Report Focus

This report provides an overview of the LBCC Distance Learning (DL) program data in 2010-11. It includes descriptive and comprehensive data about the course offerings and the students attending the courses. In line with the updated CPC-approved LBCC DL Plan, DL Title V guidelines, the CCC System Office Multiple Delivery Method initiative (initiative A4, System Office Strategic Plan, January 2006) and LBCC overarching goals for 2005-2010, the school offers DL classes that are equivalent and comparable to their on-campus version. To maintain the quality and integrity of the courses, all LBCC DL classes go through a separate, rigorous approval process by the Curriculum Committee.

The primary objective of the DL program at LBCC is to offers courses in an alternative mode, aiming at students who otherwise could not easily attend courses on campus. This includes single parents or students that are required to stay home with their families, students with hectic and rigid work schedules, students with disabilities, students who work or live far from campus, etc.

The LBCC DL program has grown significantly since its inception in Fall 1997. Dedicated faculty in various academic departments and the staff of the Instructional Technology Development Center have teamed up to design and offer over 230 classes in Spring 2011, and established the LBCC DL program as one of the largest programs in the California Community Colleges system.

The data included in this report is submitted to the office of Academic Affairs and other areas in the college in an effort to support LBCC in its continuous offering of a reliable alternative mode of learning, responding to students' demand and needs to accomplish their academic and professional goals.

Questions and comments are welcome; please send them to the Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning.



(Data obtained from a total of
771 students who responded to surveys after each term in 2010-11 and the LBCC Data Warehouse)