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August 27, 2012 / dlitgroup

Congratulations to GRCC’s Newly Certified Online 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 4,500 student enrollments this past Summer semester (making up 30% of all credits offered) in online courses.  This represents a 14% 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.

Name Department
Latasha Chaffin Social Sciences
Leanne Challa English
Tamera Detrick Language & Thought
Patricia Dockham Physical Science
Jackson Fox Business
Andrea Hayes Mathematics
Heather Mol Nursing
Elizabeth Peters English
James Schaap Computer Applications
Benjamin Smith Automotive

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 Faculty Facilitator) and Meegan Willi (DLIT Instructional Technologist/Designer) for being the co-facilitators of the OHCC course along with Lisa Gloege, Gary Ebels, and Mursalata Muhammad who also assisted.  Kudos as well 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: http://www.grcc.edu/distancelearning , the OHCC syllabus here: http://www.grcc.edu/ohccsyllabus and consult the CTE webpage for upcoming trainings: http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg

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