The NobleStream Next Gen Low Cost Grant Program (Fall 2017)

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NobleStream has developed a grant program to assist ACC in exploring alternative lost cost Adaptive courseware solutions with intent to improve and measure student outcomes, and to explore adaptive platforms designed to support new teaching methodologies such as the flipped classroom. Ideally we will have results to share and compare to the courseware initiative derived from the college’s Achieving the Dream Grant.

Funding

NobleStream will fund five paid pilots at $1000 per course with an average enrollment of 250 students. The NobleStream Grant fund is intended to compensate the faculty and for time onboarding and measuring success rates. We are suggesting the following five course areas: Biology, Psychology, Principles of Management, Economics and Student Success.

Grant Metrics:
Measuring Outcome:

The goal is to demonstrate the improved outcomes associated alternate teaching pedagogies when enabled with Adaptive “Low Cost” Courseware. Outcomes will be measured thru several instruments: faculty journals, student surveys and other student engagement metrics.

Timeline:

  • Training and Development – Fall 2017
  • Pilot courses taught - Spring 2017
  • Report and Feedback – Summer 2017

ACC will assemble faculty teams in the targeted course areas for initial demo in Fall 2016. Participating faculty will receive credentials and access to courseware and stage to training and onboarding in preparation for the Spring 2017 semester.

Course and Provider Information for designated Grant Courses

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Discipline Course Provider Learn more Cost
Science Biology LRNR http://noblestream.com/solutions/#partners/lrnr $35
Description A student owned personalized experience in Physics, Biology and Social Sciences
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Social Science Psychology FULCRUM http://noblestream.com/solutions/#partners/fulcrum-labs $45
Description Highly Visual Mastery Based Courseware in History, Econ, Psych and Math
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Discipline Course Provider Learn more Cost
Business Management MindEdge http://noblestream.com/solutions/#partners/mindedge-learning $45
Description Interactive Web Texts for Business, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Discipline Course Provider Learn more Cost
Social Science Economics FULCRUM http://noblestream.com/solutions/#partners/fulcrum-labs $45
Description Highly Visual Mastery Based Courseware in History, Econ, Psych and Math
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Discipline Course Provider Learn more Cost
Social Science Student Success FULCRUM http://noblestream.com/solutions/#partners/fulcrum-labs $45
Description Highly Visual Mastery Based Courseware in History, Econ, Psych and Math