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Gerber, Lindsey N.; Ward, Debra D. – NADE Digest, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to introduce educators to three types of applets that are compatible with smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers: screencasting applets, graphing calculator applets, and student response applets. The applets discussed can be seamlessly and effectively integrated into classrooms to help facilitate lectures, collect…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Tutorial Programs, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning
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Edwards, Ann R.; Beattie, Rachel L. – NADE Digest, 2016
This paper focuses on two research-based frameworks that inform the design of instruction and promote student success in accelerated, developmental mathematics pathways. These are Learning Opportunities--productive struggle on challenging and relevant tasks, deliberate practice, and explicit connections, and Productive Persistence--promoting…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Developmental Programs, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Hayes, Sharon Moran; Williams, Jeanine L. – NADE Digest, 2016
The current trend in postsecondary literacy is to offer developmental reading and writing coursework in an integrated, (and in most cases) accelerated, format. This move toward integration and acceleration is definitely in line with the research literature; however, many of these new courses do not reflect the curricular and pedagogical reforms…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Integrated Activities, Acceleration (Education), Critical Thinking
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Sides, Meredith – NADE Digest, 2016
With the increasing adoption of accelerated models of learning comes the necessary step of adapting these models to fit the unique needs of the student population at each individual institution. One such college adapted the ALP (Accelerated Learning Program) model and made specific changes to the target population, structure and scheduling, and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Acceleration (Education), Models, Student Needs
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Dees, Lori; Moore, Emily; Hoggan, Chad – NADE Digest, 2016
As developmental education practitioners in the midst of North Carolina's Developmental Reading and English Redesign, we are interested in researching best practices for instructional design and application. We discovered that the principles of reflective practice pervade much of the literature on program planning and practice, so we began to…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Reading Programs, Instructional Design, Educational Principles
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Bodnar, Julie R.; Petrucelli, Susan L. – NADE Digest, 2016
Underprepared students often need assistance building writing skills and maintaining confidence in their abilities and potential. The authors share the philosophy, pedagogy, and experience of freshman developmental education and the writing center at a four-year, private, not-for-profit urban college. They describe high-impact educational…
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Programs
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Greci, Dana – NADE Digest, 2016
Research shows that systematic, ongoing program evaluation is needed to adequately assess the effectiveness of developmental programs. Ongoing evaluation provides both (1) validation of programs to educational institutions and legislators; and (2) impetus for program improvement. The author of this article works in the Developmental Education…
Descriptors: Developmental Programs, Program Evaluation, Certification, Professional Development
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Turner, Curtis – NADE Digest, 2016
What matters most when it comes to increasing achievement and student success in the developmental classroom? Recent reform efforts in developmental education have brought sweeping changes in some states. New curricular pathways, redesigned courses, and a handful of new instructional delivery methodologies have been the result. Although these are…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Success
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Doherty, Brooks – NADE Digest, 2016
Driven by faculty-based action research, redesigned residential and online courses, and changes to placement testing, Rasmussen College increased its developmental education pass rates by double digits while decreasing the number and percentage of students who require remedial coursework. Like many institutions of higher education, Rasmussen…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, College Instruction, Program Development, Reading Instruction
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Pireh, Diane Flanegan – NADE Digest, 2014
This article presents strategies for using two types of essay-writing rubrics in a developmental English class of students transitioning into college-level writing. One checklist rubric is student-facing, designed to serve as a guide for students throughout the writing process and as a self-assessment tool. The other checklist rubric is…
Descriptors: Essays, Writing Assignments, Scoring Rubrics, Developmental Studies Programs
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Ali, Parveen – NADE Digest, 2014
The data for this study were gathered from an assignment consisting of 10 number sense related mathematics problems completed in an algebra course at developmental level. The results of the study suggest that a majority of developmental mathematics students use routine algorithmic procedures rather than mathematical reasoning to solve problems.…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Numbers, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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Kohler, Eric M. – NADE Digest, 2012
As a remedy to the lack of student success in developmental mathematics courses, many institutions have been moving toward computer-based instruction as a means of replacing current lecture offerings. An increasing number of institutions have reported using technology as the primary instructional tool for mathematics courses, with digitized…
Descriptors: Developmental Studies Programs, Remedial Mathematics, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Maldonado, Michele – NADE Digest, 2012
The use of book clubs in college developmental reading classes is an effective way to encourage reluctant readers to build and strengthen reading skills, foster reading enjoyment, and engage students. In addition, book clubs build a sense of community within the classroom as the students converse and share their interpretations of the reading…
Descriptors: Clubs, Books, Developmental Studies Programs, College Students
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Daraviras, Tracy – NADE Digest, 2012
When evaluating the effectiveness of their program, members of the Brooklyn College SEEK Department, a higher education opportunity program, decided to make their pedagogy more student-centered. They created a method of reading instruction, which they named critical inquiry. Its goals are to build community through teaching students to annotate,…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Preparation, Inquiry, Program Effectiveness
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Garcia-Navarrete, Sylvia; Sax, Caren; Levine, Joel – NADE Digest, 2012
The nature and role of developmental education classes are under tremendous scrutiny across the nation today. Specifically, students are entering community college and four-year institutions of higher education unprepared to understand and apply much of the reading material presented to them in college-level classes. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Students, Developmental Programs, Reading Instruction
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