Distance Education Department

Pierce OnLine Staff

PierceOnLine strives to develop distance education program in which the standards and practices of our on-site courses are reflected.

The Distance Education Coordinator and PierceOnLine staff 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, Canvas.


Wendy Bass-KeerDistance Education Coordinator

Dr. Wendy Bass is the Distance Education Coordinator and Project Director of TItle V grant at Pierce College in Woodland HIlls, California. She obtained her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California-Los Angeles. Her early research and publications explore early literacy, identifying and supporting children with special needs, and the importance of parent and professional support in helping children with cancer return to school.

Wendy has been a passionate instructor of both traditional and online courses in psychology, education and child development since 1998, teaching in both 2-year and 4-year schools in California. As Pierce College's Distance Education Coordinator, Wendy teaches online courses while establishing campus-wide pedagogical standards and operational procedures for online instruction. She serves as the chair of the districts Technology Policy and Planning Committee.

Prior coming to Pierce, Wendy was a professor in child development at East Los Angeles College for six years and then in 2006 became the Distance Education Coordinator at East.

Azita KhamiOnline Technical Support Assistant

Azita Khami is an Online Technical Support Assistant at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California. She has a bachelor in Computer Science at Tehran Azad University. Azita diagnoses and resolves routine login issues and problems related to Moodle and helps faculty and students with their questions about Moodle.

Azita has a background working as a network administrator over 8 years.

Melinda M. UngMultimedia Specialist

Melinda Ung is the Multimedia Specialist at Pierce College in Woodland HIlls, California. She obtained her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from California State University, Fullerton.

Melinda has over 10 years of experience in graphic design, web design, web development, and video editing. She offers a solid background in artistic and multimedia visual communication. She designs through the development and tactical execution of initiatives that supports overall organizational strategy and goals for quality. Melinda has experience and produced numerous print publication, web application, corporate branding, video (pre, production, post) and photography.

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