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Andy Freed

Contact info: afreed@pcc.edu

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Andy Freed

I'm the Manager of Online Learning Technology & Student Success in Online Learning, where I oversee our infrastructure, technical support, and online student services teams. I've been with the College since 2001 and have worked in several positions, from technical support to, well, more complicated and fancier problem solving. I believe that technology can help remove barriers so that our students can attain their educational goals. I also believe that technology can become that barrier if not well considered, well implemented, and well supported. Our Distance Education department supports students from all over the Portland Metro region and far beyond. One of my goals is to provide, at a minimum, equivalent access to education for students through creative solutions, dedicated staff, and collaborative efforts with the College at large. Check out my video introduction, and please contact me if you have any questions about Distance Ed, our services, our technology, or if you're having problems.

Articles (116):

A similar interface on mobile devices, laptops, and desktops Quarterly Updates for Spring 2021 2
Greatest hits of updates to the learning ecosystem for Spring 2021. Posted March 29, 2021
A classroom with empty seats Quickpoll Results: Is maintaining attendance in remote classes challenging? 4
Summarizing student responses to the prompt "Is maintaining attendance in remote classes challenging?" Posted February 8, 2021
Upload file icon Quarterly Updates for Winter 2021 4
Updates to the online learning ecosystem for Winter 2021. Posted December 30, 2020
The new library widget has more options, including custom course guides Updates to the D2L Brightspace Library Widget 
The Library has updated the Library widget in D2L Brightspace to include new custom course guides. Posted October 26, 2020
A similar interface on mobile devices, laptops, and desktops Quarterly Updates for Fall 2020 5
Summary of updates to D2L, Zoom, Kaltura and more for Fall 2020 Posted September 15, 2020
A similar interface on mobile devices, laptops, and desktops Quarterly Updates for Summer 2020
A list of some of the updates in our online learning ecosystem for Summer 2020. Posted June 15, 2020
May is mental health awareness month Counseling services available to students
PCC Counseling is offering individual and group counseling services as well as social work services remotely. Posted May 5, 2020
A hand holding a sign that says "You got this" A new perspective on Course Progress Notifications 12
Online Admissions & Recruiting Coordinator Roberto Suarez shares his take on Course Progress Notifications and how his opinion on the task has changed over time. Posted January 13, 2020
Quarterly Updates for Winter 2020
A list of updates to our learning ecosystem for Winter 2020. Posted January 3, 2020
a person holding a mobile phone with the pulse app visible on the device. It shows updates for the student's courses. Get the Pulse app to keep up with class info
Get the Pulse app for your phone to receive updates from your classes. Posted September 24, 2019