Carteret Community College Title III Grant

DL Pioneers Reports

DL Pioneers Final Reports – Click Here

1. Detailed DL Pioneer Reports Phase I PDF – Click to Download

2. Detailed DL Pioneer Reports Phase II PDF – Click to Download

3. Detailed DL Pioneer Reports Phase III PDF – Click to Download

4. Detailed DL Pioneer Reports Phase IV PDF – Click to Download

5.t3pioneerv -Detailed DL Pioneer Reports Phase IV PDF – Click to Download

The 40 faculty members that submitted reports linked above (Dl Pioneers) represent a cross section of Carteret Community College curriculum’s and have committed to either completely upgrading and retooling online classes (adding content specific visuals, producing audio instructional podcasts and enhancing course content) they are already teaching or developing new online courses for CCC. These distance learning pioneers are also participating in a variety of professional development activities such as, workshops, conferences and seminars in order to not only upgrade their courses technically, but are upgrading their online teaching methods as well.

Exciting things are happening at CCC as far as Distance Learning goes and Title III has us poised to be a leader in online education.


  • Cathy Crowell — Photographic Technology Coordinator
  • Jennifer Eyl — Math Instructor
  • Laurie Freshwater — Health Sciences Director
  • Skip Kemp – Director of Aquaculture
  • Lela McClanahan — Interior Design Coordinator
  • Jason Smith — Fine Arts Coordinator
  • Susan Smith — English Adjunct
  • Bob Tyndall — Physics Instructor
  • Johnny Underwood — Sociology Instructor & Director of Leadership
  • Mary Walton — Director of Business Technology


• Carla Williams – Radiography Instructor
• Debra Walsh – Accounting Intructor
• Buddy Miller – Business Instructor
• Robert Malone – English Adjunct Instructor
• Donna Galley – Psychology Instructor
• Meg Rawls – Science Instructor
• John Baucom – Photography Instructor
• Marjorie Gross – Math Instructor
• Tammy Powell – Interior Design Instructor


• James MinorEnglish Adjunct Instructor

Hetty Wallace – EMS Coordinator

Hedda Bunting – CAPS Center

Brenda Long – Financial Aid Officer

Lynn Judy – Business Administration

Glenda Chagaris – Business Administration

Mark Johnson – Councilor

Doree Evans – Developmental / Reading Curriculum Coordinator

Catherine Lassiter – Paralegal Coordinator

Vonda Godette – Nurse Assistant Program Coordinator



  1. Things are going pretty good at this point in my BB upgrade. I am running into some snags along the way, but I am working to resolve those. As you know, I have tried to attach my Eng. 112 intro. podcast/MP3 file to an email to send to you, but it doesn’t transmit it as one. I also had problems getting my recording into Audacity. Cameron helped me with that by providing excellent instructions for PC users (which is what I needed), and now I am using Audacity successfully! As with all things, after learning the ropes, problems will be solved. This is a fun adventure, too! I always love to add new exciting features to my classes; therefore, this is right up my alley! The students are loving the new additions, too!

    Comment by Susan T. Smith — February 3, 2007 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  2. Do date, I have recorded and posted one podcast to my SOC 210 Course and have taped an aditional one which I am currently edting with the Audacity software ( all by myself-yeah). The SOC 210 course is really looking good at this point visually. I have added video and additional images too. This is all new to me so I am proud of what I have accomplished thus far. I am having a great time. I am busy working on content and images for the SOC 244 COurse (Sociology of Death and Dying) which will make its debut Fall of 2007. I attended the Advanced Blackboard training and look forward to more of the advanced courses. I am bogging consistently now and really want more training in WordPress.

    Comment by Johnny Underwood — February 3, 2007 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  3. You both are really moving forward beautifully! I have looked over both your courses and I am amazed at how much you both have accomplished in such little time. Even though it takes a little time to work through the technical hurdles of podcasting and editing audio I think you are both on the other side of the learning curve. You both articulate well in your podcasts and your personalities shine through. Keep up the great work Johhny and Susan. I will be scheduling some advanced more targeted training in the next month that will address enhanced podcasting (adding visuals) and review the procedures for ITunes U.


