PCC professor charts new course for online teaching

Being a pioneer of the Distance Education Department (DED), currently one of the most essential departments for student success at PCC during the pandemic, is one of many accomplishments for Assistant Geography Professor Dr. Rhea Presiado. Just like students, the majority of faculty were suddenly forced into the online transition without prior training and proper equipment. Presiado, along with her 14 colleagues from the DED, has been mentoring and supporting other faculty who need help with remote instruction. This department has coordinated training on how …

Why PCC shouldn’t extend remote classes

With the already added weight of COVID-19 against people getting their daily routine done, students are one of the groups in society mostly affected by the pandemic by having classes online only. Unfortunately, it would most likely be a terrible decision. Online classes do not work for every major offered at PCC, with a notable example being STEM courses, along with art majors, and any other course offered that deals with hands-on learning. Continuing with the courses till the fall semester would also impact the …