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Equity in Education: OER Can Help

by Howard Weiner on December 16, 2015

Category: Academic Challenges, Equity of Access, Reducing Cost of Materials

equity in education, open access, higher ed, OER, Open Educational Resources

U.S. higher education is generally a pay-to-play model. It runs the full range, from affordable to out-of-reach. This means that there’s inequality baked into the system. So how can we honor the “moral imperative” of offering an equal opportunity to anyone who desires it?

What Does S.T.E.M. Stand For? A Call to Action

by Howard Weiner on July 21, 2015

Category: Academic Challenges, STEM Education

What Does STEM Stand For, Student Retention, Challenges in Education, Student Retention Strategies, STEM Facts, STEM, Ed Tech, Higher Education, Math Education, Remediation, Science Education, Student Retention, Technology

It’s hard to argue the importance of STEM education. Most of the desirable, high-paying jobs in today’s world require some proficiency in technology. So why are we losing nearly half of our best students? Howard Weiner examines the issue and looks at some of the solutions.

Turning Optimism Into Action: Institutional Change in Higher Education

by Howard Weiner on June 23, 2015

Category: Academic Challenges, Innovation

Ed Tech, Higher Education, Institutional Change, Transformation Teams

The fast pace of ed tech innovation means that competition for students among higher ed institutions will continue to increase. Those that don’t keep up will get left behind. Here are the two basic requirements for meaningful change at the institutional level.

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