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.

18 Jan, 2018

What Do Students Really Want?

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Volume XL, No. 1 | January 18, 2018 What Do Students Really Want? Providing students with the class syllabus is a top priority at the beginning of each semester. It is by understanding the class syllabus that students know what’s expected of them for the semester. However, during the process of discussing [...]

14 Dec, 2017

Helping Students Survive So They Can Succeed

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Volume XXXIX, No. 31 | December 14, 2017 Helping Students Survive So They Can Succeed A recent Wisconsin HOPE Lab report (Goldrick-Rab, Richards, Hernandez, 2017) surveyed 33,000 students at 70 community colleges in 24 states and found that half of the students had unstable housing and two-thirds of them had low food [...]

7 Dec, 2017

Using a Free App to Get Students More Engaged in the Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 30 | December 7, 2017 Using a Free App to Get Students More Engaged in the Classroom Like most instructors, I have faced the problem of students using their mobile devices in class for something other than classwork. The challenge is getting students to use their devices for learning [...]

30 Nov, 2017

Dual College Credit Means Dual Responsibility

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Volume XXXIX, No. 29 | November 30, 2017 Dual College Credit Means Dual Responsibility Spring semesters are enjoyable not only because of the warmer weather, but because high school students, including dual credit students, are generally excited about summer plans and graduation. However, I have also noticed that during this time my [...]

16 Nov, 2017

Teaching an Open Mind Through Contextualization

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Volume XXXIX, No. 28 | November 16, 2017 Teaching an Open Mind Through Contextualization The fundamental purpose of higher education is a more complex initiative than just teaching facts. Educators should strive for students to gain the ability to self-educate, including applying what they’ve learned in personal and professional contexts. In order [...]

2 Nov, 2017

Flipped Assessment: Revolutionize the Metacognition in Student Learning

By | 2017-11-01T19:57:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: |0 Comments

Volume XXXIX, No. 26 | November 2, 2017 Flipped Assessment: Revolutionize the Metacognition in Student Learning As a student, I celebrated passing hundreds of tests in my life. Yet, if I had to take the same test three months later, I would achieve a similar or even lower test result, rarely ever [...]

26 Oct, 2017

Going Paperless: Is This Generation Ready?

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Volume XXXIX, No. 25 | October 26, 2017 Going Paperless: Is This Generation Ready? Most instructors would agree that it’s important for students, in order for them to keep up with course content, to have access to required resources (e.g., textbooks) during the first week or two of the semester. After all, [...]

19 Oct, 2017

Educating the Whole Student: Bridging the Counselor/Class Divide

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Volume XXXIX, No. 24 | October 19, 2017 Educating the Whole Student: Bridging the Counselor/Class Divide As college instructors, we spend a lot of time before each semester preparing the academic content for the class. The last few weeks of my summer are routinely spent updating syllabi, researching authors, reading texts, and [...]

12 Oct, 2017

Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures

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Volume XXXIX, No. 23 | October 12, 2017 Teaching Techniques: Beyond Lectures As the dynamics of education change, so does the way students learn and respond to classroom strategies. The traditional way of teaching through lecture is no longer sufficient or effective. Today’s students prefer learning through a combination of lecture and [...]