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Joan AnderssenJoan Anderssen Awarded Educator of the Year 2019 at eLCC Conference

eLearning is pleased to announce that Joan Anderssen was awarded the honor of Educator of the Year 2019 at the 30th eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) Conference.
This award recognizes outstanding efforts by faculty and instructors in the field of learning with technology and eLearning. It honors individuals who have provided excellent teaching to include online, hybrid, blended learning, web supplement, mobile and ubiquitous learning with technology. The winner of this award demonstrates innovation and leadership at their institution and beyond in using technology to teach and in eLearning.

Taylor McGreweLearning Work Study Taylor McGrew Earns Orange Belt

eLearning congratulates work study Taylor McGrew for achieving Orange Belt in Songham Taekwondo. Taylor started Taekwondo in mid-July and tested for Orange Belt skill level in August.



Soma Ghosh

Congratulations, Soma Ghosh

Congratulations to Soma Ghosh from eLearning. She has completed a Quality Matters (QM) certificate, Addressing Accessibility and Usability. Questions about accessibility? Please drop by eLearning for assistance.




Introduction to Daylight

Brian Grewe and Enrique Castro reviewing documentsAccessibility Collaboration at ACC

Brian Grewe from eLearning, and Enrique Castro from Student Access Services collaborate on accessibility.


Work Study Brendan Lusk earns Certificates from eLearning

Brendan Lusk, ACC work study/studenWe love working with Brendan Lusk in eLearning. We awarded our long-time work study with two certificates, one for our appreciation of his hard work and the second for completing training in Web Accessibility, Captioning, and Accessible Document Remediation. We know with these new accessibility skills under his belt Brendan will be successful in his future endeavors.



eLearning Summer Intern: Maggie Lindsay

eLearning intern Maggie LindsayThe eLearning department was fortunate to have a two-week summer intern from Colorado Center for the Blind. Maggie currently resides in Phoenix and was here for the summer.
Maggie Lindsay‘s dynamic personality and can-do attitude were the perfect fit for eLearning. Maggie completed many tasks for us including evaluation of campus signage, testing the Student Self-Paced Orientation course, and captioning faculty videos.
eLearning Work Study farewell partyMaggie was impressed by ACC’s commitment to accessibility. She asked a lot of questions about what it takes to become an ACC student because she would love to attend our college someday.

Top photo: Maggie working at her computer.
Bottom photo: Work study farewell party.


Bike to Work Day 2017David Barrentine and his bike on Bike to Work Day 2017

eLearning’s David Barrentine biked to work today! He fulfilled some of the top 10 reasons why everyone should bike to work.
The Top 10 Reasons Everyone Should Bike to Work



Leading the Way in Accessibility

Valorie Sundby teaches eLearning’s work-study, Brendan Lusk, the finer points of document remediation.Arapahoe Community College eLearning department continues to lead the way in accessibility with the presence of Valorie Sundby, who is an expert in EIT accessibility (Electronic Information Technology accessibility) and specializes in higher ed accessibility. Valorie is currently a member of the certification committee for the IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals).
Valorie is currently training eLearning staff and work-study students in principles of accessibility and PDF remediation. She and Brian Grewe are developing self-paced courses for faculty and students in document accessibility.
Questions on creating accessible documents or course content? Come see us down in eLearning (M1710)

*Photo: Valorie Sundby teaches eLearning’s work-study, Brendan Lusk, the finer points of document remediation.

Congratulations, Dr. Brian Grewe!

Please congratulate our newest Doctor of Philosophy Brian Grewe. Dr. Grewe recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Communication with a focus on Family & Interpersonal Communication. We are fortunate to have Dr. Grewe working in eLearning as our CTE Accessibility Specialist. If you haven’t met Dr. Grewe yet, please stop by and introduce yourself.

Dr. Brian Grewe

Faculty Desk Calendar Resources

eLearning provided calendars for faculty with numerous resources. View the digital eLearning Faculty Calendar and learn more about resources available for faculty both online and on-campus.

New QM Master Reviewers

Joan Anderssen and Susan Kendall have received their Quality Matters Reviewer Certification (MRC). The role of the QM Master Reviewer is integral in ensuring the rigor and consistency of the Quality Matters peer review process and insurance of ACC's high standards for online learning. Joan and Susan also serve on the ACC eLearning Online Advisory Board. Please congratulate these pioneers as our first Quality Matters Master Reviewers.

