Surveying the Landscape of Distance Education

Distance Education at Stony Brook

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Ballroom A, Student Activities Center
9 to 3:30 p.m.
Breakfast and Registration begin at 8:30am


 Carey Hatch – Associate Provost Academic Technologies and Instructional Services,

Featured Speaker


Carey Hatch

Associate Provost for Academic Technologies and Information Services
Executive Director, SUNY Learning Network and Open SUNY 




Why you should attend

The purpose of the distance education symposium is to raise awareness of the state of distance teaching and learning currently in place at Stony Brook by showcasing the various delivery models, technologies, departments and schools offering programs to students at a distance. If you teach online, are designing your first online course or are just curious about teaching and learning using electronic formats, the distance education symposium provides an open, interactive opportunity to talk with veteran online Stony Brook faculty about their courses delivered in synchronous, asynchronous and blended formats. Do you have questions on the electronic tools that will fit your teaching preferences and student learning needs? Talk with the online faculty and professional staff available to answer your questions and concerns about technologies, course design, assessment, student identity and authentication in online classrooms and state authorization regulations.   

By attending this event, participants will be able to

  • Discuss online teaching practices with Stony Brook faculty currently teaching at a distance and view examples of their online courses
  • Cite examples of the pedagogical approach, mission, and administrative infrastructure of one or more distance learning initiatives currently in place at SBU
  • Describe the strategic importance of distance teaching and open courseware as part of the overarching mission of SUNY
  • Identify a specific department, school, or program which might serve as a proof of concept for participants intending to experiment with distance learning models
  • Locate sources of assistance for designing, building and implementing distance courses
  • Be poised to evaluate the relative merits of various distance learning models for potential adoption within their programs/departments

Contact Us 

For more information contact the Faculty Center at 632-2780 or email

This event is co-sponsored by the Faculty Center and the School of Professional Development, Stony Brook University.