Eastern Wyoming College
- Website: www.ewc.wy.edu
- Enrollment: Supplemental 11-12
- Medium: WEN Video, Online, Web conference
Method(s) of course procurement
Four complete degree programs are available via distance, and the courses to support these programs are offered on a regular rotational basis. General education courses, program requirements, and electives are all part of the schedule. The online courses are created by the faculty with content that will transfer to the University of Wyoming and other universities and colleges. These distance education courses are developed using a team consisting of the instructor or content expert, the Instructional Technologist, and/or a mentor with distance education experience. The team works together to make sure the course has the highest quality. EWC subscribes to the Quality Matters standards and conducts course evaluations on those courses. The QM evaluation rubric assesses the course development and design. All faculty members teaching an online or hybrid course receive training in the development of a course which ensures the understanding of the technology and LMS tools, as well as pedagogical training and support for the faculty. After courses have been developed and taught at least twice, the instructors are able to submit them to be reviewed by the national Quality Matters peer review process.
Course evaluation and improvement
All EWC distance education courses are evaluated every semester with the standard college modality evaluation which includes student evaluations and classroom observations. All course evaluations are reviewed by the Division Chairs, Associate Dean for Outreach and/or Vice President for Learning. Course and program assessments also provide information about the student’s ability to demonstrate communication, analytical and quantitative reasoning, technology, social awareness and information literacy skills necessary to meet the challenges of the workforce or continuation of a post-secondary education as well as the regional providers of technology services; state industry trends, requirements, and standards, advancements in technology, and even transferability issues.