    Comment by Patrick Keough — February 3, 2007 @ 1:22 pm | Reply

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  5. I attended Patrick’s Advanced Blackboard training. I have been working on consistency within my courses,.as far as images, sizes, placement,.I have gathered more images for the DES 265- Lighting, and DES- 126 Graphic Presentation II. Experimenting with my personal mp3 player versus the Ipod (this weekend),. Ipod recorder wins hands-down. I am striving to always keep a announcement up in my Bb courses,. and to make sure they are eye-catching and interesting. Added a video that I googled into one of my announcements. Cameron was a huge help with creating banners for my DES 265 and 126! Looking forward to working with Audacity,. and learning the editing end of it! Feel like I’m off to a slow start between the infected root canal, and health issues with family members,. but I’m hanging, and liking the results of all the additions and changes to my courses!!

    Comment by Lela Mc — February 3, 2007 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  6. I’ve been learning the subtleties of Garage Band as well as taking photographs and selecting musical tracks in preparation for the enhanced pod casts I’m planning for my Design classes. As soon as the iTunes Portal is operating and I have a direct link enableing me to post content to the iTunes site I plan on furthering my aims.

    Right now, I am hesitant to proceed until I am able to receive immediate visual and auditory feedback from the site itself. In essence, I need to make sure the content I make will sound and look the way I want it to on the site before I can afford to commit the time resources to the project that it requires.

    I have created a “pod cast” / “audio introduction” to my Art Appreciation classes and loved it. For that I used the current school server and wrote it in html. I can’t wait to get started on the enhanced pod casts!

    Comment by Jason Smith — February 4, 2007 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  7. Lela and Jason,

    You are both making great progress on your courses. I love the podcast orientation you did with the music Jason. I’ll link that one up later for everyone to hear. I hope to get CCC ITUNES up and ready for instructor content in the next 2 weeks. I am asking Terence for an update on this today. Lela…your banners look great and I look forward to hearing your 2 podcasts – let me know if you need help on the editing – Audacity is an easy program once you play with it for awhile.

    Keep up the great work!


    Comment by keoughp — February 5, 2007 @ 7:16 am | Reply

  8. Here’s my update for my courses.

    CIS 110: I have placed an order for the new software that we’ll use. I have started evaluating textbooks to select. I need both of these items complete before I can proceed with the major changes that I will incorporate in this course.

    DBA 110: This is the one that I’m currently teaching and pretty much building as I go. There is much progress to report for this course. I started the semester with Lecture notes and PowerPoints for each of the 9 modules for the course. I have added 2-3 lecture/podcasts in .wmv format for each of the first 4 modules. The lectures are recorings of my voice with the computer screen captured for hands-on activities. I’ve gotten great feedback from students. I’ve added graphics to major key areas and continue to work on that as time allows. I have a great guest speaker aligned to post a podcast on how database design, programming and web design all come together. Terence Smith who is currently our webmaster and who previously worked as a programmer for Nortel will be providing this great presentation.

    Well if I could just catch up on GRADING, I’d be in good shape!

    Comment by Mary Walton — February 5, 2007 @ 9:44 am | Reply

  9. I forgot to say that I’ve been using Camtasia for all of my lecture recordings. I can create, edit and produce using this product. I am currently producing in .wmv format, but when I get the new upgrade for the product, producing for the Ipod/Itunes will be totally seamless.

    Comment by Mary Walton — February 5, 2007 @ 9:46 am | Reply

  10. zoom zoom zoom…
    Impressive stuff going on out there.
    My only regret is that I can’t view any of the extreme updating y’all are doing.

    Comment by Don Staub — February 5, 2007 @ 9:53 am | Reply

  11. I can make that happen Don – lets get together in the next week and I will give you a personal cyber tour of these excellent “model” online classes.


