Thinking about taking an online course? We compiled some helpful tips that will assist you when you’re taking a distance education class at Cincinnati State. Read more
(12/02/11) As distance education becomes more and more popular, certain strategies, tips, and guidelines have been proven to help instructors get started on what can seem like an overwhelming task- creating an online course. We’ve compiled a list of ten best practices that we believe can help save distance education instructors a lot of time when teaching or developing online courses. Read more
(03/24/11) CState Online held a Quality Matters workshop on campus Friday, March 18th, 2011. The workshop was lead by Lisa Clark and covered the Quality Matters rubric. The workshop was attended by Cincinnati State distance learning faculty as well as patrons from other schools in the region. Read more
(02/25/11) Peggy Rolfsen, an instructor in the Biology Department at Cincinnati State, was recognized by the Instructional Technology Council as a Distinguished eLearning Educator. Cincinnati State nominated Rolfsen as an exemplary member of the community and for accomplishing great things for her students and for the field of distance learning. Rolfsen was recognized at the eLearning 2011 conference held at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Read more
(10/6/10) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College is joining 16 other community colleges across the Midwest in launching a novel series of courses involving health information technology. It’s all part of the long-anticipated effort to implement an electronic health records system in the United States – one capable of letting physicians, hospitals, pharmacists and other providers communicate with each other about the same patient without needless duplication, while allowing patients to protect their privacy and retain control of their own information.
Colleges and universities in Greater Cincinnati and throughout the country offer courses – and occasionally whole degree programs – in this field. So what’s so special about the courses that are kicking off now at Cincinnati State? They’re rooted in the health reform bill passed by Congress last year and signed into law by President Obama. Read more
(08/12/10) Cincinnati State students will have a new option starting Early Fall Term for acquiring textbooks. They’ll be able to rent certain books, rather than buying them. The attraction is at the front end: a rental textbook, on average, costs about half what it would take to buy a new one, according to Laura Smith, textbook manager for the Cincinnati State Bookstore (which is operated under contract by the Follett Corporation).
Students, of course, can typically sell back a purchased textbook – sometimes for as much as half of what they paid for the original. But renting has proven a popular option at Follett bookstores on campuses across the country, Smith says, because it lowers the initial outlay for students. Read more
(06/29/10) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has presented faculty members Brad Levy and Dr. Jon P. McKamey with its House-Bruckmann Award for 2010 in recognition of excellence in teaching. The award was presented during a recent ceremony on campus, and Levy and Dr. McKamey were recognized during Cincinnati State’s commencement ceremony June 24. Read more
(04/09/11)Cincinnati State is one of 17 community colleges in the Midwest, and one of 70 in the United States, chosen to participate in a federal program designed to train workers for jobs supporting a fast-growing health information network. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (or HITECH) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 as part of the economic stimulus package, contains a variety of measures designed to encourage the rapid adoption of electronic health information technologies by physicians, hospitals and other providers. Read more
Paul DeNu, the recently retired dean of the Center for Innovative Technologies (CIT), was one of the first to create an online course at Cincinnati State, in cooperation with CIT Associate Dean Connie Sketch. “The course, ET 9300 Technology Career Preparation, gives an overview of most of the academic programs offered in the Center for Innovative Technologies,” DeNu explained. “It is intended to help students understand the career path they have chosen, as well as other careers in information and engineering technology. Read more