OFYE Matters: Technology in the Classroom — Part 2

Posted on November 17, 2017 by
Jamie Holcomb

Many online first-year experience educators are leveraging technology in wonderful ways to help students succeed by helping them engage with and master course content, connect with their peers and develop a rapport with their instructors. This is part two of a two-part OFYE Matters post about technology in the classroom. Read part one here. What […]

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Saving Students and Building a Foundation for Success: The Retention Conversation

Posted on November 9, 2017 by
Dr. Priscilla Hobbs, Dr. Jennifer Varney and Daniel Gannon

In contemporary higher education, academia is frequently reminded that school often falls third on the list of a student’s priorities, after family and work. This reminder is an important one as it has signified a major shift in our understanding of and approach to retention initiatives across college campuses. From new student orientation through to […]

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What’s My Grade: Why Students Need to Understand Learning and Assessment

Posted on November 3, 2017 by
Dr. Thomas G. Leary IV

Originally published on  Evolllution.com    For those with any experience teaching, the question of “what’s my grade?” is a ubiquitous one. For students, grades are the measure of success in the classroom. This norm persists even though many institutions articulate learning outcomes at the course, program and institutional levels and implement assessments to ensure achievement […]

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OFYE Matters: Technology in the Classroom — Part 1

Posted on October 27, 2017 by
Jamie Holcomb

The disconnect of time and location is something that often challenges online learners and their ability to succeed and persist. This is can be particularly difficult for online first-year students who are unfamiliar with learning remotely. These students might find it a struggle to connect with online instructors and course content as they transition from […]

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Five Things to Know about Code Yellow

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
Dr. Michelle G. Hill, Dr. Barbara Lesniak and Debra McDonough

Our students have many competing priorities requiring their time and attention. They need to make decisions about how and where to devote their time. Typically, school is No. 3 on the priority list, after family and work. When faced with multiple assignments in a week, students have a few options: Do they complete all of […]

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In Defense of the LMS

Posted on October 6, 2017 by
Dr. Sasha Thackaberry

Originally published on wcetfrontiers.org. Ah, the much-maligned Learning Management System (LMS), the technology we collectively love to hate. It’s often bulky, either feature-bloated or feature-wanting, and has been created seemingly without hiring any user experience designers. For years we’ve been wanting to get rid of it. No one actually likes it. We put up with […]

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Beyond the Ivory Tower 2016-2017

Posted on September 28, 2017 by
Dr. Gregory Fowler, CAO

The core of our mission, culture and vision here at SNHU is empowering people to manifest new things to the world. I invite you to read this year’s COCE Academics annual report, Beyond the Ivory Tower, for more about our efforts to get beyond traditional thinking and assumptions about how students learn.  

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OFYE Matters: The First Days of Class

Posted on September 22, 2017 by
Jamie Holcomb

The first days of class are often considered to be some of the most important for students because they serve as a building block that can impact future success. This idea is then amplified when considering first-year students entering their online classrooms for the first time. Many of these learners come to class with limited […]

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Higher Education, Critical Thinking and Police Service

Posted on September 8, 2017 by
Dr. Gregory Fowler, CAO and Dr. Jeff Czarnec

On Feb. 4, 1968, exactly two months before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “Drum Major Instinct” sermon, part of which would later be used as a eulogy at his funeral. In it he recounted conversations with white Birmingham, Alabama, police officers while he was sitting in jail. He realized […]

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Affirming Online Faculty

Posted on September 1, 2017 by
Alexis Morton

Originally published on Evolllution.com  “I want to be part of your mission.” These are quite possibly the eight best words I’ve heard in a long time. Arguably, they are the most coveted words in the world of faculty or teacher development. Although I’ve probably heard them in many different guises over my 20-plus years in education, […]

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