Institution
West Los Angeles College
Academic Level
Issue Area(s)
Key Personnel
West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230
United States

Learning Communities using interdisciplinary technology-based teaching approach and the development of e-portfolios to increase college performance and retention.

Goal/Mission
  • Increase information and technology literacy for Latino students in Learning Communities through ePortfolios.
  • Provide technology and pedagogical training in ePortfolios to instructors in Learning Communities to improve student retention and produce better learning outcomes for students. 
Outcome

Strong technology infrastructure and experience offering hybrid courses supported by faculty and staff trained in the use of technology.  The project exceeded all its goals with 119 students (Target: 60 students) and 16 faculty being trained (Target: 12 instructors).  The College plans to motivate more faculty to become trainers to others.  This ePortfolio project also became involved with ePortfolio California (www.eportfolioca.org), a service of the California Virtual Campus under the Chancellor's Office for California Community Colleges.  ePortfolio California contacted West to offer ePortfolio support, webinars, resources, and training. Students in the Dental Hygiene Program regularly use ePortfolios for their capstone project. The Motion Picture and Television Production Program is also planning to use ePortfolios to document student learning and achievement.

Designation
Program Focus
Learning Community