Pennsylvania State University—​World Campus

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Technology & Support

Networking

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Technology

Apple Yes
PC Yes
Required Internet speed DSL
Live streaming video Yes
Live streaming audio Yes
Recorded video Yes
Recorded audio Yes
Software-based readers Yes
Application for display on tablet computer Yes
Application for display on smartphone No
Bulletin boards Yes
Simulations Yes
Online labs Yes
Learning management system Yes
All courses accessible to students from one learning management system Yes
Online course development In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers Yes
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Most assessment strategies are group and project based involving papers and presentations.Where a high stakes exam is integrated into the course we use the Kryterion Secure OnlineTesting system. Students must authenticate by both photo and data forensics methods and are proctored by a live proctor who observes the exam remotely. In the case of major papers faculty have access to Turnitin where they can determine if any sections of a paper have been plagiarized.Through the combination of group work, online discussions, synchronous meetings through Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate Live), and other assignments the faculty member can draw upon results of past work to determine if a current submission may have been submitted by another person.

Types of Learning Management Systems Used

Blackboard Collaborate Yes
Google Applications Yes
Moodle Yes
Other software Yes
Other software description ANGEL, YouSeeU, VoiceThread, Aplia, Coglab, Ethics.com

Services

Academic advising Yes
Bookstore Yes
Career placement assistance Yes
Email address Yes
Financial aid office/services Yes
Access to digitized library materials Yes
Access to live librarian Yes
Local area network Yes
Mentoring Yes
Technical support Yes
Live tutoring Yes
Writing workshops Yes

Support From Faculty

Instructor office hours (weekly) 3
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours) 24
24-7 live tech support No
Tech support availability
Weekend days (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weekend nights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Sometimes
Weekend overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never
Weekdays (7:00 am - 5:59 pm) Always
Weeknights (6:00 pm - 9:59 pm) Always
Weekday overnights (10:00 pm - 6:59 am) Never

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