eLearning at CGCC 1998-2015
"Faculty need to retain control of instructional technology decisions, although input from a variety of sources is appreciated."
Reaction to the Information Technology pronouncement that the college would be "PC only," and employees would not be given the choice to use Macs.
This was representative of the conflicts that arose between IT and Instruction at the time, and was a major reason for establishing an Instructional Technologist position.
Full time Instructional Technologist hired.
Discussion of hybrid courses.
Panel discussion/demonstration of hybrid classes at CGCC (English, Biology, History)
Blackboard (Bb) 4-Day Summer Institute
First Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) Resource Faculty selected
(a partial reassignment)
First Bb Users' Group. Discussed roles and whether or not to become an "online education group" beyond Bb.
MCLI promotes creation of hybrid courses.
Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is formed.
Initial meeting of the ad hoc Online Learning Committee.
Ultimately the group addresses:
"Does Your Division Offer any eLearning Courses?"
"Does the college have a specific definition of 'hybrid'?"
Guest: Shelley Rodrigo (MCLI-appointed Hybrid Specialist)
Summary of eLearning info for 2004-2005
Costs & Benefits of eLearning for Students, Faculty, Support Areas, and the Institution
ONLINE: 22 sections, 16 courses
Hybrid Initiative Team for Spring 2006:
Faculty eLearning Coordinator position as a new faculty line ranked dead last by the Faculty Staffing Committee.
Alternate plan suggested in which multiple faculty who would be partially reassigned would collectively serve as eLearning Coordinator.
PSA "eLearning Support Person" established.
ICC Chair requests Division Chairs to request DCC support for hiring an eLearning Faculty Coordinator for CGCC.
Hybrid Brown Bag generates ideas for a faculty development approach to eLearning.
Establish mandatory training or internal certification for instructors of online courses.
WHAT KIND OF GUIDELINES?
ITC has come up with various guidelines over time...
This is an issue for Chairs to consolidate...
(hybrid courses are not part of the HLC equation)
(Are you ready to teach online/hybrid?)
eLearning Training Discussion:
Examples of possible Training Structure
OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1, 2016
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