You may have heard that PURR may be down temporarily this Thursday (10/17) for maintenance. The maintenance is being rescheduled, and we do not expect to have any downtime this week. We will let you know when the maintenance has been rescheduled. close

Virtual Learning Communities and ET Pathways: A Synopsis

Listed in Datasets

By Dawn D. Laux1, Michele Summers1, Chad Laux1

Purdue University

This video session describes a virtual learning community with Dawn Laux, Michele Summers and Chad Laux at the Purdue and Ivy Tech 2013 Engineering Technology Summit.

Version 1.0 - published on 02 Apr 2014 doi:10.4231/D32Z12P8F - cite this Archived on 25 Oct 2016

Licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal


The traditional college experience has changed from the post high school student engaged and living within a peer environment to something different. While the traditional model still exists, the state of higher education today has resulted in a wider array of what is considered the postsecondary student: age, enrolled status, and variety of access (2 or 4 year entrance) occur in a wider variety. This video session was conducted at the Engineering Technology Summit in 2013 among Purdue College of Technology and Ivy Tech faculty and students. Dawn Laux and Michele Summers, both Purdue faculty and learning community coordinators, describe a virtual learning community (VLC) and how a VLC supports student success in a Pathway model of higher education.

Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:



The included .MP4 file has been derived from an original .MOD file. This video runs 8 minutes, 27 seconds.

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) is a university core research facility provided by the Purdue University Libraries, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP).