Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Video series aims to help instructors help first-generation students @insidehighered

This has situated cognition and cognitive apprenticeship all over it. 
  • Good ideas for improving learning and success for at-risk and other students
  • Nice strategy for spreading knowledge through an online collection of short videos
  • With the bonus that such a strategy could be used for students and not just faculty


When a U.S. Senate committee sought to highlight successful practices in educating minority and other underserved students at a hearing last month, it turned to officials at an urban two-year institution (Long Beach City College); a historically black university (Fayetteville State University); and Heritage University, a private institution that is located on tribal land in Washington State and where about three-quarters of students are the first in their families to attend college.   Congress i...

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