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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 (110):

bag of money 2019 Scholarship Application
Learn about scholarships at PCC and how to apply for them. Posted February 11, 2019
A computer screen with the word feedback on it Unlocking the Priorities Survey for Online Learners 4
Learn about the Priorities Survey for Online Learners that PCC conducted in Spring 2017 and learn a few highlights from the results. Posted January 16, 2019
infographic thumbnail What works well: Online students and instructors infographic
See what is expected of online students and online instructors at PCC. Posted January 3, 2019
Stacie Williams Throw your students a lifeline 12
Stacie Williams shares some techniques she uses to "throw students a lifeline" and engage students before they get too far off track. Posted December 3, 2018
Select Chemistry equation as an option D2L Brightspace 10.8.5 updates for September 2018
Feature updates from August and September releases. Posted September 12, 2018
The Proctorio webcam logo Online Learning is piloting proctoring software
Online Learning is piloting virtual proctoring software with Chemistry faculty this summer (and fall) to evaluate its efficacy. Posted August 7, 2018
icon continuous delivery D2L Brightspace 10.8.2 updates for June 2018
Lots of updates to the June release that faculty will probably enjoy. Posted June 13, 2018
icon continuous delivery D2L CD 10.8.1 update for May 2018
A few updates in the 10.8.1 release that goes live on May 25, 2018. Posted May 25, 2018
A graph showing increasing usage Check out your content usage 3
Learn how to get a sense of how engaged your students are with your course content. Posted May 14, 2018
bulk edit your dates Meet the updated Manage Dates tool 7
Learn more about the powerful Manage Dates tool and new features. Posted April 23, 2018