    Comment by keoughp — February 5, 2007 @ 9:59 am | Reply

  12. RCP 114 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
    Using Audacity software, I created, edited and posted a course introduction podcast. I added images to my content folders to enhance the visual appeal of the course. I created an grading rubric for my Discussion Board. I am participating actively in discussion forums as indicated.

    RCP 214 Neo/Peds Respiratory Care
    I am writing the script for the introductory podcast for the course. I have added images to my content folders to enhance the visual appeal of the course.

    I attended the Advanced Blackboard workshop on Jan. 26, 2007. I have requested Camtasia software to be used as a production tool.

    I assisted practical nursing instructor, Melanie Hooper, in creating and publishing an exam in Blackboard.

    Comment by Laurie Freshwater — February 5, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  13. I enjoyed both of the workshops on BlackBoard back in January.

    I continue to collect images for the”CD”. I continually upgrade content. I’ve been double posting some documents in both Word format and PDF. This was in response to a student request and it seems to working out ok. I posted my first PPT set this week. The students who have PPT liked it.

    I have upgraded my software and now have iLife 6. I’m working on two A-V podcasts and a video podcast.


    Comment by Bob Tyndall — February 5, 2007 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  14. So far I have spent my time writing new instructional content and adding images to your my online Documentary course, which I am teaching now. It looks so good I am very excited with the visuals. This week I had the chance to include images from 2 field trips we have been on to exhibits. the students love seeing themselves oe their work on the blackboard. I attended your workshop and began learning about editing audio with audacity, and doing podcast. I would like to schedule a time to do my audio introduction in your office with the sound equipment. Thanks for your help with this. I am learning a lot.

    Comment by cathy crowell — February 5, 2007 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  15. It is very evident to me that you are all taking your online courses and the way to teach them to a new and more interactive level. It really doesn’t matter what discipline you teach – it’s all about reaching the students in a variety of ways with a variety of viable and proactive teaching strategies – I am really impressed with how far you have all come in such a short amont of time as far as creating more visually sophisticated course designs, adding audio and video content and just being more connected to your students. Bob…I love that intro you have done for your onlne astronomy class Welcome to Astronomy and Cathy…your online Documentary Photography class is rich with great documentary images and viable links. Mary…you are a leader in the Business Division as far as online teaching – you and Laurie are going to (and already are) harnessing the power of Camtasia in order to help your student visualize your course content in addition to producing some great and informative podcasts. These audio lecture give the students a glimpse into our personalities and teaching styles as intructors This group is out of the gate – off and running, and I look forward to seeing what new, creative and innovative things you will continue to incorporate into your online courses as this semester progresses.

    Thanks for being a part of this team! You are all making a huge difference here at CCC – each one of you is a catalyst for a new way of teaching online and a catalyst for making CCC a leader in online teaching in NC.


    Comment by keoughp — February 5, 2007 @ 8:56 pm | Reply

  16. I attended both of Patrick’s BB workshops in January, and have been working on adding to my bank of images. I met with Patrick last week and really worked on creating the introduction/ orientation for my class, which will also become my first podcast. We also experimented with the best ways to just get content into the BB site without losing formatting. Next week, an experienced on-line algebra instructor is coming to CCC to spend the day and help get me going with the “math-y” bits.

    I am so new to so much of this that I’m still just learning what questions to ask, and I must commend Patrick on his patience with me. But we are making progress.

    Comment by Jennifer — February 6, 2007 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

  17. Yes Jenn..we are certainly making progress – I am going to have Cameron create your course banners for you when you get me the images – I feel good about where you are with your course design and development – having Robin Rider come from ECU is really going to help kick start us with some sound online instructional methodology for Mat 161. This will get easier – I promise.


    Comment by keoughp — February 6, 2007 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  18. Got the MacBook connecting to the wireless networks that I will be using and I have used the movie / audio feature on the MacBook. Next thing to do is edit the file and upload to Bb.

    I have added content to my online course. I am using two students as “beta” testers for the course. They are taking the course and giving me feedback on it.

