Adjunct Faculty Learning Day - GRCC

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Distance Learning, Wimba Pronto, NBC Learn, and Blackboard at GRCC.

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  • Thank you to Ann, Penni, the presenters… and you!
  • Fall 2009 Data from MCCVLC: http://www.mccvlc.org/~staff/content.cfm?ID=231
  • Wimba Pronto - extend beyond the classroom – help to build communication and office hours for students since not on campus perhaps as much as full time.
  • Adjunct Faculty Learning Day - GRCC

    1. 1. Welcome! Adjunct Faculty Learning Day March 27, 2010 <ul><li>Eric Kunnen, M.A. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>125 MAIN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>234-3205 </li></ul></ul>Grand Rapids, Michigan
    2. 2. Distance Learning Team <ul><li>Eric Kunnen: Director </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Facilitators: Garry Brand, Melanie Forbes, Bill Faber </li></ul><ul><li>Bb Solutions Engineer: Szymon Machajewski (IT) </li></ul><ul><li>Student Workers </li></ul>
    3. 3. Distance Learning @ GRCC <ul><li>What is Distance Learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online: A course facilitated entirely online (in Blackboard) with few (if any) on campus meetings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hybrid: An online course with scheduled on campus instructional time not to exceed 50%. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Current Status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of instructors certified = 160+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of sections offered = 140+ (3000+ students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GRCC is 7 th in total enrollment (2359) and 8 th in the number of courses offered online (116) based on MCCVLC Fall 2009 data. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>President’s Goal of 25% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>August 27, 2009 Learning Day Announcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 Enrollment Data = 5.6% </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Distance Learning CAP Description <ul><li>Increase the College’s online teaching presence so that 25% of courses offered exist in an online or hybrid modality. This growth should take place over the next 3-5 years and include a comprehensive assessment of current resources, teaching practices, capacity, training needs, and other infrastructural components necessary to fully support accomplishment of the CAP. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Strategic Connections <ul><li>Goal #1 Grand Rapids Community College students will become successful learners and responsible community members. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.1 Academic Challenge. Students will undertake CHALLENGING intellectual and CREATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES that lead to the achievement of general learner and program-specific curricular outcomes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.2 ACTIVE and COLLABORATIVE Learning. Students will be actively involved in their education and will apply what they are learning in a variety of settings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.3 Student Effort. Students will cultivate practices that lead to their success. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.4 Support for Learners. Students will access support services that promote success in their academic, community, and personal lives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.5 Student-Faculty Interaction. Students will ENGAGE in activities with faculty IN and OUT of the CLASSROOM to IMPROVE LEARNING and persistence to goal achievement. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Technology and Adjunct Faculty <ul><li>Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>Wimba Pronto (Online Office Hours) http://www.grcc.edu/pronto </li></ul><ul><li>NBC Learn Video http://www.grcc.edu/nbclearn </li></ul><ul><li>Camtasia Relay (Easy Screen Capture) http://www.grcc.edu/relay </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul>
    7. 7. Wordle.net
    8. 8. Thank You! <ul><li>Have a great day of learning! </li></ul>

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