EDC Minutes for April 26, 2000, 9D-5, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Comments / Outcome
|Ideas regarding distance learning and learning with
technology were discussed by faculty, managers, and staff at the Distance Learning
Hybrid Retreat, March 1-6. The retreat Summary Report, written by Terri Beam, Tamra
Horton, and Christine Tunstall, may be viewed at the EDC website: http://vclass.mtsac.edu/edc/retreat/summary.htm
|At the conference, Terri and Christine attended
presentations that included accessibility, reciprocal testing, counseling, academic
systems, English and Math tutorials, and Blackboard.
|Terri reported that the writing of the Academic Senate
position paper on Distance Learning is still in progress.
|A new hybrid course for faculty, "Introduction to
Online Learning," has been approved by the Professional Development Council and
Staff & Organizational Learning. It will be taught for 6-8 weeks during the 2001
Fall Semester by Terri and Vic Zamora. Faculty will receive credit for the course and
will learn how to use a web board, analyze three learning platforms, and evaluate
|EDC members were asked to work on drafts for updating
the Distance Learning Course Approval form and submit electronically to Kerry Stern.
|In an effort to encourage active participation in the
EDC, Kerry will send a letter to all reporting program representatives.
Summer Bridge: Meghan Chen reported that there are 300 applicants for
the 200 available slots for Summer Academy, and she has received several calls from high
schools about the program. She said it is growing rapidly, and she will write another
grant as ½ of the funding will end in June 2002.
Weekend Business College: Bob Farris announced that beginning in Fall
2001, four Business certificate programs will be offered via distance learning, and the
goal is to offer all of their 19 courses through distance learning in the near future.
- The EDC meeting time for Fall semester may need to be changed. Committee members
were asked to email Kerry with their time availability on Thursdays.
- Kerry and Terri will attend the Publisher's Expo at the CVC Regional meeting held
on Friday, April 27, at L.A. Trade Tech.
- Dwight Ayle and Dick Ryerson distributed their draft proposal for "Summer
Institute on Online Teaching Approaches."