4-VA @ ODU
ODU joined 4-VA in December, 2014 and is committed to providing resources to support 4-VA’s efforts in a variety of areas. 4-VA at ODU is interested in providing remote expertise in their graduate nursing program, The Virginia Consortium, Cybersecurity of Critical Infrastructures, and foreign languages. They are also interested in sharing resources from their Center for Learning and Teaching and a summer institute web conference.
In the spring of 2016, ODU joined JMU in a technical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) shared course. The following fall ODU joined the applications UAV course through telepresence with GMU and JMU.
Course redesign through distance learning will be supported through telepresence with WebEx and Adobe Connect. ODU has eight design teams building online programs that can also be used to support this initiative. 4-VA at ODU plans to contribute to collaborative efforts by providing telepresence system recovery support—a joint test environment for new telepresence systems—and the scheduling system, as well as provide support for bandwidth constraints and operating systems.
ODU Campus Coordinator
ODU is a public research institution which places great emphasis on collaborative research and continues to be an active partner in supporting 4-VA and its fellow institutions in this initiative. Through collaboration, new ideas, directions, and initiatives can take place and further assist the commonwealth with moving forward now and in the future.
ODU is committed to providing pathways in which community college graduates can complete their undergraduate degrees. Articulation agreements are one example of how the university is working with community colleges to provide a streamlined approach and process for transferability from two-year to four-year academic programs. ODU is also working diligently to identify the needs of both its traditional students and adult learners to ensure course accessibility online and to ultimately meet the needs of its students.
ODU continues to provide a robust online presence within the commonwealth and beyond with an emphasis on providing accessibility for all Virginians. In collaboration with its faculty, the Center for Learning and Teaching continues to lead the charge with innovative approaches to defining effective course design models as well as collaboration with fellow 4-VA institutions to design and deliver quality online academic programs.
ODU finds value in sharing not only research, but unique educational opportunities with its 4-VA partners. The university values the opportunities to share academic courses between institutions in order to provide access to unique courses from various institutions as well as the opportunity for student collaboration across participating institutions.