Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Task Force
The Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Task Force has been established for three main purposes: to evaluate the effectiveness of the resources the college provides to support faculty and students engaged in hybrid and asynchronous teaching and learning; to investigate student perceptions about their learning experiences matriculating through hybrid and asynchronous courses; and to investigate faculty perceptions about the benefits and potential drawbacks of hybrid and asynchronous teaching.
The HOLA Task Force endeavors to research the activities at Hostos Community College related to hybrid and asynchronous teaching and learning, in order to improve the experiences of faculty members and students at the college. The HOLA Task Force seeks to collect and provide empirical data that will educate the Hostos community about the current state of hybrid and asynchronous education at the college. The HOLA Task Force also seeks to disseminate its findings beyond the college, contributing to the scholarship of online teaching and learning. The HOLA Task Force will also solicit and propose ideas that could potentially improve training methods for faculty interested in online teaching, increase the accessibility of technological resources for faculty and students, and raise the quality of student education in the hybrid and online learning environments.
Kate Wolfe, Kate Lyons, and Carlos Guevara. Eds. Developing Educational Technology at an Urban Community College. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan, 2019.
Wolfe, Kate S., Sarah L. Hoiland, Kate Lyons, Carlos Guevara, Kristopher Burrell, Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Sandy Figueroa, Aaron Davis, Iber Poma, Wilfredo Rodriguez, and Linda Ridley. “Hostos Online Learning Assessment: A Survey of Student Perceptions.” Hispanic Educational Technology Services Online Journal. Vol. 6 (April 2016).
Conference Presentations and Posters
Kristopher Bryan Burrell, Jacqueline DiSanto, Kate Wolfe, and Norberto Hernandez Valdes-Portela. “Four Years into Forever: The Evolution of the Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Task Force.” CUNY Bronx EdTech Conference, Lehman College, Bronx, NY, May 3, 2019.
Kate Wolfe, Kistopher Burrell, and Jacqueline DiSanto. “Hostos Online Learning Assessment: A Survey of Student Perceptions.” Poster. CUNY Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference, Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York, May 11, 2018.
“Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA): Utilizing Student Perceptions of Online Learning to Improve Online Course Delivery.” Coordinated Undergraduate Education Conference, Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York, May 13, 2016.
“Student Perceptions of Online Learning at Hostos.” Bronx EdTech Showcase, Lehman College, Bronx, New York, May 6, 2016.
“Hostos Online Learning Assessment Project (HOLA).” 14th Annual CUNY IT Conference,” John Jay College, New York, New York, December 3, 2015.