Student Oriented Learning Environments and Innovative Design

SXSWedu 2016 featured interactive workshops, the latest edtech advancements, and hands on events. One of the largest takeaways? The importance of keeping students in mind when designing learning environments and infrastructure. Learning Objects, a Cengage Learning innovation partner, hosted two enlightening sessions on Innovative Layered Design and Next Generation Learning Experiences. Check out this post to learn more.

change in student successDrawing on survey results from more than 70,000 students and 4,500 faculty, the Center for Community College Student Engagement examines remedial education: Expectations Meet Reality: The Underprepared Student and Community Colleges.

college co-requisite remediationOpen Educational Resources can be flexible, affordable, and valuable. Take a look at a few emerging OER repositories that are revolutionizing content in higher education in What’s the state of OER and where do we go next?

new business of b-schoolsOn communicating the value of competencies, “Students have difficulty articulating their knowledge, skills, and abilities … and their evidence of learning from academic activities often does not “translate” into employment.” Sound familiar? Read more.

course redesign learner-centered principlesExtended digital transcripts shift focus toward capability-centered learning and tracking student achievements. University of Maryland University College is piloting a transcript of the future.


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