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Educational Technology Committee

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About the ETC:
We are a committee of the Academic Senate. Generally, our committee is the D/DL (distributed and distance learning) committee as provisioned under Article 40 of the AFT/LACCD contract. In addition to Distance Education (DE), the committee deals with the use of technology in all aspects of the delivery of learning (classroom, distance, or otherwise). We also work together with the campus Technology Committee to create perpetual improvements in delivering technologically assisted, engaging learning opportunities for our students.
 
The ETC is dedicated to helping Pierce and its faculty deliver great learning opportunities by having its students and faculty be fully engaged as the result of the effective use of technology.
 
 
Student-Instructor Interaction in Distance Education:
Student success in online learning is very dependent upon keeping students engaged in their learning.  Frequent and significant interaction by the faculty member is not just a best practice, it is also the policy adopted by our Faculty Senate. Check out the "Pierce College Instructor/Student Contact Policy for Distance Education Courses" here or in the documents folder at the top left.
 
Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines:
The California Community Colleges Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines Task Force has released their updated guidelines that affect distance education. The document is also available in our "Documents" folder (top/left)
 
Do you Moodle?:
Moodle is the tool used by "Pierce Online" for course delivery, but it is also a great tool to use for any course whether it's online or not. You can start with some very basic functionality at first that can be learned in a matter of minutes. Then add more functionality a little at a time. The great thing is that your current courses can be copied for future semesters, tweaked and supplemented; -- all without "reinventing the wheel" each semester. For help getting started, contact our great Moodle team at: moodle@piercecollege.edu

 

11/12/2014 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
12/10/2014 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
1/14/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
2/11/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
3/11/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
4/8/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
5/13/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
6/10/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
7/8/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
8/12/2015 2:00 PM Meeting 
This is for the Fall and Spring Semesters.
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