Funding provided by U.S. Department of Education grant #P33A050026   

Learning Disabilities and Distance Learning: Preparing Faculty for Student Sucess

About the Grant

The Learning Disabilities and Distanc Learning: Preparing Faculty for Student Sucess project was a three year demonstration grant awarded to Allan Hancock College in 2005 by the office of Post-Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.

The purpose of this project was to assist instructors in the development and implemenation of innovative and efficient distance learning teaching methods and strategies that would meet the needs of learning disabled students. As a product of this project Allan Hancock College developed this learning disabilities and distance learning resource website. These faculty training resource modules are designed to assisst faculty in creating and utilizing materials that support successful distance learning course completion by learning disabled students. These modules model best practices in distance learning.

Ancillary products that have resulted from the project are:

  • A learning strategies and study skills resource site for students with learning disabilities
  • An online learning disability screening for students
  • A pre- and post-test survey to elicit faculty knowledge and learning
  • A rating scale for faculty to use in evaluating learning styles



Useful Resources:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Post-Secondary Education  information for programs and divsions and grants.

Last Modified 3/24/10