- Nov 2019
Using Technology to Help First-Gen Students
This article highlights the need for and benefits of implementing more technology tools to support first-generation college students' learning, engagement, and success. For many first-gen students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, the transition to college can be challenging; this leads to lower retention rates, performance, and confidence. The authors, drawing off of research, suggest mobile devices and Web 2.0 technologies to prevent these challenges. Example of such tools include dictionary and annotation apps that are readily-accessible and aid in students' understanding of material. Fist-gen students can also use social media apps (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to maintain supportive connections with family, peers, and mentors. Rating: 8/10
- active learning
- higher education
- Web 2.0
- adult education
- adult learning
- social media
- Inside Higher Ed
- First-Gen students
- Oct 2019
- Oct 2018
Fractal structure. Global eco-village network.
- Nov 2017
the ability to connect the dots between people and ideas, where others see no possible connection. An informed perspective is more important than ever
This points to the value of a broad based liberal education. One needs to see and understand the dots in order to make connections. "Informed perspective" suggests informed learning and info lit.
- Jun 2017
they decided to develop OER horizontally by flipping entire gateway and general education courses open
good way to get the most bang for the buck. Also puts OER on the radar for the most students, which could serve to increase demand.
- Jan 2017