Category: OWL for Educators

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Taking Flight with OER

Written by Christie Allred, Professor at San Diego Mesa College Last summer, I made a commitment to Equity by using only OER (Online Educational Resources) in my composition classes. In the community colleges, some students don’tget financial aid right away, some don’t get...

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Excelsior OWL Users Double in One Year!

From 2017-2018, the total number of people using the Online Writing Lab more than doubled! In 2018, the OWL logged 535,642 users, a 102% increase from the previous year. Total sessions also doubled by climbing past 723,000, and total pageviews nearly doubled by...

Open Educational Resources in New York State

By Jason Brown The move to Open Educational Resources (OERs) has increased exponentially over the last few years with providers like Lumen, OpenStax and Saylor helping pave the way for the creation and distribution of OER materials.  In that same time, several universities...

Fall 2018 OWL Newsletter

A Birds-Eye View Welcome to the first quarterly newsletter for the Excelsior OWL! The fall is traditionally a time for harvesting the crops that have been sown and tended during the year. The OWL team has been busy on several fronts this year,...

The Excelsior OWL Hits Record-Breaking Highs!

September 2018 was the Excelsior OWL’s best month ever! Total users, sessions, and pageviews far surpassed the last record set in October 2017. The total number of users for the month topped 77K, while the total number of sessions topped 99K and the...