What is the VLC?

The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina Community College System for developing online course content and providing support services for the benefit and success of distance learning students, educators, and eLearning administrators.

Learn. Virtually Anywhere.

eLearning allows the citizens of NC to “Learn. Virtually Anywhere.” eLearning provides students opportunities to advance career and educational goals. The Virtual Learning Community’s mission is to support local colleges’ distance learning initiatives through developing and editing resources for curriculum and continuing education online and blended courses, offering faculty training, and best practice trends and new technologies.

The VLC began as an idea for a collaborative process for developing online course content which was supported by the 58 college presidents.

In 1999, the VLC became a reality and has been growing ever since. All fifty-eight (58) community colleges and hundreds of educators from across North Carolina have participated in the numerous, yearly research, development and training projects, as well as use many of the VLC resources.

The VLC Quality and Assessment, Professional Development, and Technology Centers collaboratively apply expertise in research and information related to trending best practices, customized training, and professional development opportunities, and technology tools, with the overarching goal of helping faculty build student success.