Community College Summit - Welcome and Affordable Learning Solutions
Workshop Session 1
Affordable Learning Solutions
Lowering the cost of course materials makes education more affordable and provides students more opportunities to learn. The presentation will showcase the free and open online educational resources in academic disciplines and career and technical training areas available for community colleges to adopt today. Faculty, staff, students, and program developers can discover free curriculum and program support materials from the SkillsCommons free and open library (http://als.skillscommons.org) and plan how to bring affordable learning solutions to their own campus community.
Affordable Learning Solutions - Collaborative Ideation/Table Talk Challenges
In small groups, participants will discuss and plan ways they can use the variety of resources and tools to implement their own affordable learning solutions initiative on their own campuses. Table discussions will focus on campuses’ readiness for affordable learning solutions as well as the challenges participants will face in planning and implementation. Tables will have an opportunity to share their ideas with the entire group.