Academics

Using Gap Analysis to Improve Student Outcomes

By Christine Sproles, MSN, BSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Nursing Instructor, Fortis Institute, Pensacola, Florida
As educators, our number one goal should be student success. Gap analysis is a method to determine whether or not content is being properly taught for student success on course specialty and exit/comprehensive exams and includes methods for improving these outcomes.

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Study Abroad Programs are Beneficial for Career Students and Schools

Written from an Interview with Alvin Fowlkes, Business Faculty Member, Coordinator and Director of the Study Abroad Program, ECPI University
ECPI University’s Study Abroad Program helps students recognize and understand differences in culture, customs and traditions. But just as importantly, the program differentiates the college and helps it stand out amongst its competitors.

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Engaging Students in Their Learning

By Christine Sproles, MSN, BSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Nursing Instructor, Fortis Institute
Engaging students in their learning may seem like a daunting task. The purpose of this article is to provide strategies for motivating students to be engaged in their own learning and, at the same time, make the learning enjoyable and improve student outcomes.

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The Path to Success in Certification and Licensure

By LeeAnn Rohmann, President, Legacy Education and Lori Sypher, Vice President of Sales, Private Sector Education, Elsevier Education
When a school is struggling with certification and licensure outcomes, it is necessary to understand the cause in order to determine the best solution. Schools that adopt a personalized learning program are more likely to see improvement in their certification and licensure rates.

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Integrating Vocational and Literacy Skills in Learning Outcomes

By Ruth Reynard, Ph.D., Education Consultant, http:www.drruthreynard.com
Reynard defines the critical differences between learning goals and outcomes to help in the instructional planning and design of any course. Also, Reynard will explain a generic approach to both the identification of learning outcomes and the integration of literacy development throughout any instructional design.

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Evaluating New Programs Before They Launch: A Simple Approach to Ensuring Program Demand, Quality, and Viability

By Wallace K. Pond, Ph.D.
Pond has seen so many programs that lacked a solid vetting process, he eventually developed his own “New Program Viability Review.” It is a comprehensive rubric that covers several basic areas and requires that items within those areas be individually scored.

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Taking on the Challenge of OER at a Proprietary Institution

By Andrea Cohn, Librarian, Harrison College
Open Educational Resources (OER) can successfully be implemented in the proprietary college curriculum if they are used with consideration, intention, and the right strategy. Harrison College shares their experience with OER and lessons learned in the process.

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Classroom and Teaching Trends – K-12 Teachers are Changing Student Expectations

By Martha Lanaghen, CEO and Founder, The Sparrow Group
Students across the U.S. are coming into their college classrooms with different expectations. Why does this matter to career schools? Our classrooms and instructors need to be prepared for this “new kind of student” if we want to increase engagement, retention and prepare them for the workforce.

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