The Virtual Learning Community is a collaborative effort of all of North Carolina’s Community Colleges to increase the quality and availability of online learning and support services. The VLC began as an idea of the Distance Learning Consortium and VLC Steering Committee. In 1999, this idea became a reality. The VLC has been growing ever since. Hundreds of educators from the NCCCS have participated.
The purpose of the VLC is to develop, edit, and broker content for curriculum and continuing education distance learning courses and to provide professional development for distance learning faculty and staff.
The North Carolina Community College System will assist its colleges in serving students who would otherwise be unserved, expanding learning opportunities, making instruction accessible, and using technology to supplement classroom instruction.
The Virtual Learning Community, supported by Learning Technology Systems, will provide hardware, software, content, and training to administrators and faculty within the North Carolina Community College System for their use in providing their students with Web-based courses, telecourses, interactive video courses, and hybrid courses.