Developing OER Course Pathways
38 community colleges are participating in an open education resources (OER) initiative aimed at creating better student engagement and making learning materials less expensive for students.
Learning to Work, Working to Learn
Employers benefit from students having meaningful learning experiences. This publication from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation offers examples of partnerships between employers and colleges to increase student engagement in career development though meaningful college experiences.
What’s Wrong With Too Many Required Courses
The author argues that marking courses as “required” has various unintended consequences that actually do more harm than good. Students would benefit more from an intentional, reworked course system and more quality interactions with faculty.
Online Learning: Students Want Quality, Not Just Convenience
Results from a recent survey of online college students show that most students care about the quality of online courses and that while enrollments for online courses are high there are various reasons why students enroll.
Fear of Looking Stupid
In this article, David Matthews discusses the hesitation of faculty members to adopt new, innovative pedagogical practices because of potential fear of embarrassing themselves in front of their students while adapting, along with concerns over negative student evaluations.