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Motivating Formative Assessment Engagement For Flipped Instruction Content, Kurt Schmitz Jan 2019

Motivating Formative Assessment Engagement For Flipped Instruction Content, Kurt Schmitz

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Hybrid and Blended instructional approaches are increasingly being applied to University level curriculum. These techniques shift a significant burden for engaging course content to the students as an outside-the-classroom activity. This study of contrasting hybrid classrooms (two medium size and two large size) investigates the efficacy of completion scores in an open gradebook to motivate student engagement with formative assessments. Definitions are provided for hybrid instruction, and formative assessment to establish clear measures for data collection in this field experiment. A between-groups ANOVA analysis is presented with conclusions and recommendations.


Changing The Music: Understanding Educational Obstacles For Youth In Foster Care, Amie J. Stearns, Iyc Mar 2018

Changing The Music: Understanding Educational Obstacles For Youth In Foster Care, Amie J. Stearns, Iyc

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Due to increased tendency of children in foster care placements to perform poorly in school and to become involved with the juvenile justice system, there is a dire need for school districts to improve support systems for this vulnerable student group. This presentation may be of most interest to conference attendees as it explores the specific barriers which may hinder educational success for youth in foster care.


Using A Strategy Project To Promote Self-Regulated Learning, Hillary H. Steiner Mar 2017

Using A Strategy Project To Promote Self-Regulated Learning, Hillary H. Steiner

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Success in college requires the development of self-regulated learning strategies that move beyond high school skills, but teaching these strategies can be challenging. In this presentation, participants will learn about an instructional method that requires students to practice self-regulated learning strategies--active reading, management of study time and achievement goals, proactive interaction with faculty, metacognitive reflection, and more—within the context of a student-selected course. The presenter will share data from two years of research on the assignment’s efficacy and engage participants in discussion about the potential applications of self-regulated learning in their own classrooms.


Preparing Students To Leave The Academic Nest: Using Creative Inquiry To Develop Fledglings, Nikki Panter, Jennifer Meadows Mar 2017

Preparing Students To Leave The Academic Nest: Using Creative Inquiry To Develop Fledglings, Nikki Panter, Jennifer Meadows

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In a required communication course for all biology majors at Tennessee Technological University, the focus has traditionally been on professional development and career readiness. On the surface, the previous course structure prepared students to enter the job market. However, on closer review, many students struggled with independent thinking and speaking. Following course redesign using inquiry-guided learning models and student surveys, alternative assignments based on students’ abilities and goals were introduced. Using interdisciplinary teams to competitively debate an open-ended question, students received opportunities to improve leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, i.e., to fledge from the academic nest to the job ...


Blending Pedagogical Approaches In Public Health Education: The A.D.O.P.T. Model, Mckinley Thomas, Sara S. Plaspohl Mar 2017

Blending Pedagogical Approaches In Public Health Education: The A.D.O.P.T. Model, Mckinley Thomas, Sara S. Plaspohl

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The success of a public health workforce hinges upon the efficacy of educational experiences offered within higher education. To enhance learning the authors developed a multimodal pedagogical approach designed to support public health education: A.D.O.P.T. The model is supported by five modalities offered during each session: Activity, Discussion, Objectives, Presentation, and Transition. We believe this model will enhance the learning environment in public health, yielding informed, analytical, and well-prepared students equipped to address the needs of a diverse population.


Assessing Astronomy Students’ Views About The Nature Of Science, Jennifer Blue Mar 2017

Assessing Astronomy Students’ Views About The Nature Of Science, Jennifer Blue

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For this project, I analyze papers and essays from students in a general education course, Observational Foundations of Astronomy. Students were asked to construct arguments about whether ancient astronomers, who in many cases were also astrologers and priests, were scientists. I will present the results, with student definitions and examples. This should have implications for how we talk about science with our students across the curriculum.


Practice. Practice. Practice. Do Homework Management Systems Work?, Kathy K. Archer, Mark Olson Mar 2017

Practice. Practice. Practice. Do Homework Management Systems Work?, Kathy K. Archer, Mark Olson

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Do online homework management systems improve student learning? Do they work as well for adult learners in an online course? This natural experiment divided a sample of 2500 online students in an entry level university economics course into three treatment groups to look at the relationship between homework support and quiz scores. Group A got no homework support. Group B got simple Microsoft Excel templates. Group C got an online homework management system. Join us for this interactive session where we’ll discuss our findings and collect your ideas on how these findings might translate into practice.


Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder Mar 2016

Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder

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What are college students learning? Informed by SoTL, instructors can use a variety of assessment techniques to answer this question. But as questions about learning move into governance and policy circles, challenges of scale, expense, and public intelligibility make academic leaders chiefly open to the idea of standardized assessment. While faculty tend to view standardized assessment tools with distaste, college professors will not turn back the tide of demands for accountability armed only with brooms. A better response to the coming of standardized assessment would view the design of such tools as an intellectual problem to be tackled with the ...


Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier Mar 2014

Consulting-Based Action Learning As An Experiential Learning Alternative, Dana C. D'Angelo, Andy Macaleer, Katie Meier

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Experiential learning (EL) has long been established as effective and dynamic in higher education. This active approach has been proven to provide participants the ability to apply and integrate prior experiences, as well as reflect upon outcomes of a project and their skill development. EL can be offered through an array of options, including computer simulations, cases, service learning, internships and co-operative education. Another option in this spectrum is “action learning”, which “connects theory with practice, and requires dynamic sense-making, fact-based decisions, high-performance teamwork, and persuasive communication” (http://grahammercer.com). Although co-operative education is the most comprehensive, action learning consulting-based ...