Foothill College Enhances Their Courses, Visually and Through Instructional Design

The Challenge

  • Foothill College entered into a partnership with Construct due to their desire to uplift their courses, both visually and through learning design. 
  • The Foothill College online learning team needed to serve a large number of faculty, of which each outlined their own unique set of challenges.
  • These challenges depended largely on the specific focus and driving outcomes of each defined course curriculum.

Why Construct

  • When Foothill College received a grant to support its faculty in reviewing and enhancing their courses, they connected with Construct to help.

  • The support from Construct “provided faculty with customized support to import into their courses so that teachers could have more time to focus on teaching and developing their teaching practices to advance the quality of each course” (Lené Whitley-Putz).

  • With Construct’s visual uplift and support in laying out each course, Foothill College faculty were able to “better recognize their goals” and “understand the value of the relationship between learning activities and content” (Foothill College Staff).

The Solution

  • Construct uplifted and delivered 27 courses within six weeks, per course.

  • Align all courses with the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC- OEI) rubric.
  • Increasing the accessibility of courses
  • Uplifting courses visually and creating navigational graphics

The Result

  • Foothill College was named the #1 online community college in California and the #3 online community college in the nation.
  • Foothill College serves ~10,000 users, both online and on-campus.
About Foothill College

Foothill College educates students from diverse backgrounds that represent the demographics of the Bay Area, with particular attention to underserved and underrepresented populations. Founded in 1957, Foothill has offered classes since 1958 and opened Foothill College in 1961.  It was one of the first colleges to offer online courses and offers 100+ degrees and certificates. 

How can Construct help you?

Our experience gained from delivering thousands of online courses since 2013 has led us to be able to efficiently scaffold courses through tried and tested processes, enabling Construct and any new partner to focus on creativity, innovation, and quality.

Our services include:

  • Course design & development
  • Program / course migration
  • Learning strategy consultation
  • Instructional design
  • Media production
  • Student support
  • Course maintenance

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