    Comment by pskemp2 — February 7, 2007 @ 12:31 pm | Reply

  19. Skip

    That is a great idea having a few students “beta” test your hybrid course. Their feedback will be valuable. Continue adding visuals to your course content and let me know if I can help you with the video/audio feature of the Mac Book – IMovie is great and remember you have the camera built directly into the top of the screen. Keep up the good work Skip.


    Comment by keoughp — February 9, 2007 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  20. Boy Skip you are getting high tech- camera built onto your screen. I’ll look forward to seeing you in the movies!

    Comment by Johnny Underwood — February 9, 2007 @ 8:33 am | Reply

  21. Just curious- how are your retention rates to date for this current semester? Are you beginning to see some noted differences as your courses evolve?

    Comment by Johnny Underwood — February 14, 2007 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

  22. Activities for February, 2007
    RCP 114 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
    I continue to added images to my content folders to enhance the visual appeal of the course. I revised my grading rubric for my Discussion Board. I uploaded the introductory podcast for this course to the CCC iTunes server.

    RCP 214 Neo/Peds Respiratory Care
    Using Audacity software, I created, edited and posted a course introduction podcast. I uploaded this podcast to the CCC iTunes server. I continue to add images to my content folders to enhance the visual appeal of the course.

    I attended the NC3ADL distance learning conference on February 18-20th. I received very useful information that will help me increase the effectiveness of my online courses. I have had Camtasia software installed on my notebook computer. I will use this software to create tutorials for my courses.

    Comment by Laurie Freshwater — March 14, 2007 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  23. My 2 beta testers are providing great feedback to the AQU 161 online lab practicum. Patrick was right they have found every gray area, which is of course giving them a better grade and me a better course.

    I scripted and recorded an orientation podcast for AQU 111. Then I rewrote it and re-recorded it. Then I revised and re-recorded it twice more; get the picture? When do I say, “OK that will have to do,” and move on? Can I replace a podcast on iTunes Univ with an upgrade once it has been uploaded?

    PS: Can I borrow Jason’s voice for my podcasts? And can I borrow Bob’s music sources, do they have “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”? ;o)

    Comment by pskemp2 — March 18, 2007 @ 9:47 am | Reply

  24. Activities for March, 2007
    RCP 114 Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology
    I am using my iPod and a Belkin microphone to record weekly reviews I am doing with my class. I am editing the audio podcasts with audacity software and posting them to my course in Blackboard. I am also uploading them into iTunes U so they will be available when we go online. In the future, I want to add video to these audio podcasts.
    I have uploaded my images for this course to the college server and will link to these images when the conversion to Blackboard 7.2 is complete.

    RCP 214 Neo/Peds Respiratory Care
    I continue to add images to my content folders to enhance the visual appeal of the course.

    Comment by Laurie Freshwater — April 3, 2007 @ 9:48 am | Reply

  25. Your courses are looking great Laurie and producing the podcasts and images is adding a real personalized touch to your classes in addition to connecting with a variety of learning styles.

    Keep up the great work!


    Comment by Patrick Keough — April 4, 2007 @ 9:43 am | Reply

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  28. Houston we have made a giant step with the DL program and blackboard. (who’d of thunk it) lol
    We have recorded our grades all semester. We have posted websites for our students to access concerning topics pertaining to cosmetology. Our student are using blackboard to get Theory lectures online. All important information from parking to exams and field-trips. We are going to work on our banner and use some videos. This may sound like some steps, but remember we are a technical class, and most of our course is a hands on.
    Remember: One small leap for Cosmetology
    One giant leap for Dl

    Comment by Sandy — May 6, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply

  29. I am so proud and impressed with the strides you all have made in Cosmetology in respect to distance learning and incorporating blackboard into your teaching strategies. The more you use it and become familiar with this powerful course management system the more you will use it as a tool to deliver instruction and share resources with your students. Keep up the great work Sandy!

    Comment by keoughp — May 8, 2010 @ 11:48 am | Reply

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