A Good Time for Online

In recent years, online courses have accounted for more than half of the summer credits generated at WSU. There are a number of reasons for this. Many of our students need to work in the summer to help cover the cost of their education; a number of our students go back to their hometowns for the summer to live with their parents; and some of our students are raising children and don’t have steady options for childcare during the summer months. In addition to the student needs and situations that make online courses attractive in the summer, many of our faculty also prefer/require more flexibility during the summer.

When teaching online, good course design and proper conversion to the online mode greatly enhance the learning and teaching experience in the digital classroom. This course conversion process can take a great deal of time and energy, but the payoff is well worth it. Winona State is fortunate to have an exceptional group of professionals in the Teaching Learning and Technology (TLT) department to help faculty reimagine their courses for the online environment and coach them through the process of conversion.

Learn more about developing high-quality online courses and the Quality Matters™ process to begin your course conversion. Also, take note of these resources for online students to help them achieve success in the digital learning environment and of the option for students to receive online advising from the Warrior Success Center over the summer.