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6 Ways to Be a Better Online Teacher

With more and more faculty being asked to teach blended or online courses, the need for faculty training has never been higher. CT looks at tried-and-tested strategies for molding better online instructors.

A Mobile Initiative That's More Than Just a Tablet Handout

Southern Illinois University's Mobile Dawg Tablet Initiative combines a tablet rollout with apps, digital content and services designed to directly impact student success.

Fitting Old Classrooms for New Ways of Learning

Is it possible to implement new learning approaches in old -- even antique -- classrooms and other college spaces? The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA has become expert at it.

The Role of Technology in an Outcomes-Based Funding Environment

The Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010 established outcomes-based funding in the state, rewarding institutions for outcomes related to retention, progression, and student success — not just enrollment. CT asked Brandy Cartmell, Interim Executive Director of Student Engagement and Registrar, about the ongoing role of technology in UT Martin's response to the mandate.

Know and Retain Your Student

Know — and Retain — Your Student

Savvy institutions are using recruitment and other data to support students from first contact through to graduation.



Collaboration Spans Academics and IT at Olin College

Olin College of Engineering is a standout for its focus on collaborative, interdisciplinary, project-based learning. But its innovative approach is not limited to academics -- the institution's IT department has developed a similar philosophy to serve its unique student population.

How Do Your Learning Spaces Measure Up?

Two initiatives -- FLEXspace and the Learning Space Rating System -- are developing ways to review and share designs for active learning spaces.

Reinventing Accreditation

How Technology Is Reinventing Accreditation

Tech innovation is redefining student learning. Can accreditation keep pace with the changing face of higher education?

Education and Government: Informing Goals for Student Success Technology

How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.

California Community Colleges Joining Forces for Online Success

California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.