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National Distance Learning Week

This week is National Distance Learning Week.  The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.  For a list of FREE webinars this week, click here or the image below.

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SmarterSurveys – Lunch and Learn Webinar

  Lunch and Learn: SmarterSurveys   Join us for a Webinar on October 18     Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/596638726   Would you like to learn more about our end of course evaluation system?  We have something that may be of interest to you.  Would you like to save time and […]

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There is Big World Out There – Virtual Field Trips

Our Wordless Wednesday picture this week demonstrated hands holding up a world.  When I saw the image it made me ask the question, “How do we bring the world to our children?”. Growing up attending a small town elementary school, I remember loading up on the cheese wagon (i.e. school bus) to go to a local […]

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Blended Learning – The Right Combination

Blended learning is what some refer to as a happy medium or compromise.  According to University of Central Florida’s “Blended Learning Toolkit“, blended learning is the “pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment”.  In other words taking the positives from both […]

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Education Statistics – Did You Know?

In a recently published study from the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and IPEDS, findings indicate continued growth in college enrollments and costs associated with getting a degree. Tuition costs among public institutions both in state and out, as well as nonprofit institutions increased on average about 6.5%. Enrollments reported in unduplicated headcount totalled […]

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For the 2011-2012 academic year, Houston Community College implemented a new assessment tool of teaching and learning in collaboration with the University of North Texas and SmarterSurveys. Based on the UNT’s SETE (Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness), EGLS3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System), replaced a home-grown paper-based system. These researched-based questions relate to instruction and provide scores in three key areas. These scores are used to promote continual improvement of instruction through program-based and faculty-driven professional development. Institutional Research staff worked with HCC’s Faculty Senate, and other areas to plan, pilot, and implement this change in culture. To learn more about this initiative, the challenges, and successes, register for our webinar “A New Way to Evaluate Faculty; An IR-Faculty Senate Partnership” on Wednesday, June 27th, 1:00-2:00 pm CST.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, Houston Community College implemented a new assessment tool of teaching and learning in collaboration with the University of North Texas and SmarterSurveys. Based on the UNT’s SETE (Student Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness), EGLS3 (Evaluation for Greater Learning Student Survey System), replaced a home-grown paper-based system. These researched-based questions relate to instruction and provide scores in three key […]

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Summer Webinar Series Coming Soon

We are pleased to announce our Summer Webinar Series!  Over the next three months, we are offering webinars that address the sensitive issue of end of course evaluations, research about student retention and readiness, and best practices among our clients.  All webinars are FREE but space is limited so register today! A New Way to […]

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SmarterMeasure Enhancements Key Points to Remember

Well it’s almost here! The “GO LIVE” date for the improved SmarterMeasure is this Thursday, May 17th.  The first two webinars have been huge hits and we are gearing up for our final training session tomorrow at 10:00 am CST.  To register click here.  If you cannot attend you may click this link to view a […]

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SmarterMeasure is Getting a Makeover

We are excited to share with you the new look of SmarterMeasure! Next week on the 17th we will be going live with so many big changes. The new SmarterMeasure includes: Updated Student Login Page Enhanced Student Report Redesigned Administrative Panel Including Expanded Analytics Improvements with ADA Compliance To introduce you to the new SmarterMeasure, […]

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