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Instructor-Based Strategies to Improve Student Engagement in an Online Course
Discussions about how to design for student engagement often are organized as learner-to-learner, learner-to-content, and learner-to-instructor interactions. A different approach, though, is to consider a series of engagement-building actions an instructor can take when designing and implementing a course. Framing engagement through this "big ideas" lens can help instructors activate engagement holistically throughout the course.
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A Collection of Resources for First-Time Adjunct Instructors
Adjunct teachers are instructors hired on a non–tenure track basis, usually part-time. They may be practitioners in their field or pursuing careers in academia after earning the terminal degree in their field. Adjuncts are also often called contingent faculty, because they have contracts limited to one semester or term.
New Report Sheds Light on How Colleges Can Leverage Professional Learning in Advancing Equity-focused Change
A recent report from Achieving the Dream (ATD), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and Every Learner Everywhere, seeks to shed light on the state of professional learning, particularly in community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and other broad-access colleges and universities.
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A Selection of DFWI Rates Disaggregated by Race and Ethnicity
Sometimes individual institutions or academic units do disaggregate DFWI data for the purposes of their own internal analysis. Reports from these institutions and units can offer a provocative starting point for discussion about how DFWI rates vary for different student groups.
A Paradigm Shift to Equity-Minded Teaching in Higher Education
Higher education is on the verge of a “paradigm shift,” as a recent webinar hosted by Achieving the Dream with support from Every Learner Everywhere put it, to center equity and anti-racism, and that is trickling down to and filtering up from day-to-day equity-minded teaching practices.
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First Time Teaching Online? 13+ Resources to Help Implement Your Course
“Teaching online” can refer to a variety of things besides tools and methods, including fully remote and asynchronous courses. Even many face-to-face courses on a residential campus will involve digital learning tools of some kind, including courseware as a textbook replacement. In between those two poles is a range of hybrid teaching modalities with synchronous and asynchronous elements.
How to Improve Access and Support for Community College Students: A Student Leader Perspective
The number of people without a high school diploma or GED inside the U.S. correctional system is as high as 47 percent, compared to 18 percent of the population outside the prison system. Students in the judicial system suffer with problems such as housing, finding a good job, and finding their place as a functioning member of society.