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Social Media Kit for MOOC: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Key Details

  • What: A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). A short, not-for-credit, online course for free. Open to the public – participants do not have to be a registered Missouri State student.
  • When: Starts June 6, 2016: runs for twelve weeks. Participants can enroll in the course at any point during the twelve weeks.
  • Where: Enroll now through the Canvas Network.
  • Contact person: Lacey Geiger, Open Course Coordinator, at (417) 836-8803 or LaceyGeiger@MissouriState.edu

Share your story!

We want to hear about your experience! We encourage you to join the online conversation leading up to and during the course by posting on Facebook or Twitter and tagging your photos with the official course hashtag #LauraIngallsWilder

Connect with us through our Facebook page!

Make your post social media savvy

  • Tag the post with the course hashtag #LauraIngallsWilder
  • Whenever possible tag Missouri State Outreach or @missouristate
  • If applicable, tag the post with the Springfield, Missouri, hashtag: #SGF
  • As you participate in the MOOC, consider sharing a quote about your experience.

Facebook

  • Brand your Facebook profile with the cover photo below:

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  • Use the customized Facebook sharing photo provided below:

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Sample Facebook post

Twitter

  • For your Twitter account cover photo:

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  • To use as a sharing photo:

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Sample Tweets

If you need anything additional, please contact Lacey Geiger at (417) 836-8803 or Valerie Cummings at (417) 836-6664.

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Outreach Email Marketing for Summer and Fall 2016 Off-Campus Programs

As part of our ongoing mission, Missouri State Outreach is reaching out to current and potential transfer students at-a-distance through email marketing. The following email messages were sent as part of the Summer and Fall 2016 Marketing Plan for Off-Campus Programs.

Click on the images below to view the message in your browser.

Cassville

Sent to current MSU and Crowder College students at the Crowder College Cassville campus.

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Joplin

Sent to current and prospective students.

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Lebanon

Sent to current MSU-Lebanon students and current Ozarks Technical Community College students in Lebanon.

Neosho

Sent to current MSU and Crowder College students at the Crowder College Neosho campus.

Lebanon Neosho

Nevada

Sent to current MSU and Crowder College students at the Crowder College Nevada campus.

West Plains / Mountain Grove

Sent to current MSU-Springfield and MSU-West Plains students on the West Plains campus.

Nevada    West Plains
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MS Online Commends Ivy Yarckow-Brown for Record Number of Online Classes Taught

The 2014-15 Recipient of the Master Online Course Recognition award, Professor Ivy Yarckow-Brown, may be a record holder for the number of courses taught online by one person at MSU.

She has taught 44 full semester, 3-credit hour, courses for MSU since her first online class in the fall of 2009. By May 2017 Ivy will have reached a milestone of 50 online courses since 2009.

Congratulations for bringing higher learning excellence to many MSU students via distance education.  MS Online salutes your dedication to your students.

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MSU Online Collaborates With IDES in Argentina

MSU and Springfield Host Mariana Gonzalez

P1030259 This photo is Professor Mariana Gonzalez in the office of Mayor Martino in Rio Tercero, Argentina. They are holding an engraving of the old Springfield City Hall. The picture was given by Mayor Robert Stephens of Springfield, Missouri to Mayor Martino.
This photo is taken with Mayor Martino in his office in Rio Tercero, Argentina with Professor Mariana Gonzalez. They are holding a Missouri flag flown over the Missouri State Capitol building and given to Professor Gonzalez by Representative Kevin Austin last week in Jefferson City.
This photo was taken last week in the Political Science Department at Missouri State University. Professor Mariana Gonzalez from Argentina was hosted by the Department during a brief visit to campus last week. From left to right -- Dr. Gary Rader, Director for Missouri State Online, Dr. Indira Palacios-Valladares, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Professor Mariana Gonzalez of Rio Tercero, Argentina, Dr. George E. Connor, Department Head, and Dr. Gabriel A. Ondetti, Associate Professor of Political Science. This photo was taken last week in the Political Science Department at Missouri State University. Professor Mariana Gonzalez from Argentina was hosted by the Department during a brief visit to campus last week.

From left to right — Dr. Gary Rader, Director for Missouri State Online, Dr. Indira Palacios-Valladares, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Professor Mariana Gonzalez of Rio Tercero, Argentina, Dr. George E. Connor, Department Head, and Dr. Gabriel A. Ondetti, Associate Professor of Political Science.

