DE Summit

Distance Education Summit


 2nd  District-Wide Summit

Hosted by Oxnard College

 February 24, 2017  8:00 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.

Registration Ended Previous DE Summit

Please join us and your colleagues as together we share experiences in distance education delivery. At this conference we will learn the latest news about our Distance Education direction, and together form our next steps in continuing, and increasing, our offering of quality and robust online learning experiences for our students. You are encouraged to save the date for the 2nd annual DE Summit, Friday, February 24th 2017. This is a free event. Seating is limited so RSVP in advance to assure your seat. Lunch and a light breakfast is provided.  Seating is limited to the first 120 RSVPs. 

The 2nd annual Distance Education Summit invites Faculty, Staff, Instructional Technologist/Designers, and Administrative Leaders from, Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College to propose a presentation for our 2nd Annual District Wide Distance Education Summit.

Join your colleagues from across the district as an active contributor to the future of online learning. We want your presentation proposal(s) about quality online learning. Proposals can be about enhancing successful fully online, hybrid, and web enhanced courses. The presentations can be teams or individuals. We highly encourage presenting on incorporation of High Impact Practices (HIPs) in the online environment. A few examples but not exhaustive: creating active student discussions, developing opportunity for students to bond and remove the “loneiiness” of online learning, developing visual resources such as short video and audio. developing critical thinking, humanizing the online classroom with faculty visually present, holding synchronized and visual time in the regularly asynchronized class, student research, student service learning, learning communities across courses, gamification, student writing across curriculum, promoting transfer to university, ways of encouraging completion and retention, methods for scaffolding the course for greater student success, creating a welcoming and safe environment, rescuing the failing/disappearing student, etc.

In addition to plenary sessions by our Academic Leaders and a Keynote speaker on the topic, the District Wide DE Summit Planning Committee is intent on providing workshops and symposia for faculty sharing best practices distance education and technology for online and hybrid classrooms.  Consider presenting at one or more of the sessions. Several different forums are available to fit a variety of topics and time slots, including:

  • 10 -25 minute auditorium  presentation with  visual aids and interactivity.
  • 20 - 40 minute concurrent sessions
  • 10 minute G.I.F.T.S. ( Great Ideas for Teaching Success)  Break-out Sessions

Conference Proposal Description           Proposal Submission Form

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(From Left to Right) Dr. Gwendolyn Lewis Huddleston, Dr. Bernard Luskin

Past DE Summit

The first District-Wide DE Summit on Friday,  February 19, 2016 was a success! 

Ventura College hosted 98 attendees from Ventura, Moorpark and Oxnard College.   Distance Education faculty and staff participated, learned, discussed and shared  best practices, accessibility,  information about the OEI exchange, student success tools, OEI rubric, and Canvas.

Presenters included Ventura Community College Chancellor  Dr. Bernard Luskin, Vice Chanellor or Educational Services Dr. Rick Post,  Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology Dave Furhman,  Ventura College president Dr. Greg Gillespie,  Dr. Art Sandford, Dr. Gwendolyn Lewis- Huddleston,  and faculty and staff from all three colleges.


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 District-Wide Gathering of Distance Education Faculty, and Staff:  Hosted by Ventura College

Friday, February 19, 2016  8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  ( breakfast, and lunch provided)
VC Applied Science Center (ASC Building)

PresentationThose of us supporting quality Distance Education at Ventura College and at our Sister Colleges, Moorpark and Oxnard, are excited to bring to the Ventura campus the first ever District Wide gathering of Distance Education Faculty, and Staff.

It is the work each of you are doing in our online offerings that is making the opportunity for Distance Learning a reality for our students. I don’t need to tell you how much our students want quality distance education. Their early enrollment in our online classes speaks to their increasing wishes to balance the life demands they face while pursuing their education. What each of you bring to them through your work in offering online courses contributes to making their education dreams a reality. To continue this good work, we must once again face a major change in distance education as we look at venturing into the new State adopted Learning Management System, CANVAS. There is much to learn and share at this point of this new transition. Please join us and your colleagues as we learn the latest news about our Distance Education direction, and together form our next steps in continuing, and increasing, our offering of quality and robust online learning experiences for our students.

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You will be joining your DE colleagues to share and discuss commonalities and unique features of DE at our three colleges. Discussions will include:

  • The State-Adopted learning management system (LMS) Canvas (with faculty demonstrations)
  • Upcoming New - Canvas certification for faculty
  • State Online Education Initiative Progress (OEI)
  • Upcoming trainings and transition to Canvas (upon adoption)
  • Moving toward using a common DE terminology
  • Best Practices in online education delivery (with faculty demonstrations)
  • News and updates on Distance Education in our district now and in the future