Ed-tech experts predict an acceleration of activity, but they caution that it needs a strong pedagogical foundation.
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A business called American Honors once sought to improve transfer opportunities for community-college students. A new analysis explains how those efforts went awry.
Recent news articles have criticized the companies that help colleges build online-degree programs. The chief executive of one such firm answers questions about how his company operates.
Penn State World Campus has bypassed the splashy, growth-oriented strategies of some of its largest competitors. But the longtime player in distance education isnât exactly standing still.
Ranch C. Kimball, a university trustee who has participated in more than 20 nonprofit and for-profit mergers, says even successful colleges should probably think about them.
Diana Natalicio is retiring after more than 30 years leading the University of Texas at El Paso. Sheâs critical of institutions that focus more on chasing prestige than serving students.
Open Educator Award
Congratulations to Michael Cawdery!
Michael has designated two (2) of his classes at TXT0 (Textbook Cost: $0). He has reached more than 500 students, saving them over $50,000.
Congratulations to Tasha Williams & Rachael Inake!
Tasha and Rachael will be working together to create a renewable assignment for ENG 100. The renewable assignment will have students contribute to a chapter in an existing OER College Success textbook plus create ancillary materials for that chapter.
The goal of the LDORA is to create renewable assignments based on the principles of OER-Enabled Pedagogy which are designed to be used with specific open educational resources.
Incentive Award: $250 each
Congratulations to I-Chia Shih!
I-Chia Shih will be creating OER lab manuals for Leeward Anatomy and Physiology students (PHYL 141L and 142L). This project has the potential impact to save our students at least $16,662 within an academic year. While I-Chia will be building upon and remixing existing content, about 70% of the content will be originally created, peer-reviewed, and copyedited. I-Chia has established a collaboration with other Anatomy and Physiology faculty within the UH System and they plan to help each other with the development of OER resources across campuses.
The goal of the LOERCA is to develop original OER materials where none exists or revise and remix existing OER with the addition of original content.
Incentive Award: $3000
For more information on all of these Awards, please visit the Leeward CC OER Website.
Employers arenât shy when it comes to complaining about the faults of colleges in preparing students for the workplace. But whatâs their contribution?
Virginia Techâs new campus in Northern Virginia was âinspiredâ by Cornell Tech. We asked Cornellâs president what advice sheâd share.