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Distance Learning FIG

The Distance Learning Faculty Interest Group (DLFIG) is for faculty to meet in an informal setting and share ideas regarding distance learning. The goal is to bring together a community of distance education practitioners and: learn from each other, explore technology meant to enhance distance education, review best practices, and share insight gained through teaching distance learning courses.

Tentative topics include: Technology and tools, creating a class presence, and working through challenges in distance education courses. Spring 2021 meetings will be held virtually via Zoom.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, December 10, 2020. For more information, please contact Dr. Eduardo L. Garcia at egarcia1@austincc.edu.

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Meeting Dates and Topics

 

Topic 1: ACC Tools

February 5, 2021

Faculty will discuss the tools they use to assist them with facilitating their distance learning courses. The exploration of tools should include what ACC has to offer and might include discussing outside of ACC tools.

 

 

Topic 2: Creating Presence in Your Course

March 5, 2021

Faculty will discuss methods they use in order to create an online presence in their distance learning course. Faculty should be ready to share some practical tips they use in their course.

 

Topic 3: Overcoming Challenges in Distance Learning Courses

April 2, 2021

Faculty will discuss solutions for challenges they have encountered while teaching in the distance learning format.  Each faculty member will be asked to share a challenge they have experienced or currently experiencing while conducting their distance learning course(s), and colleagues will provide feedback.