eLearning @ QCC
At Queensborough Community College academic success of our students is at the core of who and what we are. Here at Queensborough Community College we are always looking for new and improved ways to increase our student’s retention and understanding of complex and complicated concepts and ideas; while preparing them for success in the ever evolving world of work. To this end we have always embraced and pioneered the use of new technologies in our classrooms to improve our students learning experiences. Thus it should be no surprise that today we are again at the forefront of technology developing new and advance e-learning strategies to improve our students learning experiences.
Type of eLearning Courses
Queensborough Community College currently offers Hybrid/Blended, Online , and Web-enhanced courses.
Online: In our fully online classes there are no face-to- face meetings, all class meetings are conducted in a virtual online setting where all class meetings are simulated and replaced by multimedia and other digital content with all exams being conducted on-line.
Hybrid/Blended: In our partially online classes we offer the best of both worlds where students are able to benefit from both a traditional face-to-face learning experience complemented with all the benefits of e-learning.
Web-Enhanced: Our web-enhanced courses are traditional face-to- face classes in which the instructor incorporates myriad e-learning technologies to enhance the students in and out of class room learning experience; while preparing them for a future of e-learning.
Encompassing a three‐semester commitment during which faculty develop and teach a quality online course, the eLearning Institute begins with a series of intensive, hands‐on workshops covering the pedagogy and technology available to today’s online developers/teachers.
In addition, this institute initiates a relationship between the faculty member and an assigned faculty mentor which continues throughout the three semesters of the program. Mentors and mentees use the highly regarded and nationally recognized Quality Matters rubric to guide the course development effort and assess the quality of the newly designed course. Once approved by the mentor, the course is taught online by the mentee and refined as needed for two semesters.
Ongoing support for the eLearning Institute is provided by the Center in Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) & Office of Educational Technology (OET) in the form of individual help and additional technology workshops. More than 115 faculty members have participated to date.