"Recent studies have shown that kindergarteners who are exposed to complicated math concepts actually do better in math when they get to elementary school, regardless of initial skill level. Researchers report that many students already know how to count or recognize shapes before they even get to kindergarten, but teachers still spend a lot of math time on those concepts, effectively offering nothing to students."
Because of the importance of the content, which should be widely disseminated, SCUP members are sharing these four timely articles from the society's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Anyone can download the pdf file on this page, through Sunday, October 20.
Download your copy now in SCUP's Community Colleges Roundtable.
The Maryland Model of Community College Student Degree Progress by Craig A. Clagett Expanding College Completion The Challenge of Capacity by Janice N. Friedel, Mark M. D’Amico, Stephen G. Katsinas, and Phillip D. Grant Local and Regional Economic Contributions of Community Colleges by Trudy Bers A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges by Christopher M. Mullin and Kent Phillippe
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As I travel the country (and the world) telling people about open educational resources, open textbooks, etc., I frequently receive questions about the quality of openly licensed instructional materials. I’ve answered this question enough that I thought it might be time to actually write something on the topic.
A new professional development resource aims to help faculty better understand and use emerging technologies.
Magna Campus, produced by McGraw-Hill Education and Magna Publications, includes more than 4,000 resources, such as whitepapers, webinars, and e-newsletters, on a range of topics, from student engagement and collaboration to IT policy and regulations. Delivered on demand through MH Campus, the program can be integrated with all major and in-house developed learning management systems.
More students taking online courses The Herald Argus During a meeting of the La Porte Community School Board, Janie Ulmer, the virtual learning coordinator for La Porte Community Schools, said the program went from hosting seven students in three...
In this article, I will talk about the different ways in which Multiple Intelligence Theory can be implemented in eLearning to help the learner effectively acquire, retain, and utilize the information being provided within the eLearning course.
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.
In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.
<quote> Russell Poulin, deputy director for research and analysis at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, criticized the New York Times editorial’s “over the top” conclusions but said the CCRC study was an important contribution to research on online learning.
He applauded the study’s focus on the need for students to “adapt” to online learning, and agreed that institutions needed to do a much better job ensuring that students are prepared to take online courses – not by restricting which ones have access to them, though, but by giving them more training in such courses, such as a required short course on online learning.
Poulin also said the study gave short shrift to the importance of building student services into online courses. “For the underprepared students that the study worries about most, student support services (advising, tutoring, library resource materials, study skills assistance, technical assistance) could be the differentiator,” Poulin said in a blog post. “These services may be readily available on campus, but might be available on a limited basis or not at all for online students. Those differences are not measured by the study.” </quote>
"The Great Backlash against massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs, is in full swing. After an initial flurry of positive press, a firestorm of opposition has mobilized against them. MOOCs, we are told, are either a juggernaut threatening to bulldoze education's core values or an overly hyped bubble about to burst. "
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