GCC responds to the Coronavirus Outbreak. GCC has moved to remote online instruction.

Fabiola Torres

Ethnic Studies Online Instructor

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An 8 week online course takes a traditional 16 week course and compresses it into 8 weeks. Weekly online instructional activities consist of 6 hours worth of classwork.  Classwork includes weekly video messages, online lectures, discussions, unit activities and preparing for assessments and unit assessments via Canvas.  However reading material, studying and constructing unit assessment should be factored into your schedule.  Therefore, 6-8 hours per week shall be carved out in your life routine. 

Because Ethnic Studies is a current and enlightening discipline, the online nature of the course will make the experience relevant.  Every week, new stories, reports and incidents will connect to our subject.  In addition, audio and visual resources will add value to our leaning experience.

I believe in working with students toward a successful outcome for all students.  As a first generation college student, I understand how balancing work, family and school can deplete our energy.  Yet using technology can enable us to stay focussed on work, family and school.  My goal is to eliminate failure in my courses. Therefore I dedicate most of my time nudging students via Canvas to stay on task.  

For further information, visit Ethnic Studies by Fabiola Torres

*Special Note:  My courses use PRONTO, a mobile communication platform provides students instant access to the instructor and classmates in order to get answers quickly, form meaningful connections, and be successful.

Want to learn why I love teaching?  Visit my blog post to the Online Network of Educators.  

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Fabiola Torres
Distance Education Faculty
Ethnic Studies
Social Sciences Division