Online learning continues to grow at GRCC with over 5,100 student enrollments this Winter semester in online courses. This represents a 20% increase in one year. Furthermore, according to the 2011 Survey of Online Learning, the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6 million with nearly 1/3 of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course. This trend, along with GRCC’s Distance Learning College Action Project’s purpose which is to expand the college’s online learning program so that 25% of the courses at GRCC are offered in the online and hybrid format demonstrates the commitment to distance learning.
The Department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies would like to recognize the following faculty in their recent Online & Hybrid Certification! They join over 300 of their colleagues in advancing the next generation of teaching and learning through online courses.
- Brent Alles – Business Department
- Dave Beighley – Psychology
- Jocelyn Bunce – Wellness
- Kymberli Flanagan – Culinary Arts
- Neal Getz – Social Sciences
- Mary Godfrey – Dental
- Michael Halprin – Computer Applications
- Daniel Jesse – Language and Thought
- Nicholas Johnson – English
- Katherine Leeuwenburg – Computer Applications
- Victoria McCarthy – Performing Arts
- Karen Niemchick – Biology
- Tammy Scott – English
- Michaelene White – Psychology
- Nefertiti Williams – Mathematics
- Mary Jo Zygmond – Social Sciences
The Online & Hybrid Certification Course is a 5 week certification course that provides faculty with skills, techniques, and strategies to prepare, design, and teach online courses. Thanks to Garry Brand (Business Department Professor and DLIT Lead Faculty Facilitator), Meegan Willi (DLIT Instructional Technologist/Designer), and Tim Koets and Luann Keizer (Computer Applications Department and DLIT Faculty Facilitators) for being the facilitators of the OHCC course. And to the Center for Teaching Excellence for providing the registration and logistics that makes this training a success.
Interested in joining your peers and becoming certified to teach online at GRCC? Check out the Teaching Online web page at DLIT here, the OHCC syllabus here and consult the CTE webpage for upcoming trainings.