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1 Centra is Paying Dividends at Northern Virginia Community College

2 Dan Alford Instructional Technologist Cathy Simpson Coordinator NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Technical Applications Center

3 Centra at NVCC Scope of Centra at NVCC Decision to Purchase Rollout Plan Pilot Projects Blackboard/Centra Connection Centra Support for NVCC Students and Faculty Technical Support NVCC Centra Targets – Where Are We Going?

4 Scope of Centra at NVCC Centra supported events in traditional courses Centra supported events in distance courses Centra supported events in hybrid courses Centra distance courses Centra e-meetings

5 Decision to Purchase State and College mandate to increase number of courses offered to increase enrollment College mandate to increase number of distance courses offered Reduction of courses offered through video conferencing Initial purchase FA 2002 Increased seats FA 2003

6 Rollout Plan Define detailed rollout activities Develop training materials Deliver demonstrations, face-to-face workshops, online training Identify and support series of pilot Centra projects Maintain and update Centra server

7 Redesign and maintain NVCC Centra student and faculty web sites Design and maintain online database for workshop registration and evaluation Collaborate with NVCC IT Help Desk for student technical support for access and use Establish policies and procedures for Centra use, including naming conventions, student enrollment

8 Plan and implement processes for assessing effectiveness of learning in Centra environment Establish project budget needs and deadlines Identify additional equipment needs Identify and justify staffing needs Research and recommend other Centra applications

9 Pilot Projects Guest speakers Demonstrations Speech presentations Lecture delivery with interaction Question and answers Office hours for tutorial assistance Class small group work

10 Blackboard/Centra Connection Each course using Centra has a Blackboard component to house course materials asynchronous discussion forums online testing

11 Centra Support for Students/Faculty Student and faculty support web sites with online tutorials IT Help Desk Learning materials Forms for course development proposals, planning, & procedures Batch enrollment of students Faculty online workshop registration & evaluation

12 Technical Support Centra administrator Technical Applications Center IT Help Desk Server support

13 NVCC Centra Targets - Where Are We Going Centra events in traditional and distance learning courses Centra delivered distance learning courses Centra delivered programs e-meetings

14 QUESTIONS?

15 Dan Alford Instructional Technologist Cathy Simpson Coordinator


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