Virtual Backpack – Coming Soon!

By Brandon Poulliot The Center for Learning Technologies is proud to introduce the LCCC Virtual Backpack. The Virtual Backpack is adapted from a Portland Community College tool and will provide new and existing instructors at LCCC with a primer on using Desire2Learn for everything from tracking grades to delivering assessments entirely online. Throughout the LCCC…

Online Instructor Certification

By Rebecca M. Reese, Ph.D. The Center for Learning Technologies is proud to launch a new professional development opportunity with the Online Instructor Certification (OIC). You will work with members of our department to discover vital instructional techniques and best practices in online learning environments.  We’ll learn about the how the brain uses different learning…

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…

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…

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;…

Enriching Online Courses with Videos

by Dr. Tim Kochery Video has served as an important mode of delivering educational content for many years, and instructional videos are often key components of online courses. Video is a medium that engages viewers through multiple senses – sight and sound – and often generates added interest, attention and excitement about a learning subject…

Suggested Practices for Online Group-work

–Dr. Timothy Kochery– Incorporating group work assignments for online learning is considered a valuable practice to provide social affiliations and build a sense of learning community. However, implementing group work in an online environment is often very challenging and requires more attention to some useful instructional strategies.  This session will provide some prominent guidelines and…