 

 

 

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Distinguished professors awarded with Master Online Course Recognition Award

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Professor Vicki Schmitt

Chosen from a highly competitive pool of nominees, Professor Vicki Schmitt has received recognition for her online course SFR 486 – Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom. The Master Online Course Recognition Award selection panel recognized her course as best in the category of Course Design, Organization and Instructional Materials. Missouri State Online sponsors this annual award to recognize superior course design. Dr. Schmitt will be recognized during this spring at the All Faculty Recognition Reception.

Missouri State Online congratulates Dr. Schmitt and the Department of Reading Foundations and Technology as recipients of this distinguished award!

 

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Professor Eric Nelson

Professor Eric Nelson was selected as the recipient of this year’s Master Online Course Recognition Award. Missouri State Online selects the annual winner based upon a best practices rubric in the design and delivery of distance education course material.  Dr. Nelson’s course, HST 397 Europe: Paleolithic to 1650 was judged best in all categories from a highly competitive pool of nominees. This is Dr. Nelson’s second Master Online Course Recognition Award. He was the recipient of the first award in 2010. Recognition will be formally extended during the spring All Faculty Recognition Reception.

Missouri State Online congratulates Dr. Nelson and the Department of History!

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How will you spend Leap Day?

Happy Leap Day! Every four years we add an extra day at the end of February to account for the extra time it takes the earth to go around the sun. It’s been four years since our last Leap Day and four more until the next, so what will you do with your extra day of the year today?

 

Try something new. 

There never seems to be enough time in the day or the year to do everything on your list. Today is an extra day to take some time off and actually read that book that’s been on your list for over two months or take your kids to the park for a picnic. Whatever it is that you’ve been pushing back, take this day to devote some extra time to trying something new and discovering a new side of you!

 

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MSU students enjoying lunch outside

Enjoy the day!

Of course Leap Day isn’t an actual holiday so you may still have all the responsibilities of going to work and night class in the evening. We understand. At least take the time to sit down and watch a movie on Netflix tonight, or go outside and take some pictures and hang with friends for lunch. Relax. It’s beautiful outside today. It doesn’t hurt to take a couple hours off to celebrate all your hard work and dive into some healthy self-love.

 

Propose Marriage.

For all those daring women who are bold and in love, Leap Day is the ultimate chance to ask your boo to marry you! It’s a well known tradition of Leap Day that you may choose to participate in. Break down those gender roles! We’re cheering for you.

 

Whatever it is that you do today, be sure to put a little spin on it. We all have so many responsibilities that occupy us day in and day out. Leap Day is a fun day to do something a little different. Whatever you do to make today special tweet us @MSUOutreach and #MSUOutreachBears and let us know how you made this Leap Day special!

 

 

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Spring 2016 Off-Campus Facebook Campaign

Missouri State Outreach Marketing and Promotions launched a Facebook campaign for Off-Campus Programs, Spring 2016.

The campaign objectives:

  • Increase page likes, increase traffic to Web site, increase class enrollment.

Facebook Campaign Specifics

  • 35 ads running 11/16/15-1/15/16

Facebook Campaign Outcomes:

Facebook Page “likes” gained over starting count:

  • Lebanon, started at 432 likes; ended at 459.
  • Joplin Region (including Cassville, Neosho and Nevada), started at 1075 likes; ended at 1171.
  • West Plains, started at 329 likes; ended at 366.
  • Waynesville, started at 99 likes; ended at 102.

These Facebook ads (combined) resulted in:

  • 39,988 clicks to the Missouri State Outreach website
  • A click-through rate of 1.66%
  • A reach of 218,039 people (to whom this ad was shown)
  • 771 post likes, 70 post comments, 133 post shares, 117 Facebook page likes (as a direct result of the ads)
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Affordable MSU Degrees - Scholarships and financial aid to those who qualify! MSU Degrees Close to Home - MSU, at Crowder in Cassville, offers degree completion programs for those with busy schedules.
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a Missouri State degree and put it to work for you! Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options? We can help!
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best - seated, online or through a combination of both!
Joplin
Joplin Affordable Grad Degrees - Check out Missouri State's tuition - lower than state and national averages! Degrees Close to Home - MSU, at 724 Illinois Ave., offers graduate programs for those with busy schedules.
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a Missouri State grad degree and put it to work for you! Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options? We can help!
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best - seated, online or through a combination of both In your community. On your schedule. MSU offers graduate degrees in Joplin to accommodate your busy schedule!
Lebanon
Affordable MSU Degrees - Check out Missouri State's tuition - lower than state and national averages! MSU Degrees Close to Home - MSU, at 22360 Highway MM in Lebanon, offers degree completion options for busy schedules.
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a MSU degree and put it to work for YOU! Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options? We can help!
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best - seated, online or through a combination of both. In your community. On your schedule. MSU offers degree completion programs in Lebanon to accommodate your busy schedule!
Waynesville
Lebanon Advisement Let us help you! Book your appointment online now for registration assistance!
Neosho
Affordable MSU Degrees. Check out Missouri State's tuition - lower than state and national averages! MSU Degrees Close to Home - MSU, at Crowder, offers degree completion programs for those with busy schedules.
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a Missouri State degree and put it to work for you! Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options?
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best - seated, online or through a combination of both.
Nevada
Affordable MSU Degrees - Check out Missouri State's tuition - lower than state and national averages! MSU Degrees Close to Home. MSU, at Crowder, offers degree completion programs for those with busy schedules.
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a Missouri State degree and put it to work for you! Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options? We can help!
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best -- seated, online or through a combination of both.
 West Plains
Affordable MSU Degrees - Check out Missouri State's tuition -- lower than state and national averages! MSU Degrees Close to Home -- MSU offers degree completion programs in West Plains to accommodate your busy schedule!
Put a MSU Degree to Work - Advance in your career. Earn a MSU degree and put it to work! In your community. On your schedule! MSU in West Plains provides popular degree completion programs designed for busy schedules!
MSU Provides Options - Learn as you learn best - seated, online or through a combination of both. Looking for a new career? Returning to school? Need to know your financial aid options?

