Community College Case Studies

OER Textbooks—Better than Free

– South Louisiana Community College As the lead instructor for a technical training program at South Louisiana Community College, Lane Gunnels was well aware that the high cost of textbooks was a big problem for the students in his program. Rather than accept the status quo, he made it his mission to solve the problem,... Read More >

Creating Online Textbooks—Content Control and Costs are Key

– Columbus State Community College When a textbook approximates the cost of a community college class, it can negatively impact student success, if the student must decide between purchasing the textbook or paying tuition for an additional class. “Our Textbook Affordability and Accessibility Committee recently surveyed students and found that students report having to take... Read More >

Odessa College – OC Global – TX

Odessa College is hardly new to online education. This large West Texas community college has offered online courses for over a decade, allowing them to reach students beyond their Odessa, Andrews, Monahan, Pecos and Seminole campuses. Today, their online learning program is known as OC Global, and they are pushing the envelope for online education.... Read More >

Maricopa Community College District – AZ

Our E-Learning options provide timely support for faculty by giving them ‘just in time’ teaching tools designed with SoftChalk. These collaboratively designed course templates are ‘ready to go’ and are consistent with EMCC teaching and learning practices. This allows our college to open up more high demand course sections based on enrollment trends.” Roger Yohe,... Read More >

South Piedmont Community College

Prior to working in education, my career was focused on clinical practice as a physical therapist. I took a full-time faculty position in a physical therapist assistant program as an instructor and the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education. I also enrolled in and completed a Master’s program in Adult Education and a Doctor of Physical... Read More >

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