Open Content => Learning Communities => Student Success

Wednesday, February 15 | 10:30AM–11:30AM | Meeting Room 602
Session Type: ELI
The Kaleidoscope Project brings together eight colleges serving predominantly at-risk students to create course designs using OER. The project partners improve student success by eliminating textbook costs as an obstacle for low-income students. OER also allow faculty to improve Kaleidoscope course designs based on learning results. This session will focus on Kaleidoscope learning communities. The communities, composed of cross-institutional faculty teams, share approaches, expertise, and learning results to create and improve course designs. The communities have reduced barriers to adopting new technologies and approaches. We will share experiences and results and engage participants to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities.

Learning Objectives:
*Use faculty learning communities as an approach to support adoption of new technologies and pedagogical approaches
*Understand a model for cross-institutional evaluation of learning results that allows for cross-institutional sharing and collaboration
*Evaluate participation in the Kaleidoscope Project as an approach to address the needs of at-risk students


  • Kim Thanos

    CEO, Lumen Learning