Textbook Economics: Winning the Cost Battle Through Digital Tools
Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017
Faced with rising costs of higher education, many students are deciding not to purchase required course materials, therefore going through their semester without the tools they need to learn and succeed. Some 50 percent of students say avoiding or delaying these purchases negatively impacts their grades. As a result, more institutions are taking advantage of digital tools and platforms, which provide students and faculty with immersive, engaging content while providing required materials to all students on or before the first day of classes at a lower cost.
Attend this web seminar to learn more about the benefits of these digital platforms for institutions, faculty and students, and some strategies for implementing digital course materials on any campus. Our presenters will discuss key findings of a survey about the topic, and highlight case study examples from three different institutions who are using digital course materials successfully.
Who will benefit: Higher ed administrators interested in course materials or digital tools. Anyone may attend.
New higher ed president starts tenure at RIT
Posted on Monday October 16, 2017
David Munson is the new president of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
Bridging the gap between college campus and workplace
Posted on Wednesday September 27, 2017
The criteria employers use to evaluate recent college graduates for jobs in the real world of today have changed dramatically.
New higher ed math mandates in the Golden State
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017
The 23-campus California State University system has eliminated two of the largest barriers facing incoming freshmen pursuing non-STEM majors.
Education And Occupation
Posted on Friday September 15, 2017
Learn the innovative ways colleges and universities are addressing the career readiness of their students.
Rethinking the business of college education
Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017
William Massy, an expert microeconomist, shows how administrators and faculty can improve education, research and affordability in his book Reengineering the University.
University president has faith in the future
Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017
Under Jairy Hunter’s leadership, Charleston Southern changed its name when it achieved university status, dropping the word “Baptist” in 1990.
How CSU math mandates affect California community colleges
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017
California State University’s math mandates, which go into effect fall 2018, simplify the articulation policies for students transferring from California community colleges to CSU.
Six steps for colleges to inspire innovation
Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017
At Bryant University, we adopted a six-step design thinking approach that other campus leaders can use to create a culture focused on encouraging innovative teaching and creating innovators.
The Three P’s of Accessibility
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017
Do you find it difficult to know just how to make your classes truly accessible? Are you struggling to know where to start?
Join the club.
Watch this recent web seminar that covered both the technical and pedagogical considerations for creating accessible video.
- Planning considerations and efficient ways of sharing accessible instructional video
- Step-by-step processes that will help ensure that your video is both effective and accessible
- Technical basics including lighting, audio, captioning and suggestions on how to implement Universal Design of Learning
- And of course, the 3P’s of creating accessible instructional videos
Jackie L. Luft, Ed.D.
Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning
Education Projects Specialist
Texas Tech University
Director of Communications
A badge will give a faculty member a boost
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017
Badges have not just motivated students to take a deeper look at the skills they’ve earned. Several institutions also issue badges for professional development.
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017
Diplomas—those venerable printed documents that lack hotlinks and interactivity features—have lost some of their luster.
Undergraduate research drives science forward
Posted on Tuesday May 30, 2017
The discussion of research at primarily undergraduate institutions often begins and ends with a discussion of the benefits for students.
Strengthening the general ed curriculum
Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017
The weakest link in the expanding instructional continuum—where we are least successful—is in general education and freshman introductory courses.
Teaching the native language of American indians
Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017
A handful of campuses teach Native American languages to support the efforts of local tribes to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence on public education, film and other arenas.