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Collaborative Assessment: Measuring Effects Of Community-Based Participatory Research On Student Learning, Caroline Nielsen, David Dunbar, Christina Medved, Susan Gill Mar 2012

Collaborative Assessment: Measuring Effects Of Community-Based Participatory Research On Student Learning, Caroline Nielsen, David Dunbar, Christina Medved, Susan Gill

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Community-based participatory research (CBPR) involves students in addressing real-world problems in collaboration with community partners. Research has shown that this approach results in positive outcomes with respect to student engagement and attitudes. However, demonstrating that CBPR leads to genuine improvement in student learning, as compared with more traditional pedagogical approaches, is an emerging challenge. In order to address this challenge, we present the use of an authentic assessment in Watershed Ecology, a CBPR science course for non-majors, to measure gains in student learning as compared with learning gains in a similar undergraduate course that does not use a CBPR approach ...


Faculty Development Considerations In Video-Based Lectures, Joyce Nutta, Melanie Gonzalez, Timothy Brown Mar 2012

Faculty Development Considerations