Learning Styles Impact How Students Retain Information

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Learning Styles Impact How Students Retain Information

A recent article published by Campus Technology, “Flipping to Adapt to Multiple Learning Styles at Minnesota State University” explores how one instructor flipped her classroom and used learning styles to effectively impact student engagement, academic performance, and overall satisfaction.  Chemistry instructor, Danae Quirk Dorr, used the four learning styles – practical, logical, imaginative, and enthusiastic. Acknowledging that it […]

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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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Did You Know? Fun Facts About Blended Courses

According to an article from “Blended Learning ToolKit“, research indicates there is a difference between students in traditional and blended courses.  Faculty teaching in blended courses report their students: Arrive in class better prepared (Bauer, 2001; Cameron, 2003), Write more effective and longer papers (Benbunan-Fich & Hiltz, 1999; Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; Murphy, 2002-2003; Spilka, 2002), […]

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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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Workforce Development – The Link Between Jobs and Education

Early next month, I will have the honor of joining the Texas Association of Community College’s (TACC)President’s Meeting in Galveston, TX.  I am looking forward to meeting the TACC presidents while learning more about the unique challenges Texans face when trying to balance work, family, and school.  Over the past 5 years, the economic climate has […]

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Creative Ways to Test Student Information

I love what’s happening with learning right now! What an exciting time to be a student of any age!  With so many technologies, new philosophies, and innovative thinkers, learning is transforming into a personal experience that is shaping our futures in an unprecedented way.  As a lifelong learner, it is fun to research and read […]

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Support Services for Online Students: Strategies for Success Webinar

Course delivery is not what it used to be. Increasingly, institutions of higher education are moving to online and hybrid class offerings. Critical to answer as this shift occurs is, are these programs providing the necessary support services to help students succeed in the online environment? Further, how do institutions implement support programs that are […]

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