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Breaking the Tradeoff btwn School & Work: Community College Voices on Navigating Work & School Roles (Event)

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Join this webinar sponsored by National Council on Student Development (NCSD), to learn about an opportunity to hear the voices of community college students that are so often only understood as variables.

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

  • 59 community college students across three states who sought to integrate both work and school in their lives
  • The unique roles and aspirations school and work play in their lives


Webinar Presenter: Dr. Lisette Nieves

Lisette Nieves is an experienced social entrepreneur and public sector leader. She is currently a Founding Partner at Lingo Ventures, where she provides consulting services to the nonprofit and public sector on growth, talent recruitment/retention, and change management. Prior to Lingo Ventures, Lisette served for two years as the Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College. During this time, she also led the launch of a pilot workforce and community college partnership in Miami and Philadelphia.

Lisette also served as the founding Executive Director of Year Up NY, an innovative workforce development program, where in the span of five years she grew the organization from a $250,000 seed grant to a $6 million operation with 40 staff serving over 250 young adults annually. Her government experience includes serving as the Chief of Staff at the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) for the City of New York and working at the federal level at the Corporation for National Service, launching and administering the AmeriCorps program. Her board affiliations currently include the Fund for the City of New York, Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School Advisory Council, Stand for Children, Edwin Gould Foundation, Guttman Community College and an appointment as a commissioner on the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, where she serves as the co-chair for the higher education subcommittee.

Lisette holds a B.A. from Brooklyn College, an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and an Ed.D in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. She is both a Truman Scholar and a Rhodes Scholar and was recently an Aspen Pahara Fellow.

Webinar Registration Deadline is Monday, April 17, 2017.


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TxCRLA/TADE present: Examining the Core Principles: Benefits, Drawbacks, and Data (Video)

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Join us as we talk with Alexandros Goudas and investigate the meanings, benefits, drawbacks, and data behind the six core principles outlined in the 2015 document “Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy.” This document has six original signatories, yet there are many who have signed on since, including NADE and NCDE. The questions now are, should CASP members endorse the principles, and if so, how should the core principles be implemented? Please join us for a lively discussion which will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the philosophies behind the proposed reforms, and what we can do as educators to properly implement new changes in developmental education.

Alexandros M. Goudas is Developmental Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English at Delta College in Michigan. In volume 36 of the Journal of Developmental Education (JDE), Alex was lead author for the article “Addressing Flawed Research in Developmental Education” (2012), a publication co-authored by Dr. Hunter R. Boylan. Because of this work, Alex and Hunter were presented with the JDE Outstanding Article Award. Alex has been elected President of the Michigan Developmental Education Consortium (MDEC) two times. He has also been the keynote speaker for several NADE-affiliated developmental education state conferences, and he was recently honored with the 2015 MDEC Educator of the Year Award.

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TxCRLA/TADE present: A Conversation About the Developmental Education Joint Statement (Video)

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Texas practitioners are on the front lines of educating college students and helping those who are underprepared realize their aspirations in higher education and in life. This webinar is intended to foster a discussion among faculty about new strategies for improving student outcomes in development education. At the center of this discussion: Should Texas practitioners support the Core Principles?

Dr. Uri Treisman, professor of mathematics and director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, is one of the key contributors to the new Core Principles for Transforming Remediation within a Comprehensive Student Success Strategy, along with five other national organizations. Uri will provide background information about the document and its development, including the evidence upon which recommendations are based. He will also address connections between work going on in Texas to accelerate and align developmental math with students’ programs of study, such as the New Mathways Project and the Core Principles.

Dr. Rebecca Goosen is the Associate Vice Chancellor for College Preparatory at San Jacinto College. A champion for Developmental Education, Rebecca has led the transformation of courses at her institution and supported “changes that work” in Texas and across the nation. She is Past President of NADE, the National Association for Developmental Education, currently serves on the NADE Advisory Board, and she was recently honored as a Fellow of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations (CLADEA). Rebecca has frequently challenged the precepts promoted by national foundations, and is keenly aware of the opportunities and pitfalls of transformation.

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TxCRLA/TADE present: How the New Mathways Project Rocked My World (Video)

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Dr. Stephanie Doyen, innovative math professor and chair at Lone Star College-Kingwood, led Kingwood’s participation in the New Mathways Project since 2013 and taught the Dana Center’s Foundations of Mathematical Reasoning and Statistical Reasoning courses in 2013—2014.
Since then, she has worked with the Dana Center to support new instructors as they implement the NMP courses. Take a look at the data to discover how well her students succeeded and how they did in subsequent math courses. See the compiled data for all the Texas pilot campuses, learn how to overcome the challenges, and hear what students have to say about their experience in New Mathways Project classes.

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TxCRLA presents House Bill 5: Effective High School to College Collaboration (Video)

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Presented by Dr. Catherine O’Brien Glenn, Dean – Transitional Studies and Student Success at Lone Star College-CyFair.
Learn the basics of House Bill 5 and a model of a successful, practical approach to the bill. Collaboration between five Gulf Coast community colleges and their feeder school districts have created college awareness and helped more students become ready to enter the college pipeline. This model is ready to rapidly scale, and resources are available to help you do just that.

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TxCRLA presents: Intentional Connections: Addressing Low Level ABE Student Success (Video)

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(Click on the title above to view the recording of this webinar)

Intentional Connections:

The challenge for San Jacinto College was to take students that scored very low in developmental education and ensure they are completing a meaningful credential in an effective and efficient manner.
This group of students’ progress is often hampered by lack of understanding about college and career paths and their tremendous social issues. Intentional Connections provides an intentional connection with faculty, advising, and programs that is producing success rates in the 70% range with many students already progressing to other programs of study.

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TxCRLA presents: Moving from Poverty to Completion (Video)

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Amarillo College has moved students from poverty to completion through an intentional, systemic, comprehensive plan that has changed processes, policies, and partnerships.
This webinar will help participants to develop their own institutional plans for addressing poverty.

