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Professor Gregory Beyrer
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Advocate for expanded access to higher education.
Advocate for expanded access to higher education.

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This is my first post for a new blog on using Canvas. Los Rios is transitioning to Canvas during the 2017 calendar year.

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This video summarizes the infrastructure that supports the chief goal of the OEI and includes an articulation of the benefits for all our students. Thanks Phil for your support and publicity.

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Today and tomorrow I'm attending the IEPI Pathways Workshop on restructuring community colleges. This is one of two offerings (the other is in southern California) and is largely based on the book Redesigning America's Community Colleges. We are fortunate to have one of its authors, +Davis Jenkins, as our keynote today.

Over the next couple of days a few people from my college will take a look at how we help students enroll, persist, and complete their ed plans. Giving our students more structure is good for them based on the research, and we will be encouraged to switch from a buffet to a prix fixe model.

Change is hard, but whatever happens I hope that we keep the beauty that comes from serendipity, from the opportunity to turn a hobby into career. That's what happened to me.
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I am teaching a history class this upcoming semester and am excited about flipping part of each meeting, as I have done in the past. I'm using a new text that doesn't perfectly fit with what I did before, and I'm excited about trying this new technique I read about on flippedlearning.org.

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By far my favorite YouTube creator shows how to recover from a mistake. Good lessons in here for scholars, production managers, and leaders of all kinds.

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Thanks to my colleague Jena Bills for sharing this article with me. We too find that the interactions with our online students can be deeper and more meaningful than what we experience in face-to-face classes.

If it's true that it only costs $510 to teach a three-credit class online at Georgia Tech, then what is USC spending that extra $5,025 on?

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Remember students to stay in college. Finish this semester and come back in the spring.

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Thanks to +John Green and +TED  for this excellent video on the creation of learning spaces on the internet. It is a challenge for the discussions in our online classes, where the unenrolled are unable to tread, to generate the same vitality of spontaneous YouTube comment streams. I will share this video with my students in hopes they remember how wonderful learning can be outside of class.
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