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Embracing Diversity and Impact: Meet Our Fall 2023 Student Interns
At the very core of our mission, we are honored to collaborate with exceptional student interns. These remarkable individuals weave a tapestry of diversity with their unique life experiences and aspirations.
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Empowering Adjuncts: 5 Practical Ways to Support Them Using Courseware
Adjunct faculty bring real-world experience to college classrooms, providing students with insights into professional fields and enriching the learning experience. Adjuncts also contribute to the diversity of the faculty, bringing unique perspectives and experiences. They often teach specialized courses that require industry expertise.
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How This Student Is Bridging the Gap Between Primary and Higher Ed
When Zoey Solano was in high school, she resisted the idea of going into the “family business” of elementary education. “Everyone expected me to be a teacher, and I told myself I wasn’t going to do that,” she says. But when I thought about it, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.”
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Gateway Courses: What Are They and How Can We Help Students Succeed in Them?
Gateway courses, the first credit-bearing classes students take on the path to their major or degree, should provide foundational knowledge and skills that students need to succeed. However, some faculty and institutions have an unfortunate tendency to treat them as “weed-out” courses to screen students they deem not “college ready.” As a result, gateway courses have high DFW rates that disproportionately impact minoritized, low-income, and first-generation students.
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How Instructional Designers Partnered with Faculty to Successfully Implement Adaptive Courseware
Selecting and implementing courseware is challenging for faculty, campus leaders, instructional designers, and IT professionals, and it requires attention from all parts of an institution. Looking at successful adaptive courseware implementations can be a useful way to address and anticipate some of those challenges.
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Meet Our Product Advisory Board: How Megan Kohler Uses Her Acting Career to Inform Instructional Design
As a Learning Designer with the Dutton Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Pennsylvania State University, Megan Kohler believes her work is similar in a key way to her earlier career as a professional actor—both are about connecting with audiences.
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Maximizing Learning Outcomes: How to Choose Courseware for Adaptive Learning
Courseware offers potential benefits such as flexibility and convenience, support for remote and hybrid learning, and cost savings. But one challenge for faculty selecting courseware is that the terms “adaptive learning” and “adaptive courseware” are often used in ways that are confusing or misleading.