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November 4, 2011 / dlitgroup

Celebrating National Distance Learning Week at GRCC!

“National Distance Learning Week” is November 7-11.  This is a week that focuses on flexible learning options such as online and hybrid courses.

GRCC’s ACCESS End statement captures the focus of distance learning in that “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.”

Along with this end statement, GRCC has a Distance Learning College Action Project (2.2.1) to expand the distance learning program.  This CAP is also an AQIP Project.  This Fall semester, there are nearly 5,000 enrollments in online/hybrid courses at the college.  Enrollment is up 20% from Fall 2010 and there are already 3,500 enrollments in distance learning courses for the upcoming Winter 2012 semester.

If you are a Professor at GRCC we invite you and encourage you to join over 290 of your colleagues and become certified to teach online by taking the Online and Hybrid Certification Course.  You can sign up through the Center for Teaching Excellence here.

Further, as part of the Distance Learning College Action Project the college is working on expanding online learning by offering more online courses.  If you are interested in placing a course online, please visit: for details on how to begin offering a course in an online or hybrid format.  The Department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies provides resources, support, and training for faculty in this process.

In celebration of this week, webinars will be available through the United States Distance Learning Association and cover topics such as: Online Learning – Will the growth continue?, Learning Styles: Do they really matter?, Virtual Worlds / Mobile Learning, and Brain-based Adaptive Learning.  More information.

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