Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies would like to thank the faculty and staff who were able to attend the Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels session in White Hall on the GRCC DeVos Campus on Wednesday, January 18th. Thank you also to Gary Ebels for being the host of the session.
There were many conversations related to iPads and some of the apps that are being used for productivity, for learning, and for teaching. If you are interested in learning more about various apps and the GRCC Digital Initiative (http://www.grcc.edu/grccdigital) which can help you try out various instructional technologies in your teaching, check out this Delicious Stack http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/QfkIRW
Yesterday in the Raider Grille, GRCC held a “Student Satisfaction Fair” and invited students to submit their thoughts on how well the college is doing at meeting their needs, as well as offer suggestions on new services or improvements. As an enticement, any student who participated was entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card to the bookstore.
This week, Sasha Ahmed, GRCC’s team culinary coach, (who took our team to first place last spring in Boyne even above the professionals) took one of our student culinary team memebers, Derek Warren, to Chicago for the S. Pellegrino collegiate hot food competition. The competition is an invitation-only affair and was earned as a result of GRCC’s fantastic reputation. A win here could send the team to the National Finals in Las Vegas.
The competition is being held at Kendal Culinary College in Chicago. Derek will be featuring his families blueberries from their blueberry farm here in Michigan as well as featuring his lamb dish. In two hours he must present eight perfect and identical plates from scratch. More information available here.