Alamo Colleges

Alamo Colleges Online is in the midst of evaluating their online courses and exploring how Open Educational Resources can fit into their course development and redesign processes. Alamo is partnering with OER Commons to provide roadmap consulting, training, and a suite of tools is seen as an important step in building awareness and capacity for the use of OERs within Alamo College’s online courses. This groups is a collaborative workspace where participants can discuss, evaluate, and organize OER. http://www.oercommons.org/hubs/Alamo-Colleges
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Professional Development & Enrichment: Workshops

Get a “SMART” Start - Tools to Help Students Succeed Online

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Research shows that maintaining high retention rates in distance learning education is a challenge. There are various tools and resources available web-based tools that can help identify at-risk students and measure and boost opportunities for growth and success. Students can take advantage of these resources to prepare ahead of time to ensure a "SMART" start and successful completion of their online course work. First we will review SmarterMeasure to identify attributes, skills and knowledge and assess competencies necessary for successful distance learning and help identify potential resources to help maximize efficiency in potentially deficient areas. Then we will review SMARThinking that helps educational institutions offer students outstanding academic support through a network of professionally certified educators focused on increasing student achievement and enhance learning.

Material Type: Case Study, Diagram/Illustration, Reading

Author: Heather Cura