eLearning Modalities Explained

We use a lot of different terms to describe eLearning courses here at Centralia College. Being able to distinguish between these terms is important for a variety of reasons. Helping students.  Courses are designated in the class schedule by eLearning modality.  Having a course accurately designated gives students and advisors the ability to decide whether … Continue reading eLearning Modalities Explained


Great OER Resource

There is so much out there, having some expert guidance on where to look is much appreciated! Yay, librarians!

SPSCC Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

[sent via Boyoung Chae from the SBCTC]

Just wanted to share a great OER resource. Margaret Mickibben, a librarian at North Seattle College has recently created an excellent search guide for quality OER.


It doesn’t simply list a bunch of OER sites – it describes and rates them  for size, ease of searching and quality controls.  It also sorts OERs by subject areas and  format of materials offered:  textbooks, simulations, lectures, images, articles, or complete courses. It stands out from the usual run of OER lists in that it aims to be selective and judgmental, in the spirit of Consumer Reports.

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Spring 2014 eLearning Dates

Here's a heads-up on important dates for online classes this spring: CENTRALIA COLLEGE ONLINE CLASSES Classrooms open starting on March 24 Instruction begins March 31 Instruction ends June 13 WAOL SHARED ONLINE CLASSES Classrooms open starting on March 20 Instruction begins March 27 Instruction ends June 4

Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics

Please join your colleagues for a weekly "Canvas Conversation" facilitated by Linda Foss and Carrie Powell. Fridays, 12-1 in eLearning Office  A chance for faculty to gather in a small group around a common interest and further their understanding and application of our LMS. Winter quarter topics: 1/17:  Conferencing 1/31:  Managing Student Access 2/7:     Show & Tell, a Good … Continue reading Canvas Conversations – Upcoming Topics