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Collaboration and Discussion Tools Help Make Online Courses More Social Community college students struggling in a college course are 2 percent more likely than their higher performing peers to drop out. In online courses, this number is 4 percent, the Community College Resource Center reports. And while these numbers, admittedly, aren’t huge, DeAnza College in suburban San Jose, Calif. and five other community colleges statewide looked to address the major difference between course types: social interaction. “We hadn’t been thinking about how to bring in collaborative work into our online courses,” says Barbara Illowsky, DeAnza’s chief academic affairs officer and a mathematics professor. Representatives from the six colleges worked together to create online labs for introductory statistics courses using a collaborative tool developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. After a lesson, the tool groups students using algorithmic matching so that they are put into the best collaborative groups possible.
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Timeline Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing. Add, drag, and rearrange items as needed. Saving capability allows students to return to their work and make revisions, and they can share their final work via e-mail. Technology Use Boosts Students’ Confidence in Their Job Prospects [#Infographic] Landing that first post-grad job may be difficult, but many college seniors think they’ve got the digital skills employers want, thanks to their time on campus. That insight comes from McGraw-Hill Education’s third annual Workforce Readiness Survey, which states that 52 percent of students surveyed believe that their use of technology during college classes and study sessions will help them secure a job. The finding is good news for colleges and universities focused on digital transformation — whether that means implementing new classroom technologies, transitioning services to the cloud or building out the back-end infrastructure needed to support students’ increasing bandwidth demands. Check out the McGraw-Hill Education infographic below for more technology-focused highlights from the Workforce Readiness Survey.