News: NMC offering free mini-courses for educators in STEM fields

From the New Media Consortium: The rebranded NMC Academy launched publicly today, a not-for-profit hub for education-related professional development. The mission of the project from its inception has been to provide busy teachers and other learning professionals with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills online, to explore new ways of delivering online learning, and to generally push the […]

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Job openings at the VCCS

There are two new job openings here at the VCCS System Office for anyone who wants to work where the real action is. I have posted excerpts from the position descriptions below, but click on the links for all the exciting details .Please feel free to forward the link to anyone you think may be interested in working for the […]

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Z-Degree in RT-D

Tidewater Community College President Edna Baehre-Kolovani used her guest columnist spot in the Friday, March 7th Richmond Times-Dispatch to talk about TCC’s groundbreaking Z-Degree, the first college degree in the nation that has zero textbook costs. Despite the significant cost savings to students–potentially $3600 per student–President Kolovani also shared the preliminary outcome from TCC’s pilot: the OER courses had higher […]

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NVCC’s OER Project Makes Headlines

Northern Virginia Community College’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) is currently being showcased on the OpenCourseware Consortium website for their OER-based General Education Project. The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of higher education institutions and associated organizations “committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education.” NVCC’s OER-Based General Education Project utilizes free and/or open courses materials to […]

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