Open Sourcing Developmental Education: Building Persistence in Underprepared Students

Join this webinar sponsored by National Council on Student Development (NCSD), to learn about online learning theories and deep gaming concepts to help power at-risk students toward successful completion.

During the session, participants will gain a working knowledge of:

  • an effective, open-source course implementation strategy
  • engagement theories underpinning the design of an entry-level course template
  • contextual frameworks for applying open-source course models
  • data supporting impact on student outcomes

    Webinar Presenter: Allison Haughton Martin

    Allison Haughton Martin is Director of Institutional Effectiveness Initiatives at Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. Martin oversees open-source coursework at the College and spearheaded BPCC’s award-winning free course series: BPCC’s Open Campus™. She frequently speaks about effective online course design, proactive implementation and student engagement strategies.

    In 2015, BPCC won a $1.8M US Dept. of Education grant to mobilize and gamify Martin’s design, and classroom trials are ongoing. Alongside the O’Banion Award, BPCC’s Open Campus™ was recently named a top-ten finalist for Community College Futures’ “Bellwether Award” for the second consecutive year.

    Other awards for the series include UPCEA’s “Strategic Innovation in Online Education,” University Business’s “Models of Excellence Award,” and Blackboard’s “Catalyst Award for Innovation.” BPCC’s Open Campus™ project has been featured in University Business, Inside Higher Ed, Community College Spotlight, and Academic Advising Today.

    Webinar Registration Deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017.