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Pillar 4: How to Ensure College Students are Learning for a Guided Pathway 

Pillar 4: How to Ensure College Students are Learning for a Guided Pathway 

College administrators know clear learning outcomes are the foundation of a good, guided pathway program. Students must know what they are signing up to learn how to do. Instructors must know what to teach. Clear learning objectives let colleges measure students’ learning. Clear learning objectives can be tested. They align with the key competencies that students will need to demonstrate on the job.

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Pillar 3: 5 Ways to Keep College Students on a Guided Pathway

Pillar 3: 5 Ways to Keep College Students on a Guided Pathway

Institutions invest a lot of time and money to create a guided pathway program. Still, the work does not stop once the students are enrolled in the program. Faculty and administration must partner together to supply the guardrails that keep students on the path.

Yet, today’s students face many obstacles and challenges in completing a quality education. Administrators face challenges to make sure that the students get the education that they need on a guided pathway. Yet, colleges can help students stay on the path by doing the following.

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Pillar 2: A Dean’s Second Step to Lead College Students to Select and Enter a Guided Pathway

Pillar 2: A Dean’s Second Step to Lead College Students to Select and Enter a Guided Pathway

The Building Momentum, SENSE survey reports on average 44% of entering student respondents turn to their friends, family, or other students for their main source of advising. Only 74% say they chose a job or career before signing up for their classes. Sadly, this is a waste of time, energy, and student potential. This is a missed chance for schools to promote their guided pathway programs. The best way institutions can help get students on the path is to take time to clearly map out the path.

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K-12

5 Benefits Publishers Get When Using Human Translations Versus Machine Translations (Google Translate)

5 Benefits Publishers Get When Using Human Translations Versus Machine Translations (Google Translate)

When using human translations versus machine translation, the text stays in the intended context. Besides that, some languages do not translate an exact one-to-one meaning of the words. Yes, the machine translator will get the basics right. But it will not keep the voice and personality of the author. It will not capture the voice of a company’s brand. The emotional weight of the text will be lost in translation.

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5 Reasons Why K-12 Publishers Should Focus on Producing Interactive Books for STEM Learning

5 Reasons Why K-12 Publishers Should Focus on Producing Interactive Books for STEM Learning

Now teachers can assign students interactive books based on their interests. Educators can find eBooks that fill a student’s knowledge gap. Also, teachers can give talented and gifted students more information on topics that interest them. Likewise, by creating interactive reading materials on STEM topics, publishers give teachers the flexibility to meet each student’s reading level. Publishers win over the teachers when they give them tools that make their job easier.

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Why Educational Publishers Are Expected to Use More Course Authoring Tools in the Future

Why Educational Publishers Are Expected to Use More Course Authoring Tools in the Future

The educational publishing scene continues to shift from paper materials. Leaders need to find a way to offset the decline in revenue from print products. To that end, a way to offset this loss from print products could be in digital product sales. Still, publishers shifting their team from a print-first workflow to a digital-first strategy takes strong leadership and time. Yet, the shift to digital textbooks will take years. Besides that, paper textbooks will not ever go away. As a result, leaders need a digital-first/print-second strategy. One of the first steps…

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5 Ways Educational Publishers Can Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning in K-12

5 Ways Educational Publishers Can Facilitate Social-Emotional Learning in K-12

After a year of lockdowns, teachers believe social-emotional learning is more important than ever. Educators know the benefits of social-emotional learning in the classroom. SEL aids academic achievement, creativity, citizenship, and workforce readiness in students. How can publishers help districts meet this growing need? Below are five ways publishers can help schools meet the needs of their students. First, a publisher can look at…

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Curriculum Design

7 Essentials Colleges Can Integrate into their LMS Systems

7 Essentials Colleges Can Integrate into their LMS Systems

Instructors need to be clear and concise about what the student needs to do. The simple landing page for the course should tell and show the learner what to do. A good LMS brings college students up to speed with almost zero training. Also, students should be able to find what they need. Likewise, the design should be simple for…

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How to Develop Courses for Micro-learners

How to Develop Courses for Micro-learners

When you hear the words “Business Management 101,” you probably imagine four months of weekly classes and exams. If you signed up for this course, you would learn many concepts, but some of them may not apply to your specific learning needs. You would benefit from...

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