Distance Learning - Faculty Tools and Resources

Mission College Specific Information

Mission College Guidelines for Distance Learning Instructors - Includes the Mission College Regular Effective Student Contact Guidelines. Approved by the Mission College Academic Senate in Spring 2013.

Mission College Instructor Online Course Checklist - This "checklist" was developed to assist faculty in evaluating each of their online course sections to ensure that the course adheres to what is required by law, meets accreditation standards for online instruction, and follows best practices to achieve regular and effective student contact and student success. It includes links to resources and best practices. It includes links to best practices examples and resources.

Other Important Information

Distance Education Guidelines Omnibus Version (Chancellor's Office California Community Colleges, 2008)

Ensuring the Appropriate Use of Educational Technology: An Update for Local Academic Senates (Academic Senate for California Community Colleges) - Adopted in SP08; MCAS approved FA08, updated in SP12) This paper examines issues of educational technology that involve policy and implementation matters important to local academic senates. In particular it includes information regarding separate curriculum review and instructor-student contact.

Distance Education Guidelines (Chancellor's Office California Community Colleges, Distance Education Accessibility Guidelines Task Force, 2011)

Guide to Evaluating Distance Education and Correspondence Education (Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Aug 2012)

Mission College Distance Learning Committee

Go to the Distance Learning Committee Web page to learn about the Committee, read the meeting minutes, and review Committee documents.

Multimedia Development Tools
CCCConfer

Meet with faculty, staff, and students in real time, in groups of two or even hundreds with just a PC, a telephone and an Internet connection. CCCConfer is the California Community Colleges system s FREE Web and phone-based collaboration service. You can conduct your meetings, training's, classes and events at a moment's notice, anytime, anywhere without traveling. Share documents, presentations, poll your audience and use a white board for taking notes. There are public and private chat features and the ability to archive the entire meeting for later playback.

Sidekick: Tools that Inspire

Sidekick is a collaborative project combining the resources of six programs under one, easy-to-use website. Each program is committed to helping you create engaging multimedia content that is accessible to all community college students. From tactile graphics to webcasting and closed captioning, the lineup of programs offer you the tools needed to accomplish any multimedia project. Each of these resources are at least partially funded through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.

Best Practices Examples and Resources

The list of best practice examples and resources links listed in the Mission College Online Course Checklist.

 Additional Resources
 Faculty Training

A list of faculty training resources available to Mission College instructors, including online resources for Regular and Effective Student Contact training.

 ANGEL Instructor Support

 Includes instructions for logging in to ANGEL and links to ANGEL documentation, including instructions for specific ANGEL tasks.

 Faculty FAQs

Includes information on how to get a Distance Learning course approved and skills needed to be a successful online instructor.