Initiatives

Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs)

Some of our classrooms on campus are getting upgraded to the latest, Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs) and will receive additional technologies to support teaching and learning in all modalities, particularly, hybrid. Are you teaching in one of these classrooms? Visit our Technology Classrooms webpage for more information.

Accessibility: Inclusive for All

The Educational Media Center created a website and professional development to support accessibility efforts on campus. They serve as a resource for Leeward Community College’s instructors as they create adaptable and flexible educational resources that can accommodate a diversity of learning styles and individual needs. Visit the Accessibility: Inclusive for All webpage for more information.

Distance Education

While Leeward has been actively providing Distance Education (DE) classes for over 20 years, the nature of DE has changed. In order to provide the best support services to instructors who teach online, the Educational Media Center in collaboration with the DE Committee revised the DE Guidelines for DE courses, the DE Peer Evaluation, and the DE Self-Assessment. Visit the Distance Education webpage for instructors for more information.

Accelerated 5-Week Online Courses

In response to student needs, Leeward CC is piloting online 5-week courses, an accelerated path for students who may want to take courses in 5-week segments over the traditional 16-week. The Educational Media is partnering with Instructors to help them through the process of designing their courses for 5-week online delivery.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The Educational Media Center in collaboration with the Library has led the Open Educational Resources movement in which the aim was to eliminate barriers to quality higher education through the adoption of open education practices including the use of open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogy. Under our guidance an OER Campus Committee was established to promote OER awareness, develop recommendations, guidelines, and standards for the integration and sustainability of OER across the curriculum. More recently, our focus has been on Open Pedagogy and OER Renewable Assignments. Visit the OER Project website for more information.