Congratulations Joan Anderssen & Susan Kendall

Article about ACC eLearning posted on the Arapahoe Pinnacle

Posted April 27, 2016

Brendan Lusk, eLearning assistant and ACC student

Thanks to our very own Brendan Lusk, eLearning assistant and ACC student, we are proud to feature the latest article from the Arapahoe Pinnacle:

eLearning: a valuable resource for ACC students and staff

Volunteer Spotlight - Diana Hornick

Posted February 17, 2016

Diana Hornick

Diana Hornick, ACC Communication Professor and Animal Advocacy Club Faculty Adviser, was featured on the "Volunteer Spotlight" page of the Wild Animal Sanctuary Newsletter this spring. We would like to recognize Diana for her incredible work being an animal advocate and volunteering at the sanctuary. Diana adds "being with the animals and like-minded people, as well as being a model for my students when I ask them to go out and volunteer for their Service Learning Projects is a big deal. I’ve been there almost 4 years now and I’m always happy when I’m talking to guests, cleaning out tiger and mountain lion enclosures, feeding the bears and wolves, and generally listening to the lions roar!"

Read more about the latest newsletter.

Awards for Dr. Jeff Broome

Awards, Dr. Jeff Broome

Dr. Jeff Broome (Faculty, Philosophy) won two awards for the same publication. The publication is Collateral Damage Sand Creek and the Fletcher Family Indian Captivity Story, which was published in 2014. In July, in Amarillo, Jeff won 1st place of the Wild West History Association for best scholarly article in 2014, in all historical publications on the West. In October, in Portland, he won the Philip A. Danielson Award (First Prize) for best presentation/publication among all westerners programs in the world. The organization giving the award was Westerners International.

Congratulations, Jeff!

Universal Design for Learning

Posted August 17, 2015

We are proud to show off our latest UDL page that the eLearning department has been working very hard on. We have new videos and updated documentation on how to make course materials accessible to all users. Please check it out and provide your feedback to Lee Christopher (eLearning Director) by emailing lee.christopher [at]

6 Years Reaccreditation for PHT Program

Posted July 28, 2015

Congratulations to Ann Oberg (Department Chair, PHT) and the ACC Pharmacy Technician Program for achieving 6 years reaccreditation, as voted on by the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission (PTAC), and accepted by the ASHP and ACPE board of directors. 

Ann Oberg

Faculty Quality Matters Reviewers

Posted May 27, 2015

Our part-time eLearning specialist, Steve Rothenberg, has accepted a full-time position as Instructional Design Coordinator at CCCOnline. We wish Steve all the best and will miss working with him at ACC. Steve starts at his new position June 8.

Steve Rothenberg in eLearning at ACC  

Posted March 23, 2015

Mary Steggall (Faculty, Nursing) becomes our fifth faculty member to have obtained the status of becoming a Quality Matters (QM) reviewer. Great job, Mary!

Mary Steggall

Posted February 27, 2015

We are proud to announce that Daniel Gore (Faculty, History) is the latest faculty member to have achieved the status of a Quality Matters (QM) Reviewer. Congratulations, Dan!

Daniel Gore

Posted December 25, 2014

Kathy Winograd (Faculty, English) is our third faculty member to become a Quality Matters Reviewer. Congratulations, Kathy!

 Kathy Winograd

Posted October 08, 2014

We are proud to announce that Joan Anderssen (Faculty, Economics) is now a Quality Matters (QM) Reviewer. Joan is also serving on the Online Standards Committee.

Joan Anderssen


Posted September 26, 2014

It is with great pleasure that we announce Susan Kendall (Faculty, Business) as the first faculty member to achieve Quality Matters Reviewer status.  Susan is an active and energetic member of the Online Standards Committee.  We are all most proud of her achievement.

Susan Kendall


Featured Faculty: Kathryn Winograd

Posted March 12, 2015

Kathryn Winograd

We are proud to announce that Kathy Winograd (Faculty, English) has been chosen as a finalist for Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award. For more information, visit INDIEFAB AWARDS.


Featured Faculty: Dr. Jeff Broome

Posted March 12, 2015

Post courtesy of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Website

Jeff Broome holding award

Philosophy Professor Dr. Jeff Broome was consulted for the “Wild Bill Hickok” and “Lt. Colonel George A. Custer” episodes of FOX News Channel’s upcoming 10-week historical series entitled Legends & Lies: Into the West, which debuts on Sunday, April 12.

FOX News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly is the executive producer of the series, which will recount the tales of the greatest characters of America’s Wild West, including Jesse James, David Crockett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid.

Dr. Broome is a highly-acclaimed Colorado and Wild West historian who has won national and international awards for his writings.

To view more and comment on the blog, visit the CCCS Updates and News page.


Rudy Bettmann in Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted February 25, 2015

Rudy Bettmann

Mortuary Science Faculty Rudy Bettmann was inducted into the Colorado Soccer Association Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, Feb. 7, 2015, during the annual Colorado Soccer Association Awards Banquet at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows. Congratulations, Sir!

