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We're Better Together

Posted by Daniel Green on August 08, 2018

We're Better TogetherWhile not quite as catchy as Jack Johnson’s hit single, the title of this blog is meant to serve as an open invitation to anyone who wants to improve the status quo. For years, institutions and vendors have made strides using their own data. Most institutions have risk models that are driven by demographic data, incoming GPA, and other factors. Most vendors have solutions for educators that promise improvements to their students’ outcomes. These approaches have certainly helped improve student success, but the value of a single body of data has limits.

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Tips for Teaching with Bookshelf

Posted by Blair Tuckman on August 01, 2018

300x300 A Master Class in Teaching Digital course materials are more robust, interactive, and valuable than many realize. Research shows that 60% of students feel that digital learning technology—like Bookshelf®, the world’s leading digital content platform—has improved their grades. Additionally, 88% believe they get better grades with interactive content vs. print.

But to maximize the impact of these tools, it takes an instructor who is comfortable teaching with digital. One way to achieve this is to learn from other instructors like Hannah Mullis, Adjunct Instructor of Communication at William Peace University.

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Op-ed: The villain cheating students and faculty

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on July 02, 2018

This op-ed was originally published on eCampus News on June 13, 2018.

Op-ed: The villain cheating students and facultyThere is a pervasive villain that strikes at the very heart of higher education. Its wound is painless yet powerful; victims don’t even know their academic life has been crippled until it’s too late. 

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Fresno State saves big with successful Inclusive Access pilot

Posted by Blair Tuckman on June 18, 2018

Fresno State saves big with successful Inclusive Access pilotFresno State’s Kennel Bookstore was facing a dilemma: How could they tackle affordability when their sell-through rates were low? The answer to Fresno State’s problem was Inclusive Access, which benefits students, stores, instructors, and publishers.

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Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital Textbooks

Posted by Mike Hale, Ph.D. on June 11, 2018

Op-ed: Consider Access and Quality when Developing Free Digital TextbooksThis op-ed was originally published in The74 on June 4, 2018.

The growing cost of higher education is a major issue for students, families, and colleges. Tuition has more than doubled over the past 30 years, and three-quarters of all graduates struggle with loan debt.

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