HCC’s Gray-Robertson appointed to COLT
Halifax Community College’s Director of Distance Learning
Beth Gray-Robertson has recently been appointed as a member
of the Commission on Learning Technologies (COLT). The group
establishes and coordinates all aspects of distance learning
to include policy, budget, educational programs, learning
support resources, and infrastructure.
COLT seeks to address the need for a
robust, innovative distance learning strategy and brings
together key community college personnel, system office
staff and professional association representatives to
collaborate on policies and procedures for distance
education in the North Carolina Community College System
"I am honored to be asked to serve on this
state-wide commission and feel that my experiences in the
classroom and work with various projects, such as the
Virtual Learning Community, will lend themselves to
meaningful and helpful contributions,” said Gray-Robertson.
“I am also looking forward to learning more about how the
Educational Programs Committee impacts teaching and
evaluation processes in our community college system."
Gray-Robertson’s appointment is for a
three-year term as a member of the Educational Programs
Committee. The committee is charged with focusing on
instructional models and strategies; initial course
offerings; strategy for course evaluation, student and
teacher experiences; course standards; and, receive updates
from the Virtual Learning Community support and development
centers. COLT committees meet every other month via video
conferencing rooms, teleconferences, or by Elluminate
According to the NCCCS, during the
2008-09 academic year, there were more than 588,700
enrollments in curriculum distance learning courses in the
system. That figure represents more than 36 percent of all
course enrollments and a nearly 38 percent increase in
distance learning enrollments from the previous year.
Enrollments in distance learning continuing education
courses have increased by 27 percent in just one year. In
2008-09, there were more than 80,000 enrollments in distance
learning continuing education courses.