The eLearning Department provides leadership and support in the design, development, and implementation of quality educational opportunities through training and technical support for faculty, staff, and students, along with providing a catalog of innovative credit-based offerings for student enrollments, in order to broaden access, improve student experience, and promote student success at Seattle Central.
What We Do
The eLearning Department at Seattle Central College meets its mission through five main functions:
- Instructional Support: Supporting faculty in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of quality courses and programs across all modalities;
- Professional Development: Providing faculty development opportunities focused on quality teaching and learning practices;
- Technical Support: Providing technical support to faculty, students, and staff specific to instructional technology tools;
- Collaborative Learning: Partnering with academic units within the college to develop and offer credit-bearing courses using a variety of alternative delivery modalities; and
- Experiential Learning: Collaborating with academic units, and facilitating the process, to identify, create, and implement methods for awarding credit for prior learning and work experiences.
How We Do It
1) Provide and support alternative ways for students to earn college credit using a variety of alternative delivery modalities (Click on each type to learn more about it and how to enroll);
Self-Paced courses are conducted online over the Internet using Canvas. The coursework is self-paced and you may begin almost any time. These courses are ideal for students who want an accelerated learning pace or who have an irregular schedule.
Seminar Courses enable students to gain new knowledge and skills while earning degree credits during the evening and on Saturdays. Students meet with the instructor two hours every other week for lecture and discussions in a seminar setting. Between seminars students work independently following a detailed study guide that covers self–study exercises.
Video courses use instructional videos you can view at your convenience that align with assignments to complete using Canvas. Videos are either streamed online or provided via DVDs that you pick up and return to the eLearning Office. These courses require students to start and end within the quarterly timeframe.
- Fully Online
Online courses are completed over the Internet using Canvas and align with the quarterly timeframe. These courses are instructor-led and may require students to read, submit assignments, participate in discussions, conduct group projects, and take quizzes/tests by given deadlines.
Hybrid online courses provide students with the scheduling flexibility of fewer campus visits while covering the same materials as an equivalent class held entirely on campus. Hybrid online classes usually have at least one on-campus meeting per week combined with a "virtual classroom" website incorporating regular communications with the instructor and other students (through a bulletin board discussion), online content and lessons, and interactive Web-based activities. These courses often use on-campus exams as assessment tools.
- Prior Learning Assessment
2) Help you determine if you are ready for eLearning.
3) Provide technical support.