Distance Education Subcommittee

The Distance Education Committee is an official subcommittee of the Curriculum Committee. 

Separate Distance Education Committee approval is required for courses being offered either fully online or as hybrids (where part of in-person scheduled class time is replaced by an online format).   It is the primary task of this committee to review courses with any online component before moving to the next step in the approval process.  In addition, any matter pertaining to the quality and delivery of online education is discussed, and action items and goals are generated from those meetings.

Distance Education Definitions

Online class
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 fully managed via a course management system in place of the classroom (face-to-face).
Hybrid class
A class that has both online and in-person formats. A student taking a hybrid course will need to come to campus on specified dates.
Web-enhanced class
A Web-enhanced class is scheduled as a traditional on-campus class, and utilizes the Internet to access a Course Management System, where additional course information can be found. Web-enhanced classes do not reduce face-to-face meetings and do not require going through the DE committee.

Contact Information

Sarah Cooper
DE Subcommitte Co-Chair

Heather McCarty
DE Subcommitte Co-Chair

Membership List 2016-2017

  • Sarah Cooper (Psychology), Co-Chair
  • Heather McCarty (History and Political Science), Co-Chair
  • Robin Kurotori (Health, Fitness and Wellness)
  • Jim McManus (Music)
  • Christine Sibley (Adjunct Librarian)
  • Barbara Tull (English)
  • Rosemary Yoshikawa (Adjunct Business)
  • Ex Officio members:
  • Quan Nguyen (Computer Lab coordinator, Canvas support)
  • Jipssee Sayalit (eCampus course assistant)
  • Lesley Buehler (Dean, Business, Technology, and Career Technical Education)

Meeting Information

Fall 2016 Meetings

These meetings are held virtually and all are welcome to join. Please contact Heather McCarty hmccarty@ohlone.edu for an invitation to join any of our meetings.

  • Monday, September 26, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Monday, October 10, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Monday, November 14, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Agendas and Minutes

Go to goingthedistance.pbworks.com for DE Committee meeting Agendas, Minutes, and other documents.

Committee Documents

DE Subcommittee Wiki: Going the Distance

Go to goingthedistance.pbworks.com.

Captioning Resources

There are several captioning options available to faculty teaching online:

  • Please see the general captioning information and captioning request forms
  • 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.
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