Educational Technology

July 29, 2013

Free Courses for a Big Problem

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

They have created their own online content, sometimes tapping free lectures from the Khan Academy or other sources. And rather than using it for stand-alone courses, the colleges have designed supplemental study guides for remedial classes or for the placement tests incoming students take. Remediation is a serious stumbling block for students. Research has found that just one in four students who place into remedial courses will eventually earn a college credential or transfer to a four-year institution.

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