The Distance Education has received the following grants to support faculty and student initiatives in online education.
DISTANCE EDUCATION CAPTIONING & TRANSCRIPTION (DECT) GRANT
The California Community Chancellor’s Office has awarded funds in order to increase access to aural information for disabled students in distance education courses. The DECT Grant provides captioning and transcription services for faculty using multimedia in their online and hybrid courses.
The process of submitting and receiving materials for content shown in CANVAS takes about 2 weeks.
If you would like more information about how to use this service, please contact the Distance Education Department.
SASI INNOVATION GRANT FOR SPRING 2013 ONLINE INSTITUTE
The PCC Board of Trustees has awarded the Distance Education Department funding for the development of 7 fully online General Education Pathway Courses to support Project 90 goals. This grant provides training to faculty for development and facilitation of these courses.
ASSOCIATED STUDENTS/STUDENT SERVICE FUND SAFI GRANT
The SAFI (Student Activity Fee Initiative) Grant makes 24/7 ONLINE TUTORING SERVICES available free for all PCC students. This online service is intended to complement the college’s in-person, peer-tutoring programs. Online tutors are on hand for a wide range of subjects, including: Writing (for any subject), Mathematics (Basic through Calculus II), Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Physics, Chemistry, and Spanish.
For more information, check out the PCC 24/7 Online Tutoring website.
SASI INNOVATION AWARD FOR LECTURE CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY
The PCC Board of Trustees has awarded the Distance Education Department $93,500 to support Project 90 goals. This grant provides funds for purchasing equipment and training faculty in lecture capture technology. Lecture capture technology is “any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally (Educause).”
The goals of the grant are to:
- Record, produce, manage and publish closed-captioned lectures
- Expand access to impacted courses.
- Reduce strain on facilities.
Educause Learning Initiative. 7 things you should know about lecture capture. 2008. Web. 30 Aug 2011. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7044.pdf