Innovation Abstracts

Innovation Abstracts, NISOD’s flagship teaching strategies publication, provides an excellent opportunity for community and technical college educators to learn about and share best ideas about programs, projects, and strategies that improve students’ higher education experiences.

17 Feb, 2020

How to Create More Engaging Test Reviews

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Volume XLII, No. 5 | February 20, 2020 How to Create More Engaging Test Reviews Research shows that reviewing content increases students’ retention of that content, especially if this exposure requires them to retrieve information from memory. Simply providing a study guide consisting of sample questions or a list of concepts may [...]

11 Feb, 2020

Teaching²: Psychology and Neuroscience in the Classroom

By |2020-02-20T14:04:46+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 4 | February 13, 2020 Teaching²: Psychology and Neuroscience in the Classroom Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic shift in the educational philosophy that guides professors. The predominant view of teaching and learning in higher education was once embodied in statements such as “it’s the [...]

4 Feb, 2020

Lift Every Voice and Sing: Building Equity in Education

By |2020-02-05T14:10:32+00:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 3 | February 6, 2020 Lift Every Voice and Sing: Building Equity in Education Instructors spend a great deal of time working with the concept of individual equity as it relates to the students they serve. The majority of equity training and dialogue focuses on a macro-level conception of [...]

28 Jan, 2020

How Will This Help Me Get a Job?

By |2020-01-29T14:10:29+00:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 2 | January 30, 2020 How Will This Help Me Get a Job? With the cost of education skyrocketing, and more pressure than ever being placed on securing a high-paying job after graduation, students often become frustrated by courses or activities they feel are a waste of time and [...]

21 Jan, 2020

Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students

By |2020-01-22T16:18:04+00:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLII, No. 1 | January 23, 2020 Creating a Flexible Learning Environment for Online Nontraditional Students Nontraditional students are a growing population across community colleges, technical schools, and universities. Although no universal definition exists for nontraditional students, characteristics they share are being an adult over the age of 24, working full-time, [...]

10 Dec, 2019

Singing Through Freshman Composition

By |2019-12-12T02:38:38+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 47 | December 12, 2019 Singing Through Freshman Composition During my first semester teaching English Composition at Wake Technical Community College, I was surprised to find that over half of my students did not have the textbook by the second week of class. When we began reading and analyzing [...]

3 Dec, 2019

The Need for Adult Education

By |2019-12-03T20:35:39+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 46 | December 5, 2019 The Need for Adult Education Over the past 20 years, the landscape of public education has changed drastically with the introduction of the national No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the state-led Common Core effort in 2009. Colleges across the country are seeing [...]

22 Nov, 2019

Elementary, My Dear Students

By |2019-11-22T20:31:21+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 45 | November 26, 2019 Elementary, My Dear Students Many educators agree that teaching an introductory course can be more challenging than teaching an upper-level course. The effectiveness of the professor’s teaching is put to the test since students have no previous material to fall back on. Many instructors [...]

19 Nov, 2019

Creating Community in ALP Courses

By |2019-11-20T14:03:33+00:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 44 | November 21, 2019 Creating Community in ALP Courses Many community college students struggle to feel a sense of community on campus. Community colleges generally do not have on-campus housing, so students come to class and leave immediately afterward, seldom partaking in extracurricular activities. This is especially true [...]

12 Nov, 2019

Supporting Community College Student Athletes

By |2019-11-13T14:46:27+00:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLI, No. 43 | November 14, 2019 Supporting Community College Student Athletes Athletics are an important part of the community college experience. There has been a nine percent increase in the number of sports offered at community colleges and a 20 percent increase in the number of student athletes since 2005[i]. [...]