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April 26, 2012 / dlitgroup

Congratulations to GRCC’s Newly Online Certified Faculty!

Congratulations to the following faculty for successfully completing the Online and Hybrid Certification Course at GRCC!  This is an outstanding achievement and is an important part of expanding distance learning at the college.

In fact, 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!

These faculty join over 300 of their colleagues in advancing the next generation of teaching and learning through online courses!

John Butler English
Jianchu Chen Language and Thought
Candace Dubay English
Lyna Goto Biology
Sheryl Iott Music
James Keating Visual Arts
Julie Lackscheide Radiologic Technology
Chris Loiselle Business
Sean Mackey English
Kristin McKenzie Business
Rana Woodhull Busines
Ennis Young Psychology

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:


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