Student-Requested Temporary Access Is Here!

This summer, students have the ability to request Temporary Access at the start of the term! This option is ideal for students waiting on financial aid or placement testing to purchase course materials. They are able to start learning the material and completing lessons on day one of class. For full semester courses, students continue … Continue reading Student-Requested Temporary Access Is Here!

What did TennesSEE? It saw remediation success!

The Tennessee Board of Regents recently conducted a study of the state's 13 public community colleges in scaling up corequisite remediation in math, reading, and writing. The study found that, although it resulted in a few small decreases in pass rates from a pilot similar to the current program, the increased corequisite remediation led to … Continue reading What did TennesSEE? It saw remediation success!

Strengthen Students’ Writing Skills with This Handbook (Sample Download Included!)

According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only about a quarter of 12th graders write at or above a proficient level. Several students struggle in their English classes because they don't know how to organize their thoughts on paper and use proper grammar. They may have brilliant ideas, but when it comes to sharing these through … Continue reading Strengthen Students’ Writing Skills with This Handbook (Sample Download Included!)

Tuesday Tip: Use the Hawkes Equivalent of an Invisibility Cloak

You're already thinking about setting up your summer and fall courses that use Hawkes because you're a go-getter. You're updating your HLS Lesson Due Dates template underneath the Assignments tab when you think back to the beginning of the current term. Students logged into their courseware for the first time in January, and they were surprised to … Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Use the Hawkes Equivalent of an Invisibility Cloak

Game of Thrones and Math (SOME SPOILERS INCLUDED)

We like to nerd out pretty hard at Hawkes, and when something involves Game of Thrones AND math...well, we need to know about it. This Quartz article shows how Macalester College's Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrew J. Beveridge and undergraduate student Jie Shan used network science to identify the most important character in the popular … Continue reading Game of Thrones and Math (SOME SPOILERS INCLUDED)