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Mortimore, Jeffrey M.; Baker, Ruth L. – Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2019
By supporting student profiles, blogs, content curation, and HTML and scripting projects, Springshare's LibGuides CMS provides a flexible platform for student-led content creation in the distance learning environment. This paper describes how two librarians at Georgia Southern University opened up LibGuides CMS to host collaboratively developed…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Cooperative Learning, Blended Learning, Learner Engagement
Whinnery, Erin; Pompelia, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2019
For many students, developmental education is the largest obstacle to college success, hindering progress before they ever enroll in a college-level course. Postsecondary practitioners and researchers have been re-examining and challenging many traditional elements of developmental education from placement strategies to the sequence of courses…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Educational Policy, Postsecondary Education, College Students
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Vandenbussche, J.; Ritter, L.; Scherrer, C. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
Strong prerequisite skills are essential to student success in the calculus sequence; however, many students arrive in Calculus I with weaknesses that are difficult for them to overcome. In this paper, we describe an approach to early incentivized remediation of prerequisite material in a Calculus I course. We present data that supports the idea…
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, At Risk Students
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Custer, Bradley D. – Journal of College Access, 2018
Student affairs professionals are concerned about the access and success of diverse groups of students in U.S. higher education, but systematic barriers continue to confront one understudied population of college students. Justice-involved people--those who have experienced the criminal justice system--face unique challenges on our campuses but…
Descriptors: Barriers, College Students, Delinquency, Crime
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Vo, Ngoc; Brodsky, Angela; Wilks, Marla; Goodner, Jason; Christopher, Kelley – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2018
One of the challenges in higher education courses is to improve learning authenticity or reducing the gap between what being taught at school and what being used in the real world. In this paper, we describe a 6-step model to employ learning authenticity in online courses. Our model infuses characteristics of authentic learning with Madeline…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Sociology, Introductory Courses, College Instruction
Ocasio, Michelle A. – Learning Languages, 2016
This article describes Second Life, a three-dimensional virtual environment in which a user creates an avatar for the purpose of socializing, learning, developing skills, and exploring a variety of academic and social areas. Since its inception in 2003, Second Life has been used by educators to build and foster innovative learning environments and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Chaplot, Devendra Singh; Yang, Yiming; Carbonell, Jaime; Koedinger, Kenneth R. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2016
With the growing popularity of MOOCs and sharp trend of digitalizing education, there is a huge amount of free digital educational material on the web along with the activity logs of large number of participating students. However, this data is largely unstructured and there is hardly any information about the relationship between material from…
Descriptors: Graphs, Automation, Instructional Materials, Data
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Lampert, Evan C.; Morgan, Jeanelle M. – American Biology Teacher, 2015
Diverse communities of arthropods and microbes provide humans with essential ecosystem goods and services. Arthropods are the most diverse and abundant macroscopic animals on the planet, and many remain to be discovered. Much less is known about microbial diversity, despite their importance as free-living species and as symbionts. We created…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Biodiversity, Research Projects, Student Projects
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Forringer, Ted – Physics Teacher, 2014
In our science for non-science majors course "21st Century Physics," we investigate modern "Hubble plots" (plots of velocity versus distance for deep space objects) in order to discuss the Big Bang, dark matter, and dark energy. There are two potential challenges that our students face when encountering these topics for the…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Nonmajors, Physics, Discovery Processes
Miranda, Maria Eugenia – CURRENTS, 2013
It may sound counterintuitive to teach incoming students what it means to be alumni before they've even set foot in a classroom. But as advancement professionals seek new ways to build passionate alumni bases prepared to devote time and financial resources to their alma maters after graduation, many alumni offices and associations are finding that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutional Advancement, College Administration, Administrators
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Reichert, Nancy – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013
In their essay "Nontraditional Honors," Janice Rye Kinghorn and Whitney Womack Smith state that students who are "twenty-five-years of age and older are usually considered nontraditional." However, they first acknowledge that "traditional" and "nontraditional" are "constructed and slippery terms."…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Students, College Faculty, Nontraditional Students
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Portnoy, Jeffrey A. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013
Since Jerry Herron begins his forum essay, "Notes toward an Excellent Marxist-Elitist Honors Admissions Policy," with his anecdotal True Genealogical Confessions, Jeffery Portnoy, writes here that he feels feel obligated to begin in a similar mode. One side of Portnoy's family was in the real estate business in St. Louis, and the other…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Students, College Admission, Student Recruitment
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Jankowski, Natasha; Hutchings, Pat; Ewell, Peter; Kinzie, Jillian; Kuh, George – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
There is no shortage of challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the US. One that cuts to the core of the enterprise is whether they are preparing their graduates to live productive, civically responsible lives in a dynamic global marketplace mapped onto diverse, yet increasingly interdependent, social and cultural systems. Much of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Academic Degrees, Evidence
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Nix, Jearl; Bohan, Chara Haeussler – Social Education, 2013
In 1940 Atlanta, the color line between black and white citizens was clearly drawn. This color line not only kept blacks and whites apart physically, but it also prevented blacks from attaining educational opportunities, economic equality, healthcare services, and many other public amenities readily available to white citizens. Most people, black…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Black Colleges, Authors, College Presidents
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Jayaprakash, Sandeep M.; Moody, Erik W.; Lauría, Eitel J. M.; Regan, James R.; Baron, Joshua D. – Journal of Learning Analytics, 2014
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) is a collaborative, multi-year grant program aimed at researching issues related to the scaling up of learning analytics technologies and solutions across all of higher education. The paper describes the goals and objectives of the OAAI, depicts the process and challenges of collecting, organizing and…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Students, Open Source Technology, Data Analysis
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