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Innovations in higher education
Innovation talent development
A global recession of large scale proportion, skyrocketing energy costs, and other economic and social issues have had a significant impact on America. As a result of these and other factors, a new learning climate is emerging that places demands on all levels of education. Educators must consider how practical solutions that address these changes can and should be included in both secondary and higher education curricula.
First-year learning communities
Learning communities are especially helpful for first-year students because they enable students to engage with one another academically and socially. The first-year experience at Glendale Community College, part of the Maricopa County Community College District, consists of first-year learning communities created with this goal: to engage students in the academic and social domains in order to increase their persistence and success in college.
Teaching speech online: It can be done
West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah, Ky., began and maintained an online speech class over a two-year period beginning in the spring term of 2001. Constance Frank, the speech teacher at the college in those years, had some good experiences and some bad ones when the college first tried to offer the techniques and processes of Basic Speech online. The technology was new and consistency was not the rule.
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