Welcome to the KU Center for Online and Distance Learning

We are proud to partner with faculty to bring online and hybrid learning to KU.  As a service organization for faculty, our instructional designers and eLearning support specialists provide a wide range of pedagogy and media expertise to help you envision and implement online courses. Whether in Budig or in your office, the Center for Online and Distance Learning has staff available to assist you.

Please contact us at any time to discuss your ideas and schedule an appointment.

Learn how we can work together.


Lunch & Learn Sessions

CODL hosts faculty sessions focusing on ideas, issues, and resources for online and hybrid learning.  We hope you will join us for these campus discussion opportunities.  If not, video versions will be available following most sessions.

The next Lunch & Learn will be held on March 9, 2015 at noon in the Kansas Union International Room. Professors Doug Ward, Jerry Crawford and Tomas Volek will discuss "Teaching in the Intersession - Lessons from an Accelerated Format." Online learning presents the opportunity to reach students wherever they are. Hear how the School of Journalism and Mass Communications has leveraged online accelerated courses to offer students options during the winter break intersession.

The April Lunch & Learn will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at noon in the Kansas Union Pine Room. Paul Atchley, Brent Metz, and Trevor Rivers will discuss "Intro to the Major: Helping students be successful with online resources." Learn about how three academic departments are helping students navigate their major, explore career options, and be successful through an online Intro to the Major.

Our last L&L event was held on February 11, 2015.
The February Lunch & Learn was presented by Dr. Brad Osborn and was titled, "Developing Online Modules to Support A Flipped Classroom." Dr. Osborn shared his experiences working with CODL and CTE in designing materials and filming instructional videos for the purpose of flipping his courses, as well as how the materials changed both the day-to-day operations and the educational outcomes of the courses.
Click on the link below to watch the February L&L event.
View our previous Lunch & Learn sessions in our video library.
Faculty Course Support

CODL staff are available to answer your questions or schedule a consultation about your course development needs.  We provide instructional design, media production, and expertise in hybrid and online learning. We look forward to hearing from you at 785-864-1000 or onlinelearning@ku.edu

"CODL has helped me figure out appropriate strategies for converting some of the conventional classroom techniques that I use in a face-to-face setting to a format that will work for an online class"

J. Megan Greene
Director, Associate Professor
Center for East Asian Studies

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