The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, Where will the 2nd Year Take Us?Â A Webinar from the University System of Ohio TeachU, Presented by Stephen R. Acker, Research Director, The Ohio Digital Bookshelf
The following is a summary of my interpretation of the webinar.Â My best efforts were made to ensure accuracy.
Affordability, engagement and preparedness are the 3 big factors that influence student success in college.Â For many of higher education faculty, admistrators, and policy creators years ago, these were mutually reinforcing- â€œpovertyâ€ as a teaching associate led to more campus-based activity and greater preparedness through grading, lecturing, and the like. Now, higher costs for education and lack of related income-generating opportunities for students, drives students off campus and takes time they would better be spending on study. We need to concentrate on affordability if weâ€™re to bring campus engagement and preparedness back into reasons for successrather than reasons for failure for todayâ€™s student, who lives in a much different world. Continue reading The Ohio Digital Bookshelf, webinar summary