Initiatives

Teaching Excellence Program

The Educational Media Center in collaboration with the Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning facilitates a program designed to help new faculty and lecturers at Leeward CC. The program includes teaching, learning, and educational technology topics (classroom management, campus resources, learning styles, student projects, preparing for contract renewal, Laulima, Google Apps,  etc.). The cohort meets during the Fall Semester every Wednesday from 1:30 - 4:00 pm. >>More information on the Teaching Excellence Program

Open Educational Resources

The Educational Media Center in collaboration with the Library initailly led the Open Educational Resources movement in which the aim was to increase academic success by reducing the cost of educational materials for students. 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 information on the OER Project website

Beyond Accessibility Toward Inclusivity

The Educational Media Center created a website and professional development. 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. >> More information on the Beyond Accessibility site

Accelerated 5-Week Online Course

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 segements 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.