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NMP Online: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration (Interactive Training Module)

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Getting Started:

Module: Establishing & Maintaining a Learning Culture

Click to launch module. If you have internet connectivity issues, you can download the module. (You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader, downloaded it free here.

NMP Online Professional Learning Series


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NMP Online: Supporting Learning with Questioning Strategies (Interactive Training Module)

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Module: Supporting Learning with Questioning Strategies

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If you have internet connectivity issues, you can download the module. (You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader, downloaded it free here.

NMP Online Professional Learning Series


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Courseworld (Website)

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From TCCTA's blog:

A grassroots, nonprofit initiative staffed entirely by volunteers features 16,000 curated online videos—all hand-selected, keyword-tagged, and indexed into 700 categories within the arts and humanities. And it is free.

The site is called Courseworld. It's kind of fun to peruse, regardless of teaching discipline. Lots of good stuff in there.

The project addresses two common issues with the rapidly growing field of online education, according to a press release:

First is the problem of discovery. While sites like YouTube are easy to search, they can be difficult to browse; there’s too much content, categories are too broad and quality is inconsistent. Second, educational tech platforms have been largely biased toward science and tech topics.


Incidentally, the site may be a useful resource for a "flipped" class, in which students view the lectures online and then come to class for discussion and individual help.
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The Network Module Layout (Video)

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OnlineCourses.com (Website)

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OnlineCourses.com aggregates the best free and open courseware for students and professionals, all in a conveniently searchable online courseware platform. Search, track, and share progress on over 500 university and college level classes globally. Formerly known as LectureFox.com, we continue to carefully select and share with you new courses every week. Our passion for developing and sustaining OCW projects drives us to curate the best. From biology to accounting, foreign languages to science, OnlineCourses.com ensures you get a world-class education from the world's top schools and scholars anytime, anywhere.
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TXCRLA presents: Inside the Integrated Reading & Writing Classroom (Video)

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The Texas College Reading and Learning Association presents its third IRW webinar, entitled Inside the Integrated Reading & Writing Classroom. This webinar was conducted by Dr. Eric J. Paulson, Professor at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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Dana Center presents: “About the NMP: Student Success Focus” (Video)

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The New Mathways Project Team is pleased to announce its second NMP webinar, entitled "About the NMP: Student Success Focus". This webinar was conducted by Nancy Stano, lead developer for the NMP student success course - Frameworks for Mathematics and Collegiate Learning, and Tom Connolly, lead developer for NMP professional learning services and products.

The first part of the webinar features a general overview of the NMP, including: the driving philosophy behind its inception, Dana Center principles for reform of developmental and gateway mathematics, the TACC-Dana Center partnership, and the NMP course sequence.

The second part of the webinar focuses on the student success course - Frameworks for Mathematics and Collegiate Learning. This will include: course outcomes and goals, structure of curricular materials, the research base behind the development of the course, and previews of sample lessons.

Download a PDF version of the presentation: About the NMP
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TXCRLA presents: Now What? Practical Activities for IRW Classrooms (Video)

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The Texas College Reading and Learning Association presents its second IRW webinar, entitled "Now What? Practical Activities for Integrated Reading/Writing Classrooms". This webinar was conducted by Dr. Leta Deithloff from the University of Texas at Austin.

Using practiced principles from five years of integrated reading and writing instruction and 12 years of teaching, Dr. Deithloff models successful daily and whole-course activities while scaffolding participants through their own course development. Participants will explore course goals and founding principles, final assessments, best practice guidelines, and targeted activities for common student growth areas.

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TxCRLA Brown Bag Webinar: Integrated Reading & Writing (Video)

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Featuring:
Dr. Sugie Goen-Salter, San Francisco State University

Dr. Goen-Salter has over ten years experience teaching Integrated Reading and Writing to Developmental students. At the same time, she has taught graduate courses at San Francisco State University, preparing community college faculty to transform their courses and improve student success. Discover basic principles of integrating reading and writing, why integration supports student learning, and join in a sample lesson that demonstrates how to put integration into practice.

Download support documents here:
Integrated Reading & Writing Syllabus

This Brown Bag Webinar is brought to you with a grant from CRLA, College Reading and Learning Association.
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TCTI: Industry Specific Career Fairs (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • Identify the benefits of targeting career fairs by industry as opposed to broad job fairs for:

    • The Students

    • The Employers

    • The College

  • Follow the steps and considerations to coordinate their own industry-specific career fair.


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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TCTI: Using Social Media to Boost Placement Rates (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • understand how companies are using social media to recruit new talent

  • learn how people use social media in their job search

  • learn how to develop a social media strategy for their department


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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TCTI: Internships and Placement (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • Find ways to partner with faculty on placement and internships

  • Learn the different types of experiential learning

  • Know the benefits of internships

  • See how internships reach placement of 50%


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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TCTI: Gender Equity in the Workplace via Career Coaching (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • implement gender equity strategies within their institution

  • assist students in contemplating majors that may be considered nontraditional (ability not gender)

  • be more informed about workforce competitiveness

  • be more aware of language, bias and behavior in working with students

  • review marketing materials to show equal gender representation


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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TCTI: Working with Undecided Students (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • This module is designed to provide resources to community college counselors/ advisors that have been assigned to work with the “Undeclared/Undecided student.”

  • Learn how student contact and partnering, with the traditional measures used for retention, completion and engagement, can be used to help students show persistence (staying in college) and major progression (naming a major).


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.


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TCTI: Effective Methods of Career Coaching-Advising (Interactive Training Module)

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The objective of this module is for users to:

  • have a better understanding of the importance of marrying career coaching and academic advising

  • understand the importance of the student-advisor relationship

  • acquire a more thorough knowledge of career clusters and career pathways

  • be aware of ways in which the First Year Seminar (FYS) can aid in student engagement and self-sufficiency


The main goal of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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TCTI: Career Advising and Student Success (Interactive Training Module)

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Upon completion of this training module the participant will learn best practices of academic advising specific to student recruitment, retention and completion of workforce programs, yet adaptable to other kinds of programs to improve student success.

The main objective of the Texas Career and Transition Initiative (TCTI) is the development of a comprehensive training program highlighting best practices in career services for students. Lone Star College System led this project by establishing partnerships with other community and technical colleges in Texas: Amarillo College and Texas State Technical College. These three colleges were identified as having unique and successful career service practices that align student education goals with realities of the workforce. The program consists of seven (7) professional development modules developed by counselors and career service directors based on their expertise, self-study and literature review.
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Basic Tasks In Visio (Video)

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Here are some basic tasks that you can do to help you learn how to use Microsoft Visio 2010.
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Sloan Consortium Workshops (Website)

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With more than 100 workshops in 74 topic areas, Sloan-C provides the full-range of coverage to meet all of your faculty and staff online teaching and learning needs. Each workshop is developed by practitioners for practitioners; enabling thousands of colleagues worldwide to collaborate cost effectively with peers and experts, via real-time and asynchronous meetings. These workshops are 2 to 4 weeks long, and have been widely acclaimed among professional development organizations in online education.




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StateU.com (Website)

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It’s time to start thinking outside the four walls of a classroom and set schedules that accompany a traditional college education.

When these barriers are removed, a master’s degree is suddenly within reach of working professionals. High school students can accelerate the time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree and college students can take classes online anytime, anywhere. Or, they can earn a degree completely online.

Welcome to the freedom of online courses, where you complete assignments via the Internet at the times that are most convenient for you. Traditional classrooms simply cannot offer the same level of flexibility.

StateU.com brings you the highest quality at the lowest cost.

StateU is your gateway to online degree programs from top-name, accredited colleges and universities. There are an array of options, including:

  • Master’s degree programs to expand your knowledge, status, and earning power in high-demand, secure careers. You can earn your degree in as little as 18 months.
  • Bachelor’s degree programs geared toward working professionals and high school graduates. Current college students can also take courses they normally could not fit into their regular schedules.
  • Dual credit programs allow motivated high school students to take university-level courses. They can earn high school and college credit at the same time.

  • Your course work will be taught by the same top professors who teach on campus. You also have a personal academic coach to guide you through the entire process.

    Detailed information about master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and dual credit programs can be found here on this Web site.
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    Mentoring in Today’s College Environment (Interactive Training Module)

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    Mentoring In Today's College Environment


    Abstract
    The process of mentoring is one that has been proven to assist universities in the involvement and retention of students. Whether through a formal or informal process, mentoring can hold extreme benefits for those involved in the relationship. In this presentation we will discuss specific populations who will benefit most from mentoring in today’s college environment (first- year students, first-generation), ways to recognize potential mentoring opportunities, and the skills necessary to mentor our future leaders.


    Learning Outcomes
    After attending this session participants will become aware of the:

  • Mentoring needs of specific college student populations, including first year students, first generation college students, sophomore year students, and African American female students.
  • Ways to recognize and cultivate mentoring opportunities
  • Strategies for developing mentoring relationships with these populations.
  • Skills necessary for successful mentoring relationships.

  • About the Presenter
    Michelle holds a Master's degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Texas-Dallas. She has over 5 years of experience working in higher education. Michelle began working at TWU in May of 2008, and oversees the SUCCESS Mentoring Program, Sophomore Year Community Mentoring Program, the Cultural Connections Leadership Conference and diversity/cultural programs for OIS. Michelle has a strong background in mentoring, student leadership, minority student organizations and Greek Life.


    Recorded at the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education (TABPHE) 38th Annual State Conference


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    Dual Credit (Website)

    Rating: 3.2/5 (19 votes cast)

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    Many academically strong juniors and seniors take advantage of our dual credit options which allow students to take college courses that simultaneously fulfill high school graduation requirements. By doing this, a high school student will earn credit for not only the college course, but, also, for the equivalent high school course.
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    Transfer 101 (Website)

    Rating: 3.1/5 (17 votes cast)

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    Transfer101 was created by The University of Texas System in partnership with The Texas A&M University System and the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

    More than 50 percent of students begin their higher education journey at a community college. However, available data shows that students are not realizing the full potential of these educational pathways. Texas is losing an intellectual talent pool, communities are losing economic development opportunities, and families are not moving from poverty to the middle class.

    The UT System and its partners seek to increase the number of students transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions. These students are proven to have the capability and motivation needed to succeed as statistics show that students who transfer from a community college to a university are graduating at higher rates than first-time, full-time freshman.

    One critical way Transfer101 will facilitate success is by ensuring students have easy access to the information and tools they need to make the transition to a senior institution.
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    Dual Credit Texas (Website)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (16 votes cast)

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    The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) and the Virtual College of Texas announce the launch of Dual Credit Texas – www.dualcredittexas.org. This Website is the latest collaborative endeavor of the member colleges of TACC. Dual Credit Texas offers a simple online location for high school students and educators seeking information about dual credit opportunities at community colleges in Texas. It contains lists of all Academic and Career/Technical course offerings at community colleges across the state. Also, the Website provides links to local community colleges’ dual credit Webpages, which can be accessed by the name of public school districts a student attends. “Community colleges in Texas are the first choice for over 100,000 high school students seeking dual credit opportunities and for the first time these students can now access a single Website to link to local colleges around the state,” said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, chair of the TACC E-Learning Committee and president of Howard College.
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    Wordpress: Getting Started (Website)

    Rating: 2.7/5 (11 votes cast)

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    Though known originally as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved to become a very capable content management system for many kinds of sites, including small publications, blogs, magazines, FAQs and handbooks, events directories, hyperlocal news organizations and more. WordPress now powers almost 10% of the web. is also used by many big-name publishers looking for a simple way to manage content.

    This tutorial is aimed primarily at WordPress authors and editors. You'll learn how to use WordPress to post articles, to manage your growing collection of content, navigate the myriad publishing options in the Post/Page editing screen, upload media (images, video, etc.), and more. Other tutorials on this site cover WordPress system management and settings, installation, plugins and themes, and theme modification.

    For now, we'll assume you have a basic WordPress installation to work with, and permission to publish content.
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    Wordpress: Modifying Themes (Website)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (12 votes cast)

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    Learn how themes are constructed and how to get your chosen theme to work exactly the way you want it to.
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    Premiere (Website)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (10 votes cast)

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    Premiere is the most popular video editing program that works on both Windows PCs and Apple computers. Made by Adobe, it is comparable to the Final Cut Pro video editing program for the Apple platform.

    Premiere is particularly popular with video journalists working in the field who want to edit their video on a laptop computer.
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    Video Storytelling (Video)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (8 votes cast)

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    Award winning photographer Kim Komenich has worked with the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, and has photographed the ramifications of conflict around the world. He know teaches multimedia storytelling at San Francisco State University. In this presentation, Komenich discusses how to conceptualize the requirements for telling stories on a timeline, and how that differs from telling stories in other media. Komenich also runs through the gear he uses daily, and is a veritable fountain of great advice for multimedia storytellers of all kinds.

    This presentation was delivered as part of the workshop: May 15-20 2011 Multimedia Training
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    Switching to Google: What Your Institution Should Expect (Video)

    Rating: 2.4/5 (13 votes cast)

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    As part of its live webinar series, the Texas Network for Teaching Excellence (the Network) would like to invite you to a presentation entitled "Switching to Google: What Your Institution Should Expect", scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th from 2:00-3:00pm CST (check for local time).



    This free webinar on the ins and outs of migrating to Google Apps features panelists Hab Adkins, Manager of Programming and Support Computing Services at Abilene Christian University & Stan Gunn, Associate Vice President, Information Technology at Austin Community College. They will discuss their institutional experience with this major migration to the new email, calendaring, and collaboration system. Learn from their successes and challenges, so you may avoid some of these speed bumps. Come prepared with questions and comments. This webinar is for faculty and staff involved with Information Technology at their institution.

    Attendance is limited to 55 seats. We encourage attendance in groups. Make sure to RSVP by emailing mmolina@tccta.org with your name, college/institution, # of attendees sharing a work station [if applicable].



    Participant interaction during the webinar is highly encouraged.

    This webinar will be recorded; the archive will be posted here within 24 hours.
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    February ACAUG Meeting (Video)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (5 votes cast)

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    Our presenter for this meeting will be Kelly McCathran, Adobe Certified Instructor and head of Creative Suite Lovers, San Francisco. She will be giving an in-depth overview of Connect Pro and cover several topics such as:

    - Setting Up Your Workspace
    - Important Changes in Connect 8
    - Chat Options and Preferences
    - Tricks for Creating Breakout Rooms
    - Uploading PowerPoint & Flash Content
    - Using the Slideshow
    - Effectively Creating Layouts
    - Connect Pro Setup Checklist
    - Troubleshooting Tips & Tricks

    This presentation is designed for experienced users and new users alike.
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    Trends in Developmental Education & College Readiness (Document)

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    Dr. Catherine Horn, The University of Houston
    Trends in Developmental Education and College Readiness: Utilizing in Context Research on Best Practice
    High school graduates are entering college highly varied in their preparation for college-level coursework.
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    EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Podcast: The Problem of Learning in the Postcourse Era (Website)

    Rating: 3.0/5 (4 votes cast)

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    Higher education teaching practices (and curricula) sit at the potentially tense convergence of the power of experiential, ubiquitous and social learning on the one hand and rising pressure to assess and demonstrate evidence of student learning in increasingly visible ways on the other. In this context, what are some of the new and emerging ways we can see evidence of impact of digital learning technologies in the classroom and in student work? Are the places to look changing and are they at variance with conventional curricular structures that privilege courses and the formal curriculum as the center of the undergraduate experience? How might various social media tools help capture "thin slices" of student thinking and longer narratives of intellectual and social development? In this session, Randall Bass, Assistant Provost for Georgetown University, contemplates these questions.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Randall Bass)
    EDUCAUSE Now: #37 (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    1) IT Helping Higher Ed Be More Nimble 2) Interview with Leah Lang, Service and Metrics Analyst

    This month on EDUCAUSE Now: We ask the question to several higher education IT leaders: How can IT help higher education become more nimble? We also feature an interview with Service and Metrics Analyst for Carnegie Mellon University, Leah Lang.

    This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

    How Can IT Help Higher Education Become More Nimble?
    (:42-8:25)
    We asked several IT leaders how IT can help higher education become more nimble? We got a variety of responses that covered everything from business practices to teaching and learning. Listen to these participants and what they had to say:

    • Anne Scrivener Agee, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer for the University of Massachusetts Boston

    • Stephen J. Laster, CIO for the Harvard Business School

    • Christine Haile, CIO for the University of Albany, SUNY

    • Reagan M. Ramsower, Vice President of Finance and Administration for Baylor University

    • Ethan Benatan, Vice President for Information Technology & CIO for Marylhurst University


    Interview: Leah Lang, Service and Metrics Analyst for Carnegie Mellon University
    (8:26-13:10)
    Leah Lang is Service and Metrics Analyst for Carnegie Mellon University. We spoke with her at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference to ask about the ways IT institutions can use (and sometimes misuse) metrics in planning for the future.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    EDUCAUSE Podcast: Michael Wesch on the New Media Environment (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    The new media environment can be disruptive to our current teaching methods and philosophies. As we increasingly move toward an environment of instant and infinite information, it becomes less important for students to know, memorize, or recall information and more important for them to be able to find, sort, analyze, share, discuss, critique, and create information and knowledge. They need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able. This "knowledge-ability" is not simply a skill set as implied by the "21st-century skills" movement but a way of being-in-the-world in which people recognize and actively examine, question, and even re-create the (increasingly digital) structures that shape our world. In this keynote, "From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-able: Building New Learning Environments for New Media Environments," Michael Wesch, discusses how knowledge-ability must begin with the recognition that new media are not "just tools" but new ways of relating to one another that entail disruptive changes in economic, social, and political structures.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Michael Wesch)
    EDUCAUSE Podcast: Sally Jackson on Sociotechnical Competence: Got Connections? (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Keeping the IT support environment up to date means more than constantly introducing new technologies. Higher education is changing dramatically; students and faculty rely on social and technical resources drawn from all over the world. Those of us who support them must look beyond the IT services we provide directly. For the future, great IT support requires not only technical competence but also sociotechnical competence—new social skills and organizational capabilities. In her keynote, "Got Connections?", Sally Jackson, CIO for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champains talks about how to hone these skills as part of your own professional development plan for 2011.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Sally Jackson)
    Developmental Education Conference (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Notes and video from the Conference will be posted within a week.
    Please check back later.
    Thanks!
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    EDUCAUSE Career Center (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    EDUCAUSE Career Center is the premier electronic recruitment resource for the industry. Here, employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs.
    Whether you're looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career, we'll help you find the opportunity that's right for you.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    CTE and the New Congress (Archive) (Video)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Recorded on January 20, 2011 (60 minutes)

    Earlier this month, Republicans took control of the House and over 90 freshmen Members of Congress moved into their Capitol Hill offices, each with his and her own agenda for what they want to accomplish in the next two years. What do these changes mean for CTE? Join ACTE staff members as they discuss the atmosphere on the Hill, new priorities of Congressional leaders, and what to expect with regard to the education and workforce development legislative agenda. Bring your questions!

    Archive Recording - $0.00 for ACTE Members. Not Available for Non-members.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE))
    CTE and the Federal Budget (Archive) (Video)

    Rating: 3.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Recorded on February 16, 2011 (60 minutes)

    Join ACTE for a Webinar on how CTE fits in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget process. President Obama's budget blueprint, released mid-February, is a proposal that Congress considers as it develops the federal budget and appropriates funds. Hear what the president has proposed and how Congress may react. Specific information on Perkins and workforce development programs will be a focus of the Webinar.

    Archive Recording - $0.00 for ACTE Members. Not Available for Non-members.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE))
    Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    The Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning (COERLL) is one of 15 national foreign language resource centers funded by the US Department of Education. The overall mission of these federally-funded centers is to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages by producing resources (materials and best practices) that can be profitably employed in a variety of settings.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    E-Learning Heroes (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Save the day with powerful e-learning.

    Hello, I'm Tom Kuhlmann from Articulate. Welcome to our high-powered community where you’ll find me, David, Jeanette and 57,459 e-learning professionals. We’ve got:


  • Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses
  • Fast answers to your e-learning questions
  • Advice and opinion from industry experts
  • Free downloads for your projects


  • It's all FREE and it's all designed to help you supercharge your e-learning superpowers!
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: http://community.articulate.com/)
    99 Sites All Designers Must Know About (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Below is a list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: http://justcreativedesign.com/)
    Classroom Documentaries with Adobe Premiere Elements (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Learn DV terms, the Premiere Elements interface, tools, transitions, titling, basic editing, exporting to the web, and creating a DVD while producing a short documentary. Participants will be provided with web-based tutorial they can use in their classroom or for staff development.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Joe Dockery, Mount Si High School)
    Color Overview for Graphic Designers (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 3.4/5 (15 votes cast)

    Comments

    Slide show with audio discussing RGB, CMYK, Spot color.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Judy Durkin, CTE teacher (http://www.durkinart.com/))
    Illustrator CS5 Video Tutorials (Video)

    Rating: 2.8/5 (12 votes cast)

    Comments

    Important: You must establish your color settings prior to beginning these videos.

    * The Fundamentals Getting started with Illustrator (15)
    * Creating a Custom Inkjet Profile So we work smart for prints (5)
    * The Pen Tool Master the most powerful tool in the bar (23)
    * The Toolbar Videos about every tool in the bar (98)
    * Panels Videos about every panel you’ll need (6)
    * Typography Learn to wield the Type Tool like a pro (16)
    * Enhancing Illustrator Files in Photoshop For the WOW factor (7)

    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Mike Skocko - The Mac Lab)
    Introduction to Flash Animation CS5 (Website)

    Rating: 3.6/5 (14 votes cast)

    Comments

    Teaching “Flash Intro” to beginning animators for 10 years I have developed some techniques and projects that develop essential Flash skills while providing a solid foundation for participants to continue working with Flash long after my class or professional development. The typical introductory training is anywhere between 6 to15 hours and my typical teaching assignment, with middle school students, is twice a week for 40 minutes for an academic year.

    Follow the sequence of video tutorials, lesson plans and samples below for a solid Flash foundation.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Scott Waldman - Middle School Technology Teacher)
    PS100 Intro to Photoshop (Video)

    Rating: 3.6/5 (5 votes cast)

    Comments

    Basic intro to the interface - enough to help students get moving in Photoshop and understand online tutorials.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Brainbuffet.com)
    Learning and Distraction (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Learning to learn in an age of texting, smart phones, Facebook, and a million other distractions

    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Dr. David Hildebrand)
    Turnitin Academy (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    The Turnitin Academy is a series of highly interactive webinars geared toward taking instructors beyond just plagiarism prevention and toward a powerful pedagogy for 'writing to learn.' Developed and taught by a college professor and Turnitin power user, each one-hour session explores practical elements of using the entire Turnitin solution in the instructional process.

    There's no cost to participate in these valuable professional development webinars. Pre-registered participants will receive certificates of completion (note that use of this session for continuing education credit depends on your institution's policies).

    Each session presents instructors with a variety of practical methods and activities to help students by:

    • Encouraging original writing and responsible use of source material

    • Delivering richer and more meaningful feedback

    • Facilitating the 'Peer Factor' in peer review activities

    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    University of Texas K-16 Education Center (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    The K-16 Education Center is an outgrowth of the former Distance Education Center. These past two years, the K-16 Center, a Division of Continuing Education, has focused its efforts on providing students, parents, and school districts with quality services and courses that meet the demand for greater knowledge and accountability.

    New challenges face our state and nation. Our future prosperity depends on harnessing technology. The confluence of new information technologies with economics has created new opportunities driven by speed and by a world that demands quality and performance. How we educate our students to prepare for an economy that rewards skills ranging from high finance to biosciences to computer software will determine how and what we teach. In this new era, those who possess proficiency, skill, and literacy will be most likely to determine their own destiny and prosperity.

    The K-16 Education Center understands that learners want more than just a chance to earn credit. They want the best courses, teachers and professors. They seek an opportunity to be acknowledged as individuals. Our students want to feel that they are worth our time and effort and to realize that they can enrich their lives, if given an opportunity. The K-16 Education Center works to match learners’ skills with an uncompromising vision that all is possible when provided access, affirmation, and opportunities to learn anytime, anywhere.

    The staff at the K-16 Education Center understand that not everyone learns at the same pace or with the same rigor; they know that some learners need prerequisite skills prior to gaining additional knowledge. Our challenge is to continue to provide cutting edge learning solutions that allow students the flexibility to work outside the traditional physical and temporal educational environments. We also know that whether a learner is part-time, full time, night or day, everyone is welcomed, however he or she chooses to learn. Each of us has the potential, given appropriate choices, to follow our dreams. We welcome everyone to join us in pursuit of educational advancement.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: The University of Texas at Austin)
    The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Working with Generational Issues in our Student (Video)

    Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Recording of a presentation by Dr. Terry Stewart Mouchayleh, Director of Professional Development & Evaluation at Austin Community College and Project Director of the Network. This free video is meant for both faculty and staff who interact regularly with Millennial Generation students. The session asked whether students are really any different today than they were 25 years ago. For most educational and employment experts, the answer to that question is a resounding yes. This session explains why this noticeable shift in generational attitudes has occurred and how best to deal with new attitudes in the college classroom. The presenter will provide background information on generational studies and on the reasons for large generational differences as well as provide suggestions and ideas for classroom effectiveness.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Dr. Terry Stewart Mouchayleh)
    Art Lessons Texas Style (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    In 2008 and 2009, the Education Department of The Grace Museum added a component to the 2007-2008 media project specifically for public schools. The focus of the new component, supported by video and online instruction, provides art activities and a printmaking lesson plan directly related to The Texas Seen for teachers. The site will assist the Grace Museum in serving approximately 60 school districts throughout the region.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: The Grace Museum)
    The Microsoft Office Blog (Website)

    Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Like you, we’re under pressure to “get the right stuff done right now.” So our first priority at the Office Blog is to help you get the most RIGHT NOW out of Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and the rest of the Office menagerie.

    We do that with smart tips that help you do amazing things quickly and efficiently, all the way from getting the right template to executing on a vision that could reinvent the world.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Microsoft)
    The PowerPoint Team Blog (Website)

    Rating: 3.8/5 (5 votes cast)

    Comments

    Get the latest tools, tricks, and tutorials for Microsoft 2010 PowerPoint here.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Microsoft)
    Kuder (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Kuder, Inc. is the leading provider of Internet-based tools and resources that help students and adults achieve their educational and career planning goals.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: Kuder)
    Weebly For Education (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Weebly for Education is Perfect for You and Your Students
    Weebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Our drag & drop website editor is stunningly simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control. Weebly was named one of TIME's 50 Best Websites of the year, and here's why ...
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Weebly)
    Engineer Your Life (Website)

    Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Engineer Your Life (EYL) is a national messaging campaign designed to reposition engineering as an exciting, rewarding career choice for young women. Anchored by an award-winning multimedia website, www.EngineerYourLife.org, EYL features 10 great reasons to become an engineer, streaming video of inspiring women engineers, descriptions of dream engineering jobs, and advice for parents, counselors, and engineers on how to talk to young women about this career.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Engineer Your Life)
    Virtual Training Suite (Website)

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    The Virtual Training Suite aims to help university students to develop Internet research skills to assist with their university coursework and assignments.

    All of the tutorials are written and reviewed by a national team of lecturers and librarians from universities across the UK.

    These interactive, teach-yourself tutorials take around an hour to complete. Simply work through the material in your own time at your own pace.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Virtual Training Suite)
    San Jacinto College Ed Tech Blog (Website)

    Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Educational Technology Services facilitates innovative and effective integration of technology throughout the college. Educational Technology collaborates with the college community to facilitate active, collaborative, and authentic interactions which bolster student success, enhance employee performance and establish San Jacinto College as a leader in technology innovation and excellence.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: San Jacinto College)
    Tutorialzine (Website)

    Rating: 2.7/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Web Development Tutorials and Resources
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Tutorialzine)
    Fostering Creativity in the Classroom (Website)

    Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    The Creativity Theme Module features five instructors and their students as they explore techniques and classrooms practices to fostering creativity.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Academy of Art University in San Francisco)
    GarageBand Basic Editing (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    GarageBand 2009 is a powerful, easy-to-use audio editing program. This tutorial shows the basic techniques for cutting an interview audio.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Jerry Monti, Knight Digital Media Center)
    Getting Past Google: Perspectives on Information Literacy From the Millennial Mind (Document)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Many Net Generation students understand how to find information and post their own content online. However, they may have only limited knowledge about how to effectively evaluate online resources and ethically use them. Likewise, large numbers seem unaware of the limited control they may have over the personal information they divulge online and the implications that holds for how their content is used, by whom, and for what purposes. This student perspective on information literacy uses anecdotes, personal examples, and statistics on Net Generation Web usage to highlight gaps in students? net savviness. Also discussed is how faculty, librarians, administrators, and students must work together to close those gaps.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Carie Windham, Edited by Diana Oblinger)
    Getting Results: A Professional Development Course for Community College Educators (Website)

    Rating: 4.7/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    This free online tutorial is designed for teachers and trainers in community colleges or adult education settings. The course contains six modules for professional development, from Creating a Community of Learners, to Assessing Teaching and Learning. The course also covers special topics such as making industry and community connections to assist learners, and using technology.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: WGBH Educational Foundation)
    Getting Started with Microsoft Outlook 2003 (Document)

    Rating: 4.6/5 (5 votes cast)

    Comments


    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: The University of Texas at Austin)
    Google Code University (Website)

    Rating: 3.7/5 (6 votes cast)

    Comments

    This website provides tutorials and sample course content so CS students and educators can learn more about current computing technologies and paradigms. In particular, this content is Creative Commons licensed which makes it easy for CS educators to use in their own classes.

    The Courses section contains tutorials, lecture slides, and problem sets for a variety of topic areas:

    • AJAX Programming
    • Algorithms
    • Distributed Systems
    • Web Security
    • Languages

    In the Tools 101 section, you will find a set of introductions to some common tools used in Computer Science such as version control systems and databases.

    The CS Curriculum Search will help you find teaching materials that have been published to the web by faculty from CS departments around the world. You can refine your search to display just lectures, assignments or reference materials for a set of courses.


    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Google)
    Google Documents (Website)

    Rating: 3.4/5 (5 votes cast)

    Comments

    A tool for students (or faculty) to work remotely and collaboratively on documents of various kinds.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network
    Google Power Searching Tips for Students and Universities (Website)

    Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    With so much information on the web, it can be difficult to navigate Google and find exactly what you are looking for. The Google power searching tips are designed to eliminate this common difficulty and lead users to the relevant information they need.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Diploma Guide)
    GarageBand Basic Editing (Website)

    Rating: 2.7/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    GarageBand 2009 is a powerful, easy-to-use audio editing program. This tutorial shows the basic techniques for cutting an interview audio.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Jerry Monti, Knight Digital Media Center)
    Fostering Creativity in the Classroom (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    The Creativity Theme Module features five instructors and their students as they explore techniques and classrooms practices to fostering creativity.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: MERLOT Elixr)
    Final Cut Pro (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    Final Cut Pro is a very sophisticated video editing program made by Apple. It is the editing software of choice for multimedia journalists using Apple computers, and is comparable to Adobe's Premiere video editing program for the Windows platform (Final Cut Pro does not make a version for Windows, and Premiere has discontinued making a version for the Apple platform).

    Final Cut Pro is particularly popular with video journalists working in the field who want to edit their video on a laptop computer.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Paul Grabowicz, Ellen Seidler, Tim Gnatek, Knight Digital Media Center)
    Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide (Website)

    Rating: 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

    Comments

    The Field-tested Learning Assessment Guide (FLAG) web site was constructed by the College Level One Team, as a resource for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) instructors.

    Even the most dedicated college faculty often discover that their students haven't learned what they are trying to teach - and that much of what students do learn is quickly forgotten after the final exam. Traditional testing methods have been limited measures of student learning, and equally importantly, of limited value for guiding student learning. These methods are often inconsistent with the increasing emphasis being placed on the ability of students to think analytically, to understand and communicate at both detailed and "big picture" levels, and to acquire life-long skills that permit continuous adaptation to workplaces that are in constant flux. Moreover, because assessment is in many respects the glue that links the components of a course - its content, instructional methods, and skills development - changes in the structure of a course require coordinated changes in assessment.

    Our assessment tools tell students what we think is important to learn. The tests commonly used in college science and math courses usually emphasize fact-based knowledge and algorithmic problem solving. Innovative assessment methods emphasize deeper levels of learning and give instructors valuable feedback during a course.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide)
    Faculty Learning Communities (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    This online video case story was developed to support the development and implementation of Faculty Learning Communities (FLC), particularly as related to Universal Design for Learning. This resource is helpful to those interested in facilitating a FLC at their campus. Authored by Emiliano Ayala (Sonoma State University), in collaboration with the California State University, Center for Distributed Learning.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: MERLOT Elixr)
    Facilitating Successful Transitions (Website)

    Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    The goal of this module is to explore the counselor's role in facilitating a successful transition to the higher education setting.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Dr. Melanie Bullock, Texas Counselors’ Network (TCN))
    Extension (Website)

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. eXtension connects knowledge consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their subject matter inside out.

    eXtension offers:

    • Credible expertise
    • Reliable answers based upon sound research
    • Connections to the best minds in American universities
    • Creative solutions to today's complex challenges
    • Customized answers to your specific needs
    • Trustworthy, field-tested data
    • Dynamic, relevant and timely answers

    eXtension is unlike any other search engine or information-based website. It's a space where university content providers can gather and produce new educational and information resources on wide-ranging topics. Because it's available to students, researchers, clinicians, professors, as well as the general public, at any time from any Internet connection, eXtension helps solve real-life problems in real time.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Extension)
    Ethical Issues for School Counselors (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    It is critical for counselors' to be aware of the ethical and legal standards in the counseling profession. In spite of the education regarding ethical standards that counseling students receive regarding ethical practice, there are increasing news reports of unethical behavior between school counselors and students. In addition, counselors and counseling interns have reported a struggle in determining appropriate ethical practice.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Dr. Melanie Bullock, Texas Counselors’ Network (TCN))
    eSyst: Tools for Electronic Education (Website)

    Rating: 2.6/5 (5 votes cast)

    Comments

    eSyst courses present new systems concepts, learning objectives and instructional materials for the six most common courses in AAS degree electronics technology programs taught in many community colleges and technical institutes.


    Provider:
    The Network
    Establishing and managing your digital footprint (Website)

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    Social networking strategist and online communities consultant Laurel Papworth shares her insights into establishing and managing your digital footprint.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Laurel Papword)
    ERS OnLine Tutorials (Website)

    Rating: 2.5/5 (4 votes cast)

    Comments

    This set of tutorials show you how to use ERS OnLine to make benefits changes.

    ERS OnLine is the electronic benefits enrollment and administration system used to manage employee and retiree benefits. Using this system is the easiest and fastest way to make your Summer Enrollment benefits changes. Summer Enrollment is your chance to make change to your benefits. Use ERS OnLine to:

    • Change your health coverage provider or opt-out of health coverage;
    • Enroll or drop dental coverage;
    • Sign up or change contributions for a TexFlex account;
    • Enroll in Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance; and
    • Drop and/or add dependents from coverage.
      (This is a Free Resource)

      Provider:
      The Network (by: Employees Retirement System of Texas)
    Engaging Students in Learning (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 3.3/5 (4 votes cast)

    Comments

    This module will present faculty from diverse disciplines and a range of teaching activities that demonstrate how to design ‘engaging’ activities related to course goals and propel student interest.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: MERLOT Elixr)
    Engage Students Through Assignments (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

    Comments

    Colin Johnson, Associate Professor of the Hospitality and Tourism Department at SF State, explains how he uses various methods of student engagement to capture his classes' attention, and involve and interest them in the cultures of other countries


    Provider:
    The Network (by: MERLOT Elixr)
    Effective Presentations (Website)

    Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    A series of on-line tutorials, prepared as part of a graduate course at The University of Kansas Medical Center. The tutorials are intended to aid in: Developing an Effective Oral Presentation; Designing Effective Visual Aids for Presentations; and Creating an Effective Poster Presentation.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: KU Medical Center)
    Curriculum Design Resources (Website)

    Rating: 3.3/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments


    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: Houston Community College)
    EDUCAUSE Live! Archives (Website)

    Rating: 4.0/5 (2 votes cast)

    Comments

    EDUCAUSE Live! is a series of free, hour-long interactive web seminars on critical information technology topics in higher education. Each seminar is delivered live using online audio and video/image presentation technology, allowing you to interact directly with the host and guests through your web browser.
    (This is a Free Resource)

    Provider:
    The Network (by: EDUCAUSE)
    edna Education Network Australia (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

    Comments

    edna is a network of the education and training community. It includes government and non-government schooling systems, early childhood, vocational and technical education, adult and community education and higher education.


    Provider:
    The Network (by: edna)
    Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (3 votes cast)

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    The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of Technology for Education strive to enhance the quality of education at Carnegie Mellon. We collaborate with our colleagues to improve courses and learning environments by broadening their understanding of the science of learning and how new pedagogical approaches and technologies can enhance student performance.
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    Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive (Website)

    Rating: 3.0/5 (3 votes cast)

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    This multimedia archive on digital storytelling shares the results of a multi-campus study of student learning and digital storytelling in humanities classrooms. Digital stories are multimedia projects combining text, images, audio and video files into short film clips.

    In recent years, digital storytelling has turned college and university classrooms into spaces of creative critical multimedia production. Digital stories have proven to be a powerful medium for students to represent a theoretically-informed understanding of texts and contexts in a form other than “traditional" writing.
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    Digital Pedagog (Website)

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)

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    Digital Pedagog is intended to serve as a source for rich and diverse thought, opinion, and exploration of best practices for delivering and developing engaging online, blended, and web-enhanced educational opportunities. We hope this blog will serve as a platform for building an intellectual community of educators who seek to advance online teaching and learning and connect with like-minded colleagues across the web.

    Digital Pedagog, created and edited by the Instructional Design staff of Quinnipiac University Online, aims to build bridges among the community of professionals who teach, develop, and support online, blended, and web-enhanced education notwithstanding the limitations of distance, time, or geography. This blog will feature practical information with regards to new educational technologies, instructional strategies, pedagogy, and emerging trends in online and blended learning. Through exploration, research, opinion and news, we seek to highlight the accomplishments and innovations of our colleagues. We welcome you to contribute your own original writing as we aim to include a variety of voices and views in our quest to advance online learning. As we launch this new publication, we welcome your feedback and hope you will find Digital Pedagog to be a valuable resource.

    Definition: dig·i·tal ped·a·gog
    Pronunciation: \di-jə-təl pe-də-gäg\
    Function: Noun
    Etymology: From Latin ‘digitalis paedagogus’
    Definition: An educator whose teaching practice is supported and enhanced through the use of web-based technology.
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    Digital Case Story - UDL in Elementary Statistics (Interactive Training Module)

    Rating: 4.0/5 (3 votes cast)

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    Dr. David Bao, Professor and Chair of Mathematics, teaches Elementary Statistics (Math 124), a large GE class. Due to its size and nature, the class can be challenging in terms of student learning styles, enrollment motivation and class management. To encourage student engagement and understanding, Dr. Bao implemented the "What-Why-How" paradigm when designing the class, asking himself: what do the students need to know, how can I best explain why they should know it, and how can I accurately assess their learning? In this case story, Dr. Bao demonstrates several UDL-based methods he used to reach these goals: online homework assignments, the Zeus or Scantron form, and a detailed course reader.
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    Grasha-Reichmann Student Learning Style Inventory (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (2 votes cast)

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    The following questionnaire has been designed to help you clarify your attitudes and feelings toward learning in college. There are no right or wrong answers to each question. However, as you answer each question, form your answers with regard to your general attitudes and feelings toward all of your courses.
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    Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance (GCPTA) (Website)

    Rating: 3.8/5 (6 votes cast)

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    The Gulf Coast Process Technology Alliance (GCPTA) is an organization of the Process Technology (PTEC™) education providers and their business, industry, and community advisors cooperatively working toward their common goals. The GCPTA is an active partner with the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT).
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    Gulf Coast Tech Prep (Website)

    Rating: 3.6/5 (5 votes cast)

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    Gulf Coast Tech Prep sponsors professional development conferences and events throughout the Gulf Coast Region.
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    Houston Community College on iTunes U (Website)

    Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Download courses, lectures, seminars, interviews and music. Play audio and video on your Mac, PC, portable media player or burn a CD. Stay Connected anytime, anywhere. Experience Houston Community College on iTunes U.

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    How Do I Learn Best? (Website)

    Rating: 3.7/5 (3 votes cast)

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    VARK Learning Style Questionnaire.
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