2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM: Breakout Sessions
Improving the Quality of Online Course Design Through Peer Development
Online learning continues to grow in prominence, quality and reach. This presentation covers the strategies and process TCC Connect Campus used to implement a peer-based design process for online courses. The method employed work in groups of 3-5 subject matter experts that meet to develop and design an online course.
Track: Faculty and Student Support
Room: Bowie A (Floor 2)
Carlos Morales, Tarrant County College- TCC Connect Campus, President
Carlos Morales is the founding President of TCC Connect ?the sixth campus?at Tarrant County College District, a comprehensive two-year institution providing education to more than 100,000 students annually. As president he manages, directs, and implements TCC policies, programs, and operating strategies for Distance Learning, Dual Credit and Weekend College initiatives for the College.

Dr. Morales has extensive online and classroom teaching experience in the areas of Biology, Science Teaching, Education and Instructional Technology. Dr. Morales has published internationally peer-reviewed journal articles on the topics of instructional technology. Morales graduated from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, with a baccalaureate and masters degrees in Biology and Science Education, and received his doctorate, with a dissertation on Constructivist Learning Environments in Online Course Design, from Capella University. He was a Frye fellow in 2009 and in 2012 the American Association of State Colleges and Universities named him a Millennium Leadership Fellow.
Ms. Candy Center, Tarrant County College- TCC Connect Campus, Dean of Academic Affairs
Candy Center is the founding Dean of Academic Affairs for the TCC Connect Campus at Tarrant County College. Ms. Center has served as a full time faculty member and taught in all modalities. Ms. Center has served in various roles in online and academic administration and has developed innovative faculty professional development models. Ms. Center served as a founding member and Academic Programming Administrator for Massachusetts Colleges Online, a consortium including the fifteen public community colleges and nine state colleges. Ms. Center received the Contributor of Distinction Award for her service, innovation and contributions to Massachusetts Colleges Online.