Overview

Title III is a U.S. Department of Education Strengthening Institutions grant. West Valley College's Title III grant project tag line is From Application to Graduation, Supporting Students in the Digital Age.

The grant's three major components are as follows.

  1. Increasing access to student services
  2. Improving distance education student success and access to academic support services
  3. Increasing the college's ability to make data driven decisions

Title III Year Two Highlights

From application to graduation: Supporting Students in the Digital Age

  • Video Producton Project: Videos to inform students about services and help them naviagate the college, posted on the West Valley Collegewebsite and YouTube channel. Title III videos have already had almost 3,000 views, with the most popular title "How to Apply to West Valley College."
  • Go2Orientation: An online platform that enables new West Valley students to attend orientation anytime, anywhere, there is an internet connection. Go2Orientation helps students have a positive orientation experience and a successful start in college and will launch in Fall 2017.
  • Virtual Classroom and Recording Studio: Two new resources for WVC faculty. The Virtual Classroom is equipped with the latest technology for creating instructional videos and screencasts. The Recording Studio has advanced video recording capability for creating high quality instructional videos. Orientation to these new resources will be held in Fall or can be arranged by contacting Whitney Clay.
  • NetTutor: Online tutoring is all subject areas, accessed through a link in Canvas, was piloted in Spring 2017 and will continue in the 2017–2018 academic year.
  • Professional Development: A variety of professional development activities focused on educational technology. Offerings included EdTech (content from the Krause Center for Innovation), screencasting, and using Adobe Spark.
  • DL Webpage Redesign: Revising the Distance Learning webpage to make resources more readily available for both DL students and instructors. Anticipated launch of revised site is Spring 2018.
  • Coming Soon: Title III Read and Discuss (R&D) DE Professional Development opportunity.

Members

Administrator: Victoria Hindes, VP Student Services

Project Director: Rebecca Wong, Math Faculty

Component Lead I: Elise Johnson, Counseling Faculty

Component Lead II: Whitney Clay, Reading Faculty

Administrative Assistant: Shalien Izzi

Calendar

Resources

Ed Tech Greatest Hits: Volume I

Virtual Classroom

Title III Studios are furnished with professional grade equipment for creating state-of-the-art digital course content.

Title III video video

Uses

  • Create instructional videos using your own cell phone camera
  • Host a webinar for your class
  • Produce dynamic instructional images and documents
  • Videoconference with students

Features

  • Backdrop options in black, white, green screen
  • Color scanner
  • Document camera
  • iMac with wired internet
  • Pre-set lights
  • Studio microphone
  • Tripod with cell phone mount
  • Wacom pen & touch tablet

Software

  • Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Spark, Acrobat, After Effects, Audition, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Lightroom
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Microsoft Office

Note: Use of this room requires assistance. Please contact Whitney.Clay@westvalley.edu for training.

Faculty & Staff can check out keys at the Library Reference Desk

Recording Studio

Title III Studios are furnished with professional grade equipment for creating state-of-the-art digital course content.

Uses

  • Professional quality video recordings

Features

  • Backdrop options in gray, green screen
  • Professional quality lighting
  • Professional quality microphone
  • Professional quality video camera
  • Sound-resistant walls
  • Teleprompter

Note: Use of this room requires assistance. Please contact Whitney.Clay@westvalley.edu for training.

Faculty & Staff can check out keys at the Library Reference Desk

last published: 9/17/17