 

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Faculty are rewarded with the Certified Distance Educator Award for outstanding work

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Dr. Gary Rader presenting award to Dr. Julie Baldwin

Dr. Julie Baldwin is an assistant professor in the Missouri State Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She was recently awarded the Certified Distance Educator Award for her determination in creating a quality distance learning experience for her students.

In 2013, she received her Ph.D in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Baldwin teaches Criminal Law and the Courts online and Current Issues in Policing online for undergraduate students and Legal Issues in Criminal Justice online for the master’s program.

Missouri State Online commends Dr. Baldwin on her outstanding efforts in distance education!

 

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Left to right: Dr. Joye Norris, Patti A. Blanton, Dr. Gary Rader

 

Patti A. Blanton is a senior instructor in the Missouri State Department of Mathematics. She also serves as Co-Chair on the Distance Education Committee.

Patti has been awarded the Certified Distance Educator award for successfully completing the highest level of Black Belt on Blackboard and her outstanding work as a online course instructor.

Missouri State Online congratulates Patti Blanton!

 

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Left to right: Kimberly Van Ornum, Dr. William Bray, Department Head of Mathematics and Dr. Gary Rader

 

 

 

 

Kimberly Van Ornum is an instructor in the Missouri State Department of Mathematics. To be eligible for this award, Kimberly had to complete three professional development activities related to distance education.

Kimberly met this requirement by completing the Webinar on Learning Catalytics, Faculty Grade Entry training sessions and participating in Publisher training sessions for MyMathLabs.

As the recipient of the Distance Educator Award, Kimberly demonstrates her commitment to pursuing expertise in innovative instructional methodology and to providing the highest quality of distance learning education to her students.

Missouri State Online salutes Kimberly Van Ornum!

 

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Dr. Gary Rader presenting award to Dr. Rose Utley

 

 

 

Dr. Rose A. Utley is a Professor of Nursing at Missouri State University and a former member of the Distance Education Committee. Among several faculty development events, Rose has completed her Blackboard Learn Black Belt Bootcamp! For her outstanding efforts she has been awarded the Distance Educator Award.

Missouri State Online congratulates Dr. Rose on her award!

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Dr. David Johnson being presented the award by Dr. George Connor, Department Head of Political Science

 

 

 

Dr. David E. Johnson is an associate professor of Political Science at Missouri State University. He earned his Ph.D in 2005 at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his research and professional interests include use of information technology in decision making, computer simulation and modeling for disaster response.

Because of his completion of the Blackboard Collaborate training as well as development sessions in managing content and assessing learner outcomes in Blackboard, he is receiving the Certified Distance Educator Award.

Missouri State Online commends Dr. David E. Johnson!

 

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Jokima Hiller

Jokima Hiller, instructor for the Department of Hospitality and Restaurant Administration, was honored by her department for her hard work and success in the field of distance education. Jokima received the Certified Distance Educator Award in recognition of her commitment to developing new skills in the technology and pedagogy of online and distance teaching and learning.

Jokima has her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and her BS from Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management.

Attending the presentation of the award was Department Head, Dr. Stephanie Hines, Dean Jahnke of CNAS and Mr. Wes Pratt, Assistant to the President & Chief Diversity Officer, and faculty from the department.

Missouri State Online salutes Jokima Hiller!

 

 

 

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Left to right: Dr. Tracey L. Beckham, Clinical Professor; Monika Feeney; Dr. Rickey D. Albaugh, Assistant Program Director. All have earned the status of Blackboard Black Belts.

Dr. Monkia Feeney, Program Director Nurse Anesthesia, received her Certified Distance Educator Award for accomplishing the Blackboard Black Belt. Dr. Feeney received her DNAP in 2011 from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, she has already received the Outstanding Nurse Educator Award. Her research interests focus on post-operative blindness.

Pictured with Dr. Feeney are Dr. Tracy L. Beckham, Assistant Program Director and Dr. Rickey D. Albaugh, Clinical Professor. All have earned the status of Blackboard Black Belts.  Not pictured are Professors Tracey Posten and Dr. Chris Stein who also hold Blackboard Black Belts in the Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Missouri State Outreach are proud to congratulate these excellent professors in receiving the Certified Distance Educator Award!

 

Lacy Geiger being awarded by Gary Rader
Lacy Geiger being awarded by Gary Rader

Lacey Geiger is the iCourse Coordinator for Outreach and Access Missouri State as well as an online adjunct instructor for CIS.  She recently received her Certified Distance Educator Award for her outstanding work in becoming a Blackboard Black Belt holder. Her interests include technical and professional writing, distance education and blended and online learning.

Congratulations Lacey Geiger for your hard work!

 

 

 

 

Marilyn B. Odneal being awarded by Gary Rader
Marilyn B. Odneal being awarded by Gary Rader

Professor Marilyn B. Odneal from the Mountain Grove Campus Horticulture Program was presented her Certified Distance Educator Award. She successfully completed the Soft Chalk training as well as becoming a Blackboard Black Belt. Professor Odneal earned her Master of Science in Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Missouri State Outreach salutes Marilyn B. Odneal on her Certified Distance Educator Award!

 

 

 

 

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Gary Rader awarding Ivy Yarckow-Brown

Ivy Yarckow-Brown, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, received the Certified Distance Educator Award in recognition of her activities in online and distance educator development and practice. In addition to her Certified Distance Educator Award, Professor Yarckow-Brown won the Master Online Course Recognition Award last year. She recently become a Certified Blackboard Black Belt.

Missouri State Outreach applauds Ivy Yarckow-Brown for her awesome work in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice!

 

 

 

Professor Ethan Amidon being awarded by Gary Rader
Professor Ethan Amidon being awarded by Gary Rader

Professor Ethan Amidon, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, received his Certified Distance Educator Award. Professor Amidon completed online development activities which culminated in becoming a Certified Blackboard Black Belt.

Missouri State commends Ethan Amidon on receiving the Certified Distance Educator Award!

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. John Bourhis being awarded by Gary Rader
Dr. John Bourhis being awarded by Gary Rader

Dr. John Bourhis, Professor of Communication, became a Certified Distance Educator in recognition of his many activities in the development and practice of distance teaching and learning. Professor Bourhis earned his Doctorate in Education from the University of Minnesota. Since then he has received a number of awards and recognitions including his current status as a Blackboard Black Belt.

Congratulations Dr. John Bourhis!

 

 

 

 

Please review the Certified Distance Educator Award page for more information on how to apply.

 

 

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Outreach Marketing and Promotions hires new web, print, and social media content specialist

Taylor Vinson
Taylor Vinson

Taylor Vinson is a junior at Missouri State studying communications and minoring in advertising and promotions. As the new web, print, and social media content specialist, she is responsible for writing, proofing and editing content for Outreach units.

Her services include creating blog posts, promoting articles and services on Outreach social media platforms, writing press releases and helping Outreach Marketing and Promotions promote the awesome services that benefit students at Missouri State University.

Missouri State Outreach staff can take advantage of these services by visiting the Missouri State Outreach Marketing and Promotions newly updated job request form page to submit a project.

 

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Jokima Hiller presented with the Certified Distance Educator Award

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Jokima Hiller, recipient of the Certified Distance Educator Award.
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Wes Pratt presents Ms. Hiller a plant in appreciation for her contribution.

Jokima Hiller, instructor for the Department of Hospitality and Restaurant Administration, was honored by her department for her hard work and success in the field of distance education. Jokima received the Certified Distance Educator Award in recognition of her commitment to developing new skills in the technology and pedagogy of online and distance teaching and learning.

Jokima has her MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and her BS from Purdue University in Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional and Tourism Management.

Attending the presentation of the award was Department Head, Dr. Stephanie Hines, Dean Jahnke of CNAS and Mr. Wes Pratt, Assistant to the President & Chief Diversity Officer, and faculty from the department.

Missouri State Online salutes Jokima Hiller!

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