Presentation on theme: "Ruth Ann Balla Executive Director, Virtual College."— Presentation transcript:
Ruth Ann Balla Executive Director, Virtual College
In 2008-09, MDC enrolled 167,539 students in credit and non-credit classes The MDC student population is 68% Hispanic, 19% African American, and 9% White Non-Hispanic Over half of MDC students are first generation college students 66% of MDC students are US citizens 49% of MDC students are native English speakers, while 43% are native Spanish speakers 72% of MDC students are employed, 20% of which work F/T Approximately 30% of MDC students are below the poverty level; 61% are low- income
The Virtual College is MDC’s online learning program Larger than 4 of MDC’s 8 campuses This term (Fall 2009), the Virtual College had 11,738 seats in 456 classes, 93.6% of which were filled. Each year, 15 to 30 new courses are developed for online delivery.
85% attach documents and pictures to email 83% access the internet and use web addresses 75% use word processing 54% participate in social networking sites such as Facebook
Student orientations are available for students who are taking a Virtual College course for the first time The number of students who participated in orientation last academic year: Fall 2008: 665 Spring 2009: 2150 Summer 2009: 2284
The learning management system, ANGEL is used by: Blended Online Web-enhanced courses There are 757 faculty trained in ANGEL Over 27,000 students are using ANGEL this term!
Over one million logins each year! Primary use – Academic Software Courtyard users— 94% are minorities 91.6% work FT or PT 66.8% use the Courtyard more than twice a week 31% work on Virtual College courses