Kristopher Burrell, Assistant Professor; Kate Wolfe, Assistant Professor; Norberto Valdez-Portela Hernandez, Lecturer, Behavioral and Social Sciences & Jacqueline DiSanto, Associate Professor, Education; All from Hostos Community College
The Educational Technology Department at Hostos Community College consistently searches for ways to improve online learning, and assess its programming initiatives. In the fall of 2015, a group of faculty and EdTech staff assembled to create the Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Task Force. Initially without any funds or timetable for meeting, HOLA is now a sanctioned committee with a dedicated coordinator. HOLA is part of a broader EdTech leadership group to improve online learning, adoption, and assessment, college-wide. Five factors have allowed HOLA to evolve from a “fad” into a “forever” over the past four years.