It was just over 10 years ago, when faculty met in 2002 to develop online courses for the college's “LearnOn” initiative during a summer planning session.
Computer Careers instructor, Peter Johnson, said, “We didn’t have a crystal ball, but we did know what an impact on-line learning would have. After [SCC Instructional Technology & Curriculum Specialist] Lynne Groves taught me the basics of putting together an online course, what we now call Instructional Design, I knew that I had to convert all my courses to this format. Its official title might have been “LearnOn” but we called it the “Online Bootcamp”. The concepts and techniques I learned that summer still form the basis of all my courses today.”
The “Online Bootcamp” group was right in their predictions that online learning was here to stay. This school year more than 2,300 students have enrolled in at least one course with an online delivery component.