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Eric L. Epps
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Relevance and Importance of Online Learning Online learning properly developed offers tremendous benefits for students. In relation to the course I have developed in particular, it offers remedial students the ability to gain understanding of key concepts…
Online Learning Reflection
Online Learning Reflection
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Academic Advising Approaches for Student Success in Developmental Education - A Literature Review

Academic Advising Approaches for Student Success in Developmental Education (PDF)
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If my innovation plan is to be successful, it will need to be supported by a strategy to influence Sauk stakeholders to take part in the process. For this post, I am focusing on just one facet of the plan–collecting data as part of the advising process.…
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I hate using the Understanding by Design framework. What makes me hate it is also what makes it useful.   Reference [zotpress items=”D2ZCWM5E” style=”apa”]
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A colleague of mine, upon discovering my interest in maker education, directed me toward Gary Stager and Seymour Papert (creator of Logo among others). I learned to program a little in Logo on an Apple IIe, so my interest was immediately piqued. Later…
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Play for Learning Environments

In The New Culture of Learning, Thomas and Brown make the case that we have entered a new paradigm in learning. I differ with the authors that the “new culture” is really all that new. For example, comparing Encyclopaedia Brittanica to Wikipedia, they…
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I’m late to the party, I realize. I’ve seen the user- and kid-friendly programming blocks before. In fact, I’ve even used a version of them when learning to develop mobile apps. But what spurred me to introduce my kids to the Scratch platform was when I…
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See the related literature review for research background on this project. Community colleges have long fought the perception that they are just an extension of high school, or “high school with ashtrays.” This is certainly understandable, as they devote…
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Developmental Education The typical model for college placement, and the model employed at Sauk Valley Community College, is that the prospective student takes a placement test to determine if they can meet the required level and, if they do not, is…
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The following is a first draft of a study I plan to develop and work to implement at my institution, Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. Community colleges have long fought the perception that they are just an extension of high school, or “high…
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