Distance Education Committee Portal

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


     Honorary Non-Voting Members:


OEI Representatives and Courses, 2018-19

     OEI Representatives: 


      OEI Courses:



Definitions of terms:



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:






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