IGNITE Session

Ocean Does Science Online

Track: Ignite

General Session IV
Fri 10:30 am –11:15 am

Abstract
Ocean County College provides online science courses to hundreds of students nationally. Through the use of robust online content, engaging learning exercises, and hands-on lab kits, OCC Online’s science courses are widely regarded as some of the best and most transferable online science courses around. Come and see for yourself!

Marc Labella
Professor
Ocean County College

Bio / Expertise
Professor Labella has taught at the college level for 30 years in the capacity of both a professor and an administrator at Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey, and now as a full-time tenured Associate Professor at Ocean County College. He graduated, training in Biology, Educational Psychology, and Statistics, and have taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (face to face and online).

Professor Labella has a passion for teaching and a respect for new and innovative forms of learning; because of this passion, He helped to develop an accelerated degree program in Business for returning adults, has developed and taught numerous distance-learning courses, and is now a certified online instructor as well as a certified online peer evaluator. Of course, lately he has been busy putting Ocean County College’s Science Courses online, and “loving every minute of it!”

 

Jeff Harmon
Associate Director of Elearning
Ocean County College

Bio / Expertise
Jeff S. Harmon presently serves as the Associate Director of Elearning at Ocean County College where he manages the operations of distance learning initiatives. He is also a lecturer at Ocean County College and Associate Professor of Business at Amridge University. Jeff currently serves as public member/vice chair on the specialized accreditation board of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). In his past roles, he has directed the efforts of a USDE recognized accrediting agency and served as a private educational consultant to several accrediting agencies in the areas of standards revision and outcomes assessment. While working for a for-profit he assisted over 90 institutions of higher education in their efforts at designing, implementing, and maintaining institution-wide learning outcomes assessment and institutional effectiveness systems.
He is currently pursuing a doctorate in the area of educational leadership.