CSU Channel Islands teaches students how to learn online

California State University Channel Islands is teaching students how to learn online. Reported by Education Dive, CSU Channel Islands launched Learning Online 101, a 1-3 hour course allowing students to practice using online course technology, along with the time management and networking skills required for successful online learning. 92% of students thus far have reported […]

ASU’s adaptive learning experiment

What can Arizona State University’s experiment in adaptive software teach us? Reported by Inside Higher Ed, ASU has moved their algebra class from a 100-student lecture to 100 students on their laptops, while a professor and five undergraduate assistants roam and assist. The adaptive software tests existing competency, and then customizes the next-step learning path […]

On-Campus Student Services for Rural Online Students

Could on-campus student services help rural students’ online persistence? Reported by Education Dive, rural Shasta County in Northern California has no four-year universities and only two community colleges. But through grants from the Lumina Foundation, Shasta is now offering localized support, including tutoring centers, a library, and a health center, for those students studying online […]

Frito-Lay offers college credit for apprenticeship training

Frito-Lay is offering college credit for apprenticeship training. Reported by Education Dive, students who enter Frito-Lay’s apprenticeship program receive elective credits for basic engineering and maintenance skills through Central Georgia Technical College, as they learn skills that prepare them for entry-level manufacturing roles. Through this program, Frito-Lay has created pathways to successful hires as well. […]