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1 1 Distance Learning College Action Project UPDATE – September 22, 2011 Presented by: Eric Kunnen, M.A. Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies

2 DL CAP - Expanding the Distance Learning Program Purpose Increase the College’s online teaching presence so that 25% of courses offered exist in an online or hybrid modality. Project Champion Eric Kunnen, Director, Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies CAP Team David Anderson (Information Technology); Fred Bauman (IT Support), Eric Kunnen (Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies - DLIT); Eric Mullen (Student Life); Garret Brand (DLIT and Professor); Heath Chelesvig (Institutional Research); James Schafer (Media Technologies); Pat Ingersoll (Library); Meegan Lillis (DLIT); and Jose Mora (DLIT). 2

3 Links and Connections 2.0 Access End GRCC Minimizes the barriers of time, place, cost, and educational preparation levels so that all members of the community have an opportunity to participate in college programs – Expanding the Distance Learning Program. Related CAPs – Integrate the Starfish Early Alert program into all GRCC programs and courses – Strengthen faculty professional development programs and processes. 3

4 Trends in Online Enrollment at GRCC 4

5 Fall 2011 Distance Learning Statistics 4,779 Students Enrolled 9% of all credits 19.7% growth from ,390 Unique Students 17,601 total students 19.2% of all students Courses Online 78 Online (191 sections) 19 Hybrid (44 sections) 156 Courses Approved 13 In Progress 284 Instructors Certified Nearly 70 New Certified New Offerings 5

6 Technologies to Support the Work 6

7 History, Highlights, and Accomplishments 2009 –August | Learning Day and President’s Goal 25% 2010 –March | CAP Established at Deans –September | DL CAP Team Begins –October | Deans Update –November | Deans Update & Capacity Study –December | AGC Update 2011 –February | Deans Sub-Committee for Approvals Formed –February | Online Student Research –March | Course Rubric & Course Review Team Formed & ESP Hired –June | Enterprise Analyst / Hired –July | Instructional Designer/Technologist / Hired & DLIT Budget Acquired –August | HLC Application for Distance Delivery –September | Senior Enterprise Analyst / Posted 7

8 Report Card TargetsProgressEvidence / Areas of Growth Institutional Context and Commitment 1 - DL CAP, Mission, Access End Online courses and enrollment continues to grow. Fall 2011 is the largest enrollment so far with 4,779. Institutional Context and Commitment 2, 3 - Technical, Staffing, Budget, Policies and Procedures, DLIT Hiring of Enterprise Analyst, ESP (shared), Instructional Designer/Technologist, and Budget, IT Support [Faculty Help Desk] Curriculum and Instruction 4 - CARP, MCCVLC, Blackboard, Bookstore, eStudent Services Certification process for faculty. DL Standards, Best in class LMS with technologies to support active learning. [Quality, DL Standards] 8 *HLC – “Best Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs” 1 – Article 1a Program Consistent with Institution’s Role and Mission 2 – Article 1c Budgets and Policies Reflect Commitment 3 – Article 1d,1e, 1g, 1h, 1i, 1j Adequacy of Technical, Infrastructure, Support, Facilities, Staffing, Organizational Structures to Support Program 4 – Article 2a, 2d, 2e Academically Qualified Faculty, Quality Control, Performance Expectations, Active Learning and Student Engagement and Technologies to Support

9 Report Card (continued) TargetsProgressEvidence Faculty Support 5 - Contract, Certification, Resources, and Training DLIT/CTE Contract, EOL Faculty, OHCC, IP, Hiring of Instructional Designer/Technologist [Ownership of Content] Student Support 6 - eStudent Services, Help Desk and Orientation, Starfish Early Alert & Retention Starfish, Student Research, Revised Orientation, eTutoring [Orientation, 24x7 Student Help Desk] Evaluation and Assessment 7 - Bb Survey, DLIT DAP, DL CAP Standard Assessments, Proctoring, SafeAssign, New Bb Rubrics & Standards/Outcomes [Effectiveness of DL, Surveys, Assessment, CQI] 9 *HLC – “Best Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs” 5 – Article 3a, 3b, 3c Intellectual Property, Workload, Faculty Contract, Support for Course Development, Training 6 – Article 4a, 4b, 4c Commitment to Student Support, Orientation, Student Services 7 – Article 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e Effectiveness of DL Program (Retention, Faculty/Student Satisfaction), Student Performance, Learning Outcomes, Program Assessment, Student Identity, Surveys

10 Goals for The goals of this project include: –To write a distance learning business plan to assess current resources and capacity while laying out recommendations to expand online learning. –To increase online number of course offerings. –To increase instructor certifications & professional development. –To streamline online course development. –To improve online course quality. –To collaborate with student facing departments and systems for improving student readiness, orientation, and retention. –To acquire HLC accreditation. 10

11 11 Thank You!  Questions  Discussion  Suggestions  Comments  Feedback "Nothing is as likely to change the face of higher education over the next decade as the switch to more online learning." - College of 2020: Students, Chronicle of Research Services "Nothing is as likely to change the face of higher education over the next decade as the switch to more online learning." - College of 2020: Students, Chronicle of Research Services


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