Watch this one-hour workshop to hear how community colleges can respond to the increased student enrollment in introductory statistics courses by integrating modern data science using CourseKata–a free online interactive textbook and in-class lessons.
To explore the reasons students leave Calculus sequences and STEM majors, and shed light on strategies for addressing those barriers, the California Education Learning Lab partnered with Just Equations to synthesize existing research and knowledge from California and beyond.
Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback to Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community (2007)
This paper reports the findings of a case study in which audio feedback replaced text-based feedback in asynchronous courses, which found that that students were more likely to apply content for which audio commenting was provided and significantly increased the level at which students applied such content.
Understanding the science experiences of successful women of color: Science identity as an analytic lens (2007)
In the authors’ view, science identity accounts both for how women make meaning of science experiences and how society structures possible meanings. The results highlight the importance of recognition by others for women in the three science identity trajectories: research scientist; altruistic scientist; and disrupted scientist.
A study of teaching presence and student sense of learning community in fully online and web-enhanced college courses (2006)
This article discusses the critical role that community plays in academic success and persistence in higher education, and presents a multi-institutional study that further substantiates the claim that teaching presence–viewed as the core roles of the online instructor–is a promising mechanism for developing learning community in online environments.
Effects of College Transition and Perceptions of the Campus Racial Climate on Latino College Students’ Sense of Belonging (1997)
The findings of this study suggest that greater attention needs to be paid to minority students’ subjective sense of integration in campus life, temporal sequencing of college experiences, and new avenues for understanding students’ adjustment to college.
An initiative of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Learning Lab aims to improve learning outcomes and close equity gaps across California’s public higher education segments, particularly in the STEM disciplines, by leveraging technology tools and the science of human learning to foster student success in online and hybrid course environments.