the convenience of studying anytime and anywhere, these tools are giving educators the ability to shape their courses to meet students’ preferred learning styles. “NOVA in FOCUS: Open Educational Resources” focuses on the … Continue reading “NOVA in FOCUS: Open Educational Resources” on NOVA TV

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Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of TOTAL workshops for the semester: Start Date       Workshop Title       Length of workshop June 2       Using Best Practices in Online Teaching       4 weeks       Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback       4 weeks       VCCS Blackboard Basics       … Continue reading Extended Learning Institute TOTAL Workshops Available