• WEBINAR | Funding Your OER Initiative

    Open Educational Resources are, by definition, free to learners. Still, running an effective OER initiative to get these free resources into the hands of students in a meaningful and pedagogically sound way takes time...
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  • WEBINAR | Going OER: Eliminate Boundaries in Teaching and Learning

    Faculty are continuously searching for textbooks and materials that fit course requirements and their teaching style. Before the availability of open educational resources (OER), faculty were restricted to commercial ...
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  • WEBINAR | Supporting OER: Calling all Instructional Designers and Technologists

    As the open educational resources (OER) movement matures, questions continue to emerge about how to best support and sustain the use of OER at scale. Instructors and librarians maintain valuable partnerships for manag...
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  • WEBINAR | Exemplary Practices in Implementing Institutional OER Initiatives

    Implementing an institutional OER initiative takes planning, communication, and coordination across stakeholders, sufficient funding, and faculty, staff, and administrators. In this webinar, Dr. Gerry Hanley will pres...
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  • WEBINAR | Intellus Open Courses: Chemistry

    Join us as we walk you through the new Intellus Open Course: Chemistry. Intellus Open Courses are pre-built, fully-customizable courses that make adopting and implementing open educational resources (OE...
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  • WEBINAR | Valuing OER: From Student Affordability to Meaningful Learning Opportunities

    Many instructors have embraced Open Educational Resources (OER) as a way to take charge in addressing the rising expenses that their students bear en route to a college degree. Framing the value of OER around textbook...
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  • BLOG | Time & Time Again: Using Data to Evolve Interventions

    At a recent conference, I was approached by a campus colleague about how we seem to focus our research on the same issues time and time again. He wondered why the issues we end up addressing on campus each year, like ...
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  • BLOG | Missing the Forest for the Trees: Challenges in Defining Student Success

    You know the drill. As calls for accountability and the justification of allocated resources in higher education increase, so too does the need for institutions to be able to quantify the success of their students. Bu...
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  • BLOG | Storytelling in Assessment: Compelling Ways to Share Data

    Before we begin dig into using storytelling in assessment, do me a favor and just think about your favorite story. This could be a book, a movie, a television show, an anecdote from a friend or family member—wha...
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  • BLOG | Student Communities: Let’s Make Connections

    The communities our students bring to and build on our campuses are a key component of the portrayal of the college experience. The most memorable and lasting experiences for many when looking back on the college expe...
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  • BLOG | Survey Design 101

    Simply put, the best surveys yield the best, most useful data. No matter the style, the length, or purpose, strategic and purposeful planning are important to solid survey design. To further highlight this importance ...
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  • BLOG | OER Hot Topics for Librarians

    Early this year, the Association of College and Research Libraries compiled their top 5 articles about open educational resources (OER). The topics of these five posts focus on how libraries can participate in the int...
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  • BLOG | Macmillan Learning’s Skyfactor Integrates its Student Success and Retention Platform with N2N’s Illuminate

    Collaboration will yield deeper insight into student behaviors and enable actions designed to lift retention and success rates  April 9th, 2018, New York, NY – Macmillan Learning, a premier learning soluti...
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  • BLOG | The Sophomore Slump: Fact or Fiction?

    The term “sophomore slump”, the idea that a second effort is somehow less than the first effort, is often used in reference to second-year college students. As part of the sophomore slump, students describ...
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  • BLOG | When Should I Conduct a Resident Assessment?

    One of the most important decisions to make about any assessment project is timing, and a resident assessment is no different. You’ve considered your purpose, what you want to learn, how you want to use your res...
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  • BLOG | Career Success: What Students Say Post-Graduation

    One of the primary roles of colleges and universities is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will contribute to their overall success and career after graduation. To that end, demonstratin...
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  • BLOG | Three Lessons from a Student Orientation Pilot Project

    For anyone who has worked on a campus, very few times during the academic year are as fast-paced and exciting as new student orientation. From my own experience, I always looked forward to the opportunity to interact ...
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  • BLOG | Four Things to Know About Successful First-Year Students

    Previously, our Director of Analytics & Research wrote about five key take-aways from examining academic struggles of first-year college students. In this blog, we’ve decided to focus on our successful ...
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  • BLOG | These Nursing Graduates Get Hired!

    Approximately 1.6 million students will graduate from college this year (NACE, 2015), and many are talking about the employability of these students, the value of a college education, and even the rate of unemployment...
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  • BLOG | Addressing the Challenges of Campus Climate Studies

    A campus climate study is both difficult and important. In many ways, it’s exactly the type of challenge we should spend additional time thinking through. High-profile incidents, political conversations, and res...
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