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The Toolbox

The Toolbox is a professional development electronic newsletter that offers innovative, learner-centered strategies for improving teaching and learning for college students. It is published bimonthly, and subscriptions are free.

Current Issue

Volume 19, Issue 2
The Promise of Learning Communities in a Reimagined Undergraduate Experience
The latest edition of The Toolbox is the first entry of a two-part series that lays out the operating principles of learning communities as an alternative to standard practices in undergraduate education. As higher education contends with the coronavirus, the authors discuss inherent benefits of learning communities as a supportive model for student success and their design as high-impact practices.

The Toolbox Collection

The Toolbox Collection is a five-volume series that gives vital topics from previous issues of The Toolbox an added focus, while providing context for 2019 and beyond.

The Toolbox Collection, Vol. 4: Digital Learning
With the global COVID-19 pandemic forcing educators to transition to online instruction, this compendium of past issues focuses on connecting and communicating with students, assignments and assessment, and resources for the online classroom.

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