Rudy Bettmann's Soccer Credentials


Featured Faculty: Jeff Broome

Posted November 26, 2014

Jeff was contacted last September by Michael Allen, an editor for the Wall Street Journal. Michael had a great-great grandfather as one of the soldiers at Sand Creek. Jeff's great-great uncle was also there. Michael visited Colorado and spent 6 hours at Jeff's home, videotaping him for a future film on Sand Creek.

Posted November 3, 2014

Jeff Broome displaying Wild West History Award

Jeff's book Cheyenne War: Indian Raids on the Roads to Denver, 1864-1869 was published in late 2013 and is 528 pages. Last month it won third place for ”Best non-fiction Book Published in 2013”, awarded by Westerners International. Westerners International also awarded him first place for the Philip Danielson Award for best program/publication of all westerners in 2013, for a Roundup he did with the Denver Westerners on the famous brawl Wild Bill Hickok had with Custer’s troopers in Hays Kansas in 1870.

Because of these national awards, Jeff was contacted last September by an editor with the Wall Street Journal. The editor is doing a piece commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek massacre. Turns out his great-great grandfather, and Jeff's great-great uncle both served in the 3rd Colorado Cavalry and participated in the famous 1864 incident. The editor came out to Colorado and spent most of a day interviewing Jeff about that controversial fight. The article is due to appear later this month in the Wall Street Journal.

Jeff was also interviewed for most of a day by one of the major television networks, who is going to do a 10-week series on the old west in 2015. He was interviewed on Hickok as well as Custer and his last fight in 1876. Jeff just published a 14,000+ manuscript on an Indian captivity in 1865, the direct result of retaliation by the Cheyenne for Sand Creek. That manuscript is titled Collateral Damage: The 1865 Fletcher Family Captivity Story. 


Welcome our new Associate Deans

Posted August 4, 2014

Please welcome our new Associate Deans (from left to right): Debbie Grant (School of Arts, Humanities, Business and Technology), Fida Obeidi (School of Health, Math and Sciences) and JoAnn Beine (School of Communication, Social and Behavioral Sciences).

Associate Deans


Students, come and work for eLearning

Posted July 1, 2014

Come and work for us in eLearning. We still have a few work study positions available.

  • Work in a team environment
  • Work around your class schedule 
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Enhance customer service skills 
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Work in a fun and casual work environment

View the detailed description of the available position.


Congratulations, Kathy Winograd

Posted Jan 21, 2014

Here’s the website of Kathy's new book Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation. It’s creative nonfiction. Kathy started out writing poetry, which she still does, won the Colorado Book Award for her first book of poetry, and now she also writes creative nonfiction which is published in literary journals.  Jeff Broome and Kathy are going to do book signings and readings at the ACC library on February 19 at 2:00 and 6:30 p.m. For more information visit the website. 

In 1996, Kathy recalls first hearing of this new thing in education called “elearning.” She couldn’t imagine what an “elearning” course looked like—was it a box? A mail order kit?—but she jumped onboard and has not regretted it since.  She now laughs at these tiny little devices we use to get email. Kathy worked for an elearning company for three years and had to travel across the country giving demonstrations. In order to get her emails and have access to online classrooms, she had to carry a gigantic laptop computer that (she jokes) practically broke her shoulder at the airports, and a giant modem that she would use to plug in to the hotel phone jack and actually make a scratchy internet connection. Adding to that she had a small projector that had to be hooked up by a hundred wires to the computer. You’ve got the picture.

Kathy recalls the first time she figured out how to go into a public chatroom: she ended up chatting with a bar maid in New England.  She warned Kathy to be careful: men were already making the moves on her through the chatrooms and she predicted general bad behavior to come.  And she was right! Lastly, Kathy has a pretty little place up in the mountains that she goes to whenever she can to “disconnect". Though now with the hotspot on her phone, she does not really have an excuse not to be online (except when the wind is blowing and she can’t get a single bar)!


50 Years of Teaching

Posted Sep 09, 2013

Dr. Jim Boespflug just started his 50th consecutive year of teaching business courses. Dr. Boespflug is Faculty Emeritus and has started his 47th year at ACC and 18th year of retirement teaching. Congratulations, Sir!

Image of Dr. Jim Boespflug


Featured Faculty, Jeff Broome

Posted Aug 11, 2013

Jeff finished his book, Cheyenne War. It will be 504 pages when it comes out late fall. He has also received an award – called  the Six Shooter Award – of the Wild West History Association for the best general article in 2012, for a piece that he did in Wild West.

jeff broome