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Distance Education Committee Portal

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Welcome to the Distance Education Committee @ Ohlone College (AKA eCampus)



Distance Education Contacts: 

Heather McCarty                                           Quan Nguyen                                  

DE Subcommittee Chair                                       Administrative Systems Analyst               
Email: hmccarty@ohlone.edu                               Email: servicedesk@ohlone.edu      

Robin Kurotori                                                       Ghada Al-Masri 

Curriculum Committee Chair                                 Dean of Social Sciences

Email: rkurotori@ohlone.edu                                 Email: galmasri@ohlone.edu


DE Meetings, Spring 2019

These meetings are held virtually via Zoom and all are welcome to join. Please simply click on the date to each meeting to join.

Monday, February 11, 2019 – 12:30-1:30
Monday, March 11, 2019 – 12:30-1:30
Monday, April 8, 2019 – 12:30-1:30
Monday, May 13, 2019 – 12:30-1:30


Distance Education Committee Members: 2018-2019

  • Heather McCarty, Chair (History and Gender and Women's Studies)   

  • Darren Bardell (History)

  • Elizabeth Blau-Ogilvie (Art)  

  • Andy Bloom (Math) 

  • Sarah Cooper (Psychology)

  • Jennifer Harper (Counseling) 

  • Robin Kurotori, Curriculum Committee Chair (Kinesiology and Gender and Women's Studies)

  • Kyle Livie (History) 

  • Jim McManus (Music)

  • Tracy Virgil (English) 


     Honorary Non-Voting Members:

  • Ghada Al-Masri, Dean of Social Sciences 

  • Chris Dela Rosa, Associate VP, Information Technology Services  

  • Andrew Lamanque, Vice President, Deputy Superintendent of Academic Affairs

  • Jesse MacEwan, Faculty Senate President 

  • Quan Nguyen, Administrative Systems Analyst  


OEI Representatives and Courses, 2018-19

     OEI Representatives: 

  • Vacant


      OEI Courses:

  • Katie Frank, Art, ART-101

  • Kyle Livie, History, HIST-117A

  • Heather McCarty, History, HIST-105  

  • Tina Mosleh, Economics, BA-102A

  • Jackie Vetter, English, ENG-101A



Definitions of terms:

  • Fully Online: A fully online class is entirely conducted on the web. Course delivery follows traditional classroom model (as opposed to 'self paced'), where the instructor/student interaction is now instead, fully managed via a course management system, in place of the classroom (face-2-face). Students are not required to come to either the Fremont or Newark campus.
  • Hybrid: Hybrid courses combine off-campus and on-campus instruction. Hybrid students meet regularly on-campus and perform other work online or in other distant ed formats.
  • Web-enhanced: A Web-enhanced course is scheduled as a traditional on-campus class, which utilizes the Internet to access a  Course Management System, where additional course information can be found. Web-enhanced courses do not reduce face-to-face meetings and do not require going through the DE committee.


Teaching Resources:

Best Online Teaching Practices and Tips 




Training to Teach Online

The California Community College Online Education Initiated offers a FREE Course Design Academy that both full and part-time Ohlone College faculty are permitted to participate in. As a participant in the Course Design Academy, you receive confidential feedback and course design recommendations, support from a Canvas Course Design Specialist (CCDS) to assist you with applying your feedback, and assistance from Accessibility Specialists to make your course fully 508 compliant.


The @One project funded by the CCC Chancellor's Office offers trainings in related to a variety of online teaching topics, including course design skills, strategies to increase student success and retention rates, and ways to better use your existing course management system. Faculty may use their professional development funds to help pay for these workshops. Please email Professional Development Committee Chair Jose Rico (jrico@ohlone.edu(link sends e-mail)) for information about using professional development funds for online training courses.


The Learning to Teach Online project was developed by COFO Online, an academic unit at the College of Fine Arts, the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. The more than 50 video and pdf-based lessons focus on specific topics related to online teaching strategies from many different disciplines and provide tips and strategies for both novice and experienced online teachers. They're free through ITunes.


Captioning Resources:

There are several captioning options available to faculty teaching at Ohlone College:



  • There is currently a Distance Education Captioning and Transcription Grant (DECT). This grant is for captioning materials for online or hybrid classes, or materials for digital learning repositories. Please contact Ann Burdett at aburdett@ohlone.edu to see if your materials qualify.


  • If you are teaching online or hybrid courses and have materials that are less then 12 minutes in length and require a quick turnaround time, please contact Heather McCarty at hmccarty@ohlone.edu for information about a pilot program with rev.com.


  • This is a captioning guide had directions for how to use the automatic caption feature in YouTube and how to easily edit the incorrect captions. It also includes other captioning how to videos and resources. Captioning Directions & Resources .pdf   


Click here for the Current Effective Contact Policy AP 4105


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