YouTube the most important ingredient for Culinary Arts

Program still able to train students during pandemic When it comes to virtual learning, Israel Villanueva may have created the perfect recipe. Villanueva, an assistant professor in Del Mar College’s Culinary Arts Program, is no stranger to virtual instruction or technology. Before joining Del Mar, he earned a master’s in education technology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, where part of his education required him to teach a six-week hybrid Fusion Cooking Course for a women’s shelter using YouTube and a webpage he created.   “The first thing I did when I arrived as a full-time instructor, I updated the curriculum. I…

Students look to YouTube for extra help

Video series by math professor proves invaluable Many students continue to struggle with online education as they juggle work, school and family life in a less than ideal learning environment.  Like other schools around the country, Del Mar College has switched to online classes to help stop the spread of COVID-19, forcing students to meet online who were not quite ready to do so.  Nell Atkinson, an engineering major and bakery specialist at H-E-B, found himself overwhelmed when in-school classes were first canceled. “I was trying to juggle working full time, homeschooling my four girls and keeping up with my own…

Del Mar launches TikTok video series

Site features several ‘how-to’ videos for students Del Mar has long had a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page, but this summer the college decided to expand its social media presence by adding TikTok to the mix. TikTok has been the most downloaded free mobile app during the pandemic, boasting over 800 million users worldwide despite security concerns from the U.S. government. Del Mar College has joined the rapidly growing social network platform under the username @DMCVikings in an effort to help students stay informed during the pandemic. “What started out as fun dance and viral videos, we quickly realized it…

On-campus resources become online resources

Student support services still available despite shift to virtual learning With most classes remaining online this fall, many on-campus resources students use have also moved online. The Student Success Center (SSC), which is responsible for tutoring and helping students check out laptops and calculators through the Technology Resource Center, is closed until further notice. However, the center is still helping students with those devices. “At this time the Technology Resource Center is not checking out computers and calculators,” said Melissa Longoria Goonan, Tutor Support Services coordinator. “Instead students are being forwarded an application link to fill out to check out…