Ditch Your Textbook: Using SoftChalk to Incorporate OERs Into Your Course

September 25, 2019


With textbook prices constantly climbing, the need for affordable alternatives has become a high priority for both educators and learners. But how can you reduce or remove the need for a course textbook while still ensuring the learners have access to the materials they need?

In this blog post, which is the precursor to an upcoming webinar, Brian Yates and Meredith Hibit of Red Rocks Community College share their experience of transitioning their course content by using OERs (Open Educational Resources) to replace textbooks
within the Spanish Department.

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Lesson of the Week Recap

September 23, 2019

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Lesson of the Week Recap

August 09, 2019

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Innovators in Online Learning: Taking Safety Training for Students and Faculty Online

August 05, 2019

 

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An Activity Story: Active Learning in the Digital Age

July 29, 2019


Active learning is a necessity in the days of online learning. Reading through textbooks or pages of notes does not stimulate learners in a way that's beneficial to their education. Adding activities and videos to your online content helps solve this problem as it aids in breaking up the necessary text to engage them in a different way and test their understanding of the concepts you've presented.

In this blog post, Eric Miller from Blinn College shares his experience with active learning and compares two products he uses in his teaching to benefit his learners.

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Lesson of the Week Recap

July 12, 2019

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Lesson of the Week Recap

June 07, 2019

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Moving from Face-to-Face to the Online Classroom—Creating Accessible and Engaging Learning Activities for All Learners

May 06, 2019

 Moving from Face-to-Face to the Online Classroom—Creating Accessible and Engaging Learning Activities for All Learners

Introduction

In the process of developing online courses with instructors, we have constantly found that many instructors have a hard time translating the creative and interactive activities they have built for their face-to-face classes to an online learning context. Lacking a creative way to make the transition, some online instructors substitute these interactive learning activities with additional readings and formative assessments. Instructors’ reluctance

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Innovators in Online Learning: Introducing CareerSMARTZ–Career Guidance that Produces Problem-solvers Capable of Higher Levels of Personal and Career Success

February 26, 2019

 

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Innovators in Online Learning: A "Public Engagement" Approach to Public Health

January 29, 2019

 

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