Curriculum & Instruction
Curriculum and Learning Technologies - Doctoral Cohort
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In 1998 we launched a pilot doctoral program with the help of Dr. Gonzales's RETA grant. The courses that followed and the doctoral program were all designed with some face-to-face interactions while the majority of work was done on-line. The web-based courses were designed not just to deliver information but to support collaboration while learning. Students participated in collaborative projects at a distance and helped construct the content and understanding in these courses.
The students from the first doctoral cohort are now completing their dissertations and we are considering starting another doctoral cohort.
Getting OnlineOur web-based distance education classes are taught using Blackboard. If you are registering for a web-based class, be sure to get a pin number and account name (also referred to as Global ID) as soon as you are registered for your classes. You will need the Global ID to
log on to Blackboard (your password for Blackboard is your Social Security Number).
Once you have your Global ID, use your web browser to connect to Blackboard at http://salsa.nmsu.edu/, click on My Blackboard and a link to your course should appear. If you do not have a Global ID, your instructor will not be able to add you to the course class list. Faculty generally update their class lists (sychronize their class list with the list of registered students) several times during the first weeks of class to add new students and remove those who have dropped. If you are registered and have an Global ID you will be added when the instructor runs the synchonize function in Blackboard and you will be able to access the online class. If you have difficulty in accessing your class, please contact the instructor (usually listed on the course list) or the department.