Dr. Kristopher Burrell is an Assistant Professor of History at Hostos Community College. He earned his doctoral degree in US History from the City University of New York-Graduate Center. His research interests include online learning assessment, in addition to 20th Century US and African American history. He has been teaching hybrid and asynchronous courses since 2014.
Kristopher Burrell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History, Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Interim Co-Coordinator Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Hostos Community College
By: Prof. Kate S. Wolfe Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Prof. Sarah L. Hoiland, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Prof. Kate Lyons, Associate Professor, Library and Educational Technology,
Carlos Guevara, Director, Educational Technology and CTL,
Dr. Kris Burrell, Assistant Professor, Behavioral and Social Sciences,
Dr. Jacqueline M. DiSanto, Assistant Professor, Education,
Prof. Sandy Figueroa, Assistant Professor, Business,
Dr. Aaron Davis, Instructional Designer, Educational Technology,
Iber Poma, Coordinator of Student Services, Educational Technology,
Wilfredo Rodríguez, Coordinator, Educational Technology,
Prof. Linda Ridley, Lecturer, Business
Hostos Community College, CUNY, New York
The Office of Education Technology (EdTech) at Hostos Community College and faculty members from various departments created the Hostos Online Learning Assessment (HOLA) Task Force to design a survey for gathering and assessing data about students’ perceptions of their online learning experiences. The task force wanted to utilize the survey results to identify strengths and weaknesses in online instruction and student preparedness for the online learning environment. Student perceptions of online learning are integral to building upon current best practices and also gauging the preparedness of the students for the online learning environment, particularly in an urban, Hispanic-serving community college. The survey and results will be discussed within the broader context of best practices and online learning assessments as well as the way the HOLA Task Force is utilizing the data to make meaningful changes in the survey instrument, in addittion planning for continuous improvement in online learning.
Keywords: online learning, asynchronous, hybrid, blended, student, community college, urban, Hispanic, African American