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Improving Student Outcomes in STEM Programs

Hillsborough Community College is redesigning high-failure math courses, exploring technologies designed to help students succeed and gathering data on what works.

ED Grant Allows UC Davis to Lead Expansion of Open Textbooks

A $4.9 million grant will enable the University of California, Davis and a consortium of other institutions to build out a set of open textbooks intended for chemistry and career and technical education courses. The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education awarded the four-year grant as part of an open textbooks pilot program, which was funded by Congress as part of the 2018 omnibus spending bill.

Benchmarking Higher Ed AV Staffing Levels — Revisited

As AV-equipped classrooms on campus increase in both numbers and complexity, have AV departments staffed up accordingly? A recent survey sheds some light on how AV is managed in higher education.

Report Pegs Cost to Develop an OER Course at $11,700

According to a recent research project, developing an open education resources course costs, on average, about $11,700, to cover salary and benefits for the instructors involved. Those results come from a study examining the implementation of OER in colleges. The work was commissioned by nonprofit Achieving the Dream.

Report: Students Prefer Courses that Use Open Educational Resources

Students like courses that use open education resources over their typical classes. In a recent research project, most reported that they experienced a boost in their learning experience; 59 percent said the quality of the instructional materials was better; 57 percent considered the caliber of teaching higher; and 54 percent claimed a stronger level of engagement. Those results come from a study examining the implementation of OER in colleges. The work was commissioned by nonprofit Achieving the Dream.

Harvard Extension School and MIT Partner for MicroMasters Credential Pathway

Learners who complete a M.I.T.x. MicroMasters credential in Data, Economics, and Development Policy or Supply Chain Management can now apply their work toward a Master of Liberal Arts degree at Harvard Extension School.

How the College of Staten Island Is Fostering Innovation in New York City’s Once Forgotten Borough

Through a technology incubator and a planned engineering makerspace, the College of Staten Island is forging partnerships with tech-based startups and building a culture of innovation both on campus and in the local community.

EdX Launching 9 New Master's Degree Programs

Online learning destination EdX today announced nine new master's degree programs, which offer a top-ranked, high-quality alternative to an on-campus degree at a fraction of the cost, according to the company. Three of the programs, in fact, are from top-10-ranked institutions and priced at under $10,000.

New 2-Year Online College Promises Future-Proofed Job Skills, Offers Free Tuition for First Cohort

A new two-year online college opening in January 2019 promises to instill the "future-proofed" skills students will need for management jobs that are ubiquitous and growing. Intended for working adults in the United States, Foundry College will be granting free tuition for the entire two years for its first cohort.

Ivy Tech CC Rolls out Interactive, Adaptive Digital Biology Course

Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana recently announced it will use BioBeyond as the standard course for all of its online introductory biology courses. The college, which has more than 40 campus locations serving nearly 71,000 students, piloted the digital biology course over the summer, and now plans to use it in 37 online sections.

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