Digital tools improve students’ classroom experience

Education Dive covers the results of a recent survey by McGraw-Hill Education regarding students perspectives on using digital learning materials. From the article: Though many advocates continue to stress the importance of incorporating print materials into classroom...

Coaching Program Boosts First-Generation Student Retention Rates

Education Dive reported today on a recently conducted three-year study at Ivy Tech Community College aimed at boosting student retention rates through the use of coaching. The results are impressive, fall-to-fall retention rates rose from 36.9% to 49.6% and, not...

Top 5 Features in the Fall 2017 Release

As the Fall semester begins in earnest around the country we wanted to share with all of you some of the things that we've been working on to make your time spent in Junction more efficient and effective than ever. With that, let's jump to the top five countdown of...

The Macro View on Microlearning

Professor Semingson at the University of Texas at Arlington published a piece recently related to how microlearning can engage non-traditional students. To see the full article by Prof. Semingson please visit the link at the end of this post. Before we get too far,...

Students want more real-time information about progress

Education Dive reports on a new study by Blackboard relating to measuring the impacts on learning performance of using mobile notifications - a feature we've had available in Junction since 2015. Researchers found that students were particularly interested in...

Campus View: Chasing Graduation

Today’s post is brought to you by Kevin Hernandez, a student at Williams College who has joined the Junction team for his summer internship. Look out for additional pieces from Kevin this summer. Today is the day. You have received multiple reminders that you need to...

College Students are Digital Natives? Not so fast…

Paul Feldman, CEO of Jisc, recently published a piece evaluating the digital readiness for the workplace of today's college students. The results are illuminating, to say the least. ...this year’s edition of Jisc’s student digital experience survey shows that only...

Driving Institutional Progress, First Stop = Engaging Faculty

When you speak with students on college campuses and ask them to reflect upon their experiences often the first thing that comes to mind is their experience, good and bad, with individual instructors in courses that they've taken. What doesn't come to mind? Senior...

Driving Success in Remedial Education

Over this past weekend the New York Times ran an op-ed piece about the success that CUNY has been having with a bottoms-up approach to revamping remedial education. As 'success' can mean many things, to many people, from the piece: More than half the students who...