Virtual College Student Orientation

advertisement
Ruth Ann Balla
Executive Director, Virtual College
In 2008-09, MDC enrolled 167,539
students in credit and non-credit classes
 The MDC student population is 68%
Hispanic, 19% African American, and 9%
White Non-Hispanic
 Over half of MDC students are first
generation college students
 66% of MDC students are US citizens
 49% of MDC students are native English
speakers, while 43% are native Spanish
speakers
 72% of MDC students are employed, 20%
of which work F/T
 Approximately 30% of MDC students
are below the poverty level; 61% are lowincome

The Virtual College is
MDC’s online learning
program
 Larger than 4 of MDC’s 8
campuses
 This term (Fall 2009), the
Virtual College had 11,738
seats in 456 classes, 93.6%
of which were filled.
 Each year, 15 to 30 new
courses are developed for
online delivery.

100,000
90,000
80,000
70,000
60,000
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
0
2000
2001
2002
Fall
2003
Spring
2004
2005
Summer
2006
2007
2008
85% attach documents and pictures to email
83% access the internet and use web addresses
75% use word processing
54% participate in social networking sites
such as Facebook




Student orientations are
available for students who
are taking a Virtual College
course for the first time
 The number of students
who participated in
orientation last academic
year:

 Fall 2008: 665
 Spring 2009: 2150
 Summer 2009: 2284
The learning
management system,
ANGEL is used by:

 Blended
 Online
 Web-enhanced courses
There are 757 faculty
trained in ANGEL
 Over 27,000 students
are using ANGEL this
term!

1200
1063
1000
763
800
599
600
400
512
390
371
303
200
0
456
0
Fall 2008
116
69
Spring 2009
Online
32
Summer 2009
Web Enhanced
Blended
Fall 2009



Over one million logins each year!
Primary use – Academic Software
Courtyard users—




94% are minorities
91.6% work FT or PT
66.8% use the Courtyard more than twice a week
31% work on Virtual College courses
MDC’s Physical Therapy
Assistant program using iPhones
 All course materials “fit in their
pocket”
 Students can access textbook
materials and take quizzes from
the palm of their hands






iTunesU
Second Life
Gmail accounts for all MDC students
Social Networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook
Lecture Capture
Download
Related flashcards
Create Flashcards