Pat holds a Masters’ Degree in Education: Instructional Design for Online Learning and has extensive experience in Distance Education applicable to both secondary and higher education. Pat has led DE Program Planning and Implementation efforts at over a dozen colleges including her own, Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) in California. In 2008 she won the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Technology Innovator of the Year Award. In addition to her work in distance education, she has been a leader in developmental education and curriculum development within the California Community College System.
Most recently, she was the lead designer and grant writer for “Crafting an Effective Writer”, Coursera’s first Community College Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Her efforts resulted in MSJC receiving a Gates Foundation grant that allowed for the development of the basic writing course that, in two sessions, has served over 90,000 students across the globe. Additionally, she has led an effort at MSJC to serve international online students that has created a partnership with a new college, American Honors College in Dubai. Her latest work has been a collaboration with the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District in developing a successful proposal to develop and implement the new Online Education Initiative for the California Community Colleges.
For more information about Pat, please visit http://www.patjamesconsulting.com/about-pat.html