New Directions for VCT TCCIL Conference October 2, 2008
VCT Up to Now: Host and Provide • Plan it 1996-1998 • Make it happen 1998-2004 • Pass SACS 2005-2007
Now what, VCT? Remember: Colleges are VCT, not the office in Austin.
Expand mission To increase access to higher education and improve student success by sharing eLearning resources among Texas two-year colleges
Update identity • Texas Two-year College eLearning Council (formerly TACC DL Advisory Committee) • TACC eLearning Committee (formerly TACC Telecommunications Committee)
Extend VCT benefits to all READI 75% discount!
Initiate Texas Two-year College Student Success InitiativeTools for improving: INSTRUCTION • READI • SoftChalk • Digital Learning Resource Repository • Master Science Course • Turnitin Suite • Presidium • Online classroom, video/voice, communication/ collaboration STUDENT SUPPORT • READI • SoftChalk • Turnitin Suite • Presidium • Online classroom, video/voice, communication/ collaboration
Collaborative Degree and Certificate Programs Two Models: • Multiple colleges approved to offer a degree collaborate to offer it online. Host-Provider rules apply. • Student enrolls at home college for core curriculum and at the program-approved college for program-specific courses. (New twist to old practice: start here; finish there.)
VCT Belongs to You! Other ideas?