Montgomery College Recognizes National Distance Learning Week

Montgomery College’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies will recognize Nov. 8 – 12 as National Distance Learning Week.

Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) seeks to promote and celebrate the growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning programs offered by schools, businesses, and governmental departments.

Montgomery College has seen tremendous growth in the past six years in the area of distance education. In 2004, the college had 6,294 enrollments in its online and blended (on-campus/online) courses. In 2010, the college has had 15,385 enrollments, an increase of 144 percent.

“Taking courses either online or in a blended format is a great opportunity for students,” said Dr. Michael Mills, director of the college’s Office of Distance Education and Learning Technologies (DELT). “For county residents who find it difficult to get to a campus for class, distance education provides that access.”

The college recently was notified by the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS) that DELT won first place for its Course Information Pages. These pages provide students with information about their distance course, including faculty and textbook information. CENTSS recognizes colleges that have innovative ideas in providing students with online and mobile services.

For more information about distance education at Montgomery College, go to http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/distance

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