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.
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.
How to Use Academic Video to Create Rising-Star Students
Posted on Friday April 28, 2017
By the time they graduate, nearly 100 percent of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. Ready to find out how?
One of the secrets is video.
In this web seminar, Deirdre Jones will show you how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world. You’ll learn what she’s discovered after a decade of lecture capture, engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video.
See video-engagement examples that you can immediately put into practice at your institution, including:
- Improving student engagement with interactive homework assignments, mock interviews, role plays and elevator pitches
- Strategies for improving individual and team performance
- Showcasing educational content and event sponsors
- Setting a new tempo for the recruiting process by connecting students with hiring companies
Deirdre Jones, M.B.A.
Director, Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS)
College of Business & Innovation
University of Toledo
Who will benefit:
College and university administrators interested in academic video. Anyone may attend.
Lessons Learned In Flipping the Classroom
Posted on Monday March 13, 2017
At the University of Trinidad and Tobago, recording lectures was once a cumbersome technology dance. From loaner cameras and SD cards to burning and distributing DVDs, the process was disconnected from the teaching and learning objectives and produced no measurable results. The university aligned its efforts by transitioning to an active flipped classroom.
Colleges need to teach Ph.D.s how to teach
Posted on Thursday February 23, 2017
Legislators, parents and students are not the only ones asking questions about the cost and quality of higher education.
Four Steps to Student Success with Academic Video
Posted on Wednesday November 02, 2016
Imagine using academic video to strengthen prerequisite skills, enhance curriculum content, ease anticipated student struggles, and push students further in their knowledge of course material. Brooke McCurdy has been teaching math for more than 14 years. When her classes morphed from a traditional in-person method to a flipped-classroom environment, she saw the success of her students soar as they became more engaged.