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4 Great Ways to Improve Community College Graduation Rates

4 Great Ways to Improve Community College Graduation Rates

Staying in college and graduating presents challenges for many students, particularly community college students. According to Think Impact, Inc., a 3.8 billion loss happens each year from college dropouts. Therefore, college leaders for 2-year and 4-year higher-ed institutions must make strides to ensure students become college graduates. Students may come from low-income families and face barriers that traditional students do not face. Thus, college leaders apply these four strategies to help community college students to become college graduates.

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Curriculum Process: 5 points that Higher Ed Leaders Should Know

Curriculum Process: 5 points that Higher Ed Leaders Should Know

The curriculum attracts students and engages the surrounding community. However, colleges risk losing new students and opportunities in their community when the curriculum process is slow. Besides that, universities risk missing fresh ideas from faculty when the process is cumbersome. Here are five points higher ed leaders should know. 

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6 Amazing Points for College Leaders When Designing Media Literacy Courses

6 Amazing Points for College Leaders When Designing Media Literacy Courses

Americans spend on average 12 hours a day consuming media, ranging from television and advertisements to social media and video games. Yet, many people lack media literacy skills to discern fake news from real news. They do not understand how images may affect their emotions or opinions. Since college students are among this group, college leaders can prioritize these 6 components to teach media literacy.

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How Higher-Ed Leaders Can Use Microlearning for the Curriculum Process

How Higher-Ed Leaders Can Use Microlearning for the Curriculum Process

Well-designed microlearning solves several the curriculum process problems for higher-ed leaders and their teams. Corporate training departments have long embraced microlearning for its perks of retention, mobility, and more. Higher-Ed is beginning to see the benefits of this strategy, too. Still, does microlearning belong in Higher-Ed? Read on for how l higher-ed leaders benefit by using microlearning in their curriculum development process.

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K-12

SEL Curriculum: The 5 Necessary Elements That School District Leaders Expect

SEL Curriculum: The 5 Necessary Elements That School District Leaders Expect

K-12 schools are moving more towards incorporating social and emotional learning (SEL) into their curriculum. The curriculum should include particular elements for the lesson plan materials. These elements ensure that students achieve their outcomes and that teachers rely on efficient and effective instructional materials. As a result, district leaders expect the following five elements in an SEL curriculum. K-12 publishers and providers, therefore, should incorporate these elements as they lead their teams to make instructional products:

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The Importance of Building CASEL Curriculum for K-12 SEL

The Importance of Building CASEL Curriculum for K-12 SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) helps children learn to understand themselves, connect with others, achieve individual and collective goals, and support their communities. Strong SEL skills help students achieve academic success. Also, these skills enhance self-esteem, relationship building, employability, and civic responsibility.

Many educators project that students will need SEL skills for the future. Thus, leaders can help produce materials to address this need. The pandemic and its stresses indicate the need for SEL education. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and Urban Assembly agree that SEL is paramount to community and nationwide civil harmony.

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The 6 Issues That K-12 Publishers Face When Translating Materials

The 6 Issues That K-12 Publishers Face When Translating Materials

As school districts strive to serve a large community of ELL learners, educational publishers likewise must rise to the challenge. In so doing, K-12 publishers face producing engaging, accurate, consistent, and relevant educational materials. To accomplish this goal, they must be knowledgeable of cultural norms and overcome the barriers, translating for younger audiences. The following are six issues K-12 publishers face when translating educational materials and some strategies for overcoming them.

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5 Top Features Publishers Can Include for Interactive WorkBooks

5 Top Features Publishers Can Include for Interactive WorkBooks

Many schools have been implementing interactive workbooks. Thus, this change is not just out of necessity. These workbooks present many advantages to both learners and educators. Interactive workbooks are the next innovative development coming out of the digital learning age. Therefore, publishers can include these top 5 features listed below.

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Curriculum Design

Course Design for Higher Ed and K-12: Using a Learner-Centered Framework and Other Methods

Course Design for Higher Ed and K-12: Using a Learner-Centered Framework and Other Methods

College leaders can take a variety of approaches to course design. One method is learning-centered design. This design method focuses on the needs of the students as opposed to a traditional topical approach that focuses on the subject matter itself. To create effective and sustainable courses, designers should apply strategies that lead to successful learner experiences. Therefore, higher educational and K-12 leaders can employ this strategy and others to design effective courses.

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Chatbots: K-12 Providers and College Leaders Can Utilize These 5 Features

Chatbots: K-12 Providers and College Leaders Can Utilize These 5 Features

Artificial intelligence (AI) positively impacts K-12 and college higher-ed institutions across the US, especially with chatbots. Chatbots are AI-powered robots that are programmed to interact with humans conversationally. They answer questions, give feedback, and provide reminders in a way that increases engagement and is available around the clock. LMS designers and CIOs can use the following five features of chatbots to benefit K-12 and higher-ed.

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Content Development: 9 Top Features Colleges and Publishers Should Include in their LMS

Content Development: 9 Top Features Colleges and Publishers Should Include in their LMS

Most importantly, users who have a personalized learning experience are more likely to use the LMS and continue to progress. Colleges and publishers should provide customized learning paths based on a user’s role, for instance. Students can learn at their own pace, depending on the subject and curriculum. Multiple learning formats are also ideal, such as videos, readings, offline activities, and Q&A forums.

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ASU-GSV Summit 2021: Visionary Notes from Andrew Pass

ASU-GSV Summit 2021: Visionary Notes from Andrew Pass

Several weeks ago, I attended the ASU-GSV Summit 2021. After not traveling to any conferences for 16 months, it was a very exciting experience! The conference’s beautiful location, on the San Diego Bay, was invigorating. I connected and networked with folks from organizations like Kiddie Kredit, Michigan Virtual, and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Here are a few great moments from the summit:

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