First CLT Golden Egg Award!

The CLT would like to recognize the hard work of Amy Ehlman on a project to identify opportunities to increase the number of degrees and certificates available online at LCCC. Amy went above and beyond by creating a functional spreadsheet with every requirement and pre-requisite for all degrees and certificates. With her help, we identified…

Director’s Corner

By Les Balsiger Increasing Student Success and Retention in Online Classes National statistics tell us that online students have slightly lower retention and success rates. It does not have to be this way. Student success and retention can be improved in your online classes. First, make sure that your class is well organized and easy…

Thanks to the Early Adopters of YuJa!

At the end of the 2016 spring semester, LCCC adopted YuJa Active Learning Platform as a replacement for Tegrity, MediaCast, and BlackBoard Collaborate. YuJa provides lecture capture, web meeting, and a wide variety of other capabilities for instructors and students alike.  Prior to the adoption, we had some of our great instructors volunteer to pilot…

Mobile in Mind

By Brandon Poulliot In the past decade, mobile device ownership has skyrocketed thanks to the advent of the smartphone. For most students – and likely even some instructors – the ubiquity of mobile devices makes it seem as though tablets and smartphones have been around forever, when the reality is that the first generation iPhone came…

Video Playback and Windows 10

By Laura Sigsbury You will begin hearing more issues about video playback now that most of us are using Windows 10.  You will see messages such as “This plugin is not supported” or “Invalid File Format”. In addition, you may be surprised that you can no longer play video DVD’s with Windows 8 or 10. …

Incorporating Video into Online Courses

By Dr. Tim Kochery The prior E-Zine edition (April 21; Issue 05) contained an article entitled “Enriching Online Courses with Videos.” That article presented information which demonstrated many benefits of using videos in online courses. Video is a very powerful form of multimedia communication that adds visual and auditory information to text-based content. Through the…

Online Campus

By Les Balsiger and Rebecca M. Reese In fall of 2015, The Center for Learning Technologies was given an Innovation Award to form an Online Task Force comprised of faculty, administrators, and CLT staff members The members of this task force included Les Balsiger, Director, Center for Learning Technologies; Kathy Hathaway, Dean of Math and Science;…