Developmental Education

1 Feb, 2017

Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 3 | February 2, 2017 Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom “The only constant is change.” In fact, even that well-known saying was altered from the original: “Change is the only constant in life.” Either way, as educators, it’s safe to say we’re familiar with change. Often, the hardest adjustments—decisions made by campus [...]

11 Sep, 2015

Making the Transition to Teaching at a Community College: Perspectives and Insights

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Volume XXXVII, No. 18 | September 11, 2015 Making the Transition to Teaching at a Community College: Perspectives and Insights When I began as an Assistant Professor of English at Broward Community College (now Broward College) in 2008, I had to make the transition to teaching at a community college. Up until that [...]

24 Oct, 2014

Reclaiming Mathematical Lives and Ensuring Rigor

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Volume XXXVI, No. 24 | October 24, 2014 Reclaiming Mathematical Lives and Ensuring Rigor Developmental mathematics is a burial ground for student aspirations; it is the first attempt for many students to gain entry into education beyond high school and, in many cases, the last chance they have to realize their dreams of [...]

10 Oct, 2014

Accelerating Academic Achievement: Paired Courses in Developmental Education

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Volume XXXVI, No. 22 | October 10, 2014 Accelerating Academic Achievement: Paired Courses in Developmental Education Two-year colleges across the country face significant challenges retaining their diverse student populations and helping them progress to graduation. A very important barrier is developmental coursework in reading, writing, and mathematics, to which a majority of entering [...]

19 Apr, 2013

The Value of Distance Learning for Developmental English Students

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Volume XXXV, No. 13 | April 19, 2013 The Value of Distance Learning for Developmental English Students At Lone Star College–CyFair, three out of four developmental courses are offered as distance learning (DL) classes. Hybrid classes, which meet once a week with an online component or online supplements, are also offered. As we [...]

22 Mar, 2013

College Computers for Non-Computer Users

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Volume XXXV, No. 9 | March 22, 2013 College Computers for Non-Computer Users The college population is changing dramatically. The economy and changing technology have resulted in an influx of first-time, non-traditional (adult) students whose knowledge of the computer is very limited. They might be able to find airline tickets online, for example, [...]