American History to 1877 (HIST 2111) Course Redesign at Georgia Highlands College
Jayme Akers Feagin, Steven Blankenship, Bronson Long, Karen Huggin
For many instructors, the idea of using course redesign to improve student success may sound both appealing and intimidating. In many cases, it is difficult to know where to start or what to expect. This article explores how a team of historians at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) used a multifaceted approach to course redesign that included the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and a variety of course activities to noticeably reduce DFWI rates in American History survey courses. This article suggests that instructors who take an all-around student-centered approach to course redesign can make a real difference.