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10 Easy, Low-tech Steps to Getting Your Course Online

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Mar 13, 2020

In a global response to COVID-19 Coronavirus, teachers and faculty all over the world are being called upon to make the shift from classroom teaching to conducting their courses completely…

Unbundling: It Worked for the Airlines, Could It Work for Higher Ed?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Feb 26, 2020

At a time when making education more affordable, increasing speed to degree are key strategies at most higher education institutions, is it also time to finally take a page from…

Will OER Breathe New Life Into Higher Education?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Jan 24, 2020

Lowering the cost of required course materials and textbooks has been the goal from the beginning of the open educational resources (OER) movement. But with OER moving more mainstream, are…

First Day Advice From the Field

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 22, 2020

Welcome back professors! With the start of the new term comes two things, new opportunities for learning and first day jitters. Even the seasoned professors we work with tell us…

Accelerating Innovation to Improve Student Learning

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 14, 2020

As we enter the new decade, it is clear that higher education institutions need to accelerate innovation in order to improve student learning. Our higher education ecosystem can’t move fast…

Should We Unbundle the Degree?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Jan 09, 2020

The topic of unbundling the degree still brings mixed responses, even in discussions I had while attending a number of conferences during 2019. Some support unbundling the degree because it…

Active Learning on the Uptick?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Dec 17, 2019

The evidence is overwhelming that employing active learning strategies leads to deeper learning, increased retention and higher performance. In fact, the EDCAUSE Horizon Report: 2019 Higher Education Edition states 73…

Could Micro-credentials Solve Macro Problems like College Completion?

Published By Joana Jebsen
on Dec 05, 2019

Last month, the National Student Clearinghouse® (NSC) Research Center ™ released a report on the 36 million Americans who started college but did not complete. The report accounts for 97%…

Is OER Moving into the Mainstream?

Published By Carrie O'Donnell
on Nov 20, 2019

I recently attended the #OpenEd2019 conference looking for clarity on this question. You can see from the data in the infographic below that the use and acceptance of OER is…