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This site is a faculty development site for online instructors at KCKCC.  It contains information relevant to online teaching and learning, using technology, accessibility, copyright, and technology administration.  
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Kansas City Kansas Community College

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Kansas City Kansas Community College is a public, urban, open-door, and comprehensive community college committed to excellence in higher education. Through an accessible and supportive learning environment, the college mission is to provide higher education and lifelong learning to the varied communities, primarily in its service area of Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties.

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Improving Student Success and Completion Through Data and Predictive Analytics | EDUCAUSE

Improving Student Success and Completion Through Data and Predictive Analytics | EDUCAUSE | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Ensuring positive student outcomes is a major theme in the 2018 EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues list. Two issues, student success and student-centered insti
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Study: 72 percent of ninth graders have some postsecondary education within seven years

Study: 72 percent of ninth graders have some postsecondary education within seven years | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Federal study finds that 72 percent of a nationally representative sample had some college, and plurality of those who didn't earned $10,000 or less.
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More than tuition-free

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High school seniors in Nevada had until Oct. 31 to apply for the new Nevada Promise Scholarship.  More than 12,000 turned in applications for the program, which allows students to attend one of the state’s four community colleges tuition-free. But free tuition isn’t the only benefit students receive. Promise students also are assigned mentors, a …
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A Little Help Goes a Long Way in Doubling the Community College Grad Rates

Nationwide, roughly 80 percent of community college students will not graduate within three years. Low income students working to get ahead often struggl
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GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest –

GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest – | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Millions of Americans would lose the ability to deduct up to $2,500 in student loan interest under the Republican tax bill, a proposal that education advocates say will make college less affordable. But supporter
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Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital -- Campus Technology

Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital -- Campus Technology | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Fifty-three percent of students in a recent survey said they prefer classes that use digital learning tools, according to a new report from McGraw-Hill Education.
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Two adage-worthy behaviors of committees in higher education

Two adage-worthy behaviors of committees in higher education | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Academe runs on committees, writes James Tuten, who shares two adage-worthy behaviors he’s observed about them.
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Yes, Financial Investment in College Completion Pays Off -- Campus Technology

A team of analysts attempted to lay out the costs and benefits of a sustained investment program aimed at boosting program completion rates, especially for disadvantaged students. The bottom line: The investment would hurt in the beginning but pay off in big ways down the road.
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Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loans – Community College Daily

Over half of for-profit students defaulted on loans – Community College Daily | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Students who attended for-profit colleges were twice as likely or more to default on their loans than students who attended public schools, according to a federal study published Thursday. The report by the Nationa
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Calculating Real Cost of Community College

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A group of researchers organized by the Century Foundation is looking to understand the real cost of community college. In a report by Bruce Baker, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University, and Jesse Levin, a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research, they examine pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade funding models and how those may apply to understanding community college costs.
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Simpson Covers Tuition for Low-Income Families

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Simpson College, a private institution in Iowa, announced Monday that it will cover tuition for all students from families with annual incomes that don't exceed $60,000. Many wealthy private institutions have such policies, but they are less common for institutions that have small endowments.
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Data on Community College Grads Who Earn Graduate Degrees

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center this week released new data on the numbers of graduate and professional degree earners who first began their postsecondary studies at a community college.
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A Wake-Up Call | Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Wake-Up Call | Confessions of a Community College Dean | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
A demographic reckoning for higher ed.
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What is academic integrity?

We examine four risky areas for academic integrity violations: plagiarism, getting help from others, "double dipping," and group work. For more informatio
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DataPoints –

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Based on performance: More than half of states allocate funds to their public two-year colleges based on the institutions’ performance. (Read full PDF.) DataPoints is a biweekly feature of the American Association of Communit
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Community colleges were their springboards to fame

Community colleges were their springboards to fame | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
America's unique community colleges have propelled Americans to fame and fortune in many fields, from Hollywood to space to the frontiers of science.
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America’s community colleges are a lot more valuable than it thought

America’s community colleges are a lot more valuable than it thought | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
The local community college gets a bad rep in America. While the most elite of four-year institutions boast graduation rates of 90% or above, community colleges can't even get a quarter of students to complete their degrees—or so everyone had thought. For decades, the US Education Department calculated schools' official graduation rates based on how man
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Mobile and Project-Based Learning

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Here is a list of resources to help you get started with Project-Based Learning. 1) Exploring Resources for PBL 2) 1
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Hopeful signs amid skilled technical workforce challenges – Community College Daily

Hopeful signs amid skilled technical workforce challenges – Community College Daily | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
First the good news: Connecticut offers proof that it is possible to improve attitudes about manufacturing careers and increase enrollments in advanced technology programs. Still, there are challenges in Connecticut and elsewhere: Technology continue
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Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success -- Campus Technology

Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success -- Campus Technology | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of higher education institutions have changed their organizational structure to support student success initiatives in the last two years, according to a new report.
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More single moms are also college students – Community College Daily

More single moms are also college students – Community College Daily | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
More single mothers are attending college, with most of them going to community college, according to a report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The number of single mothers in college mor
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Inside Digital Learning -- Should Online Programs Be Centralized or Decentralized?

Inside Digital Learning -- Should Online Programs Be Centralized or Decentralized? | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
In today's "Inside Digital Learning" newsletter:
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'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales

'Inclusive access' takes off as model for college textbook sales | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of colleges are signing on to publishers’ programs, with apparent savings to students. Some applaud the movement, while others are skeptical.
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Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated

Revised Data Shows Community Colleges Have Been Underappreciated | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
For-profit colleges, however, look worse with the new graduation numbers.
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Even with booms in student enrollment, not enough degrees to keep up with jobs in computer science

Even with booms in student enrollment, not enough degrees to keep up with jobs in computer science | KCKCC Online Ed News | Scoop.it
Even though colleges have increased production of computer science bachelor’s degrees, it’s not enough to fill the jobs available in the field, according to a new report.
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