Presented at the ITC e-Learning 2009 Conference
Asst. Director – Virtual Learning
David Rausch, PhD
Director – Center for Teaching and Learning
Macomb Community College
As colleges recognize the opportunities and advantages technology brings to the face-to-face and virtual classroom, the distinction between those who provide instructional design, IT, and academic development support blurs. Quality faculty support requires an understanding of adult learning and a focused approach to reducing unnessary faculty effort. Simple tools such as learning object repositories provide an array of resources that can make things easier for faculty and college's support teams. The presenters will discuss techniques for successfully supporting faculty in the virtual classroom including certification training, the use of open labs, workshop formats, and virtual meeting/training tools.