WyDEC Master Distance Educator Award

This year Alli McCown, the One-Stop Coordinator at LCCC, is the winner of the prestigious WyDEC Master Distance Educator Award. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in clinical counseling, but she found her passion in working in higher education with a job as an academic advisor at LCCC. In her…

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…

Learning Forward: Professional Development in Higher Education

by Dr. Rebecca M. Reese Everyone in education recognizes the importance of staying current in content, pedagogy, course delivery methods, and tools. Communities want the best instructors possible in every classroom. Higher education institutions often provide training opportunities for instructors to increase their awareness of the relationship between technology, pedagogy and the cognitive knowledge of…

Director’s Corner

By Les Balsiger, J.D. The Future of Lecture Capture and YuJa at LCCC Over the last six years we have been searching for a software solution that will meet all of our requirements for lecture capture, collaborative meetings, and a media server for films to use in our classes. About a year ago I received a…

Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty

Below is a list of upcoming professional development opportunities for faculty. Dates Conference Info May 22 – 25, 2016 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) International Conference and Exposition Denver, CO Conference Information May 31 – June 3, 20 Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum New Orleans, LA Conference Information June 15 – July 20, 2016 Advances…

Director’s Corner

JAN/FEB 2016 — Not so long ago big universities like Stanford, MIT and Harvard were touting MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses). These were free to anyone who wanted to take them. Over 180,000 students registered for CS50x an introductory computer science course at Harvard. However only 1,439 students completed the course and earned a certificate.…