Missouri State Outreach to offer a second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Laura Ingalls Wilder, April 6. Click here for more information and to get enrolled.
Missouri State Online has been recognized by Affordable Colleges Foundation as the 25th best online college for 2014-2015 in the United States.
Affordable Colleges Foundation bases their ranking on academic rigor, student support and affordability. The specific criteria may be found online at Affordable Colleges Online.
Missouri State’s undergraduate degree program in Informational Technology Service Management ranked third among Computer Science Online’s “2015’s Best Colleges for Online Computer Science Degrees.”
Computer Science Online looks at cost structures, award-winning faculty, and student support services when making their choice.
Missouri State will be honoring veterans November 11. Veterans and their guests may enjoy a FREE breakfast served 8-9:30am. A guest speaker, musical entertainment and taps are also scheduled. Make plans to attend now!
For details download your Veterans Day 2014 brochure now!
MSU Bears @ West Plains Day will be held Monday, October 20, 2014 from 10am-2pm in Gohn Hall on the West Plains campus.
Speak with MSU staff regarding the educational opportunities available in West Plains, following the completion of your associate degree from Missouri State-West Plains.
A transfer coordinator and advisors will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you in the right direction.
There will also be food, fun and prizes available!
For more information, contact: Deanna Smith, MSU-West Plains • Gohn Hall 101 • 417-255-7777
Last week Dr. Gary Rader concluded his virtual service-learning course PLS 101 American Democracy. What made this course unique was the collaboration with a counter-part course and professor, Dr. Mariana Gonzalez, at IDES (Institute for Advanced Learning) in Rio Tercero, Argentina.
This collaboration between the two professors and two institutions (MSU and IDES) has been developing since 2012. The MSU course was also part of a pilot program to test out Collaborate from Blackboard which is a new web-conferencing software.
The two sets of students in the two institutions studied the levels of political efficacy and civic engagement among their fellow students. Synchronous meetings were held between the Rotary Club leaders in Springfield as well as Rio Tercero.
The final session presented the survey data in a synchronous session between the students of both classes and the Mayor of Springfield and the Secretary of Education in Rio Tercero. So far the reaction among students in both countries, their instructors and the invited guests has been positive.
Further collaboration and expansion of collaboration between the two institutions is in the works. Dr. Rader has been invited to present the findings of the project to an International Conference on Education in Argentina in 2015. Dr. Gonzalez and other officials involved in the project in Rio Tercero may visit campus in spring 2015.
These are exciting times in which to teach with technology designed to enhance MSU’s mission to expand cultural competence and community engagement.