Distance Education Department

About us

Expanded opportunities for technology-related training for all Pierce students and faculty.

The purpose of distance education is to provide students access to quality instruction through an alternative course delivery system. PierceOnLine supports faculty training at Los Angeles Pierce College by providing workshops and resources so that current tools and techniques are available for faculty to utilize in their online classrooms.

PierceOnLine personnel are responsible for:
  • Programming of all Distance Education and web-enhanced class shells – plus district files for student uploads
  • Keeping the Distance Education website current
  • Training new faculty in Moodle
  • Providing support to Distance Education faculty via email, telephone, and appointments both on and off campus
  • Providing support to all Distance Education students via email and telephone
  • Answering all Distance Education questions
  • Attending Distance Education district meetings
  • Maintaining sections of classes per semester on our LMS
  • Working with District Academic Senate on DE issues
  • Offering Workshops on different useful tools for teaching in the LMS, Moodle
Professional Development for Faculty and Staff

PierceOnline also provides numerous workshops every month. The following workshops have or are currently being offered at Pierce at PierceOnline:

  • Moodle Basics
  • Using Rubrics for Grading
  • Setting Up Activities in SoftChalk
  • Using the Intelecom Video Repository
  • Using Moodle Tools
  • Building an Online Community
  • Using Moodle to Web Enhance Your Class
  • Implementing Gradebook

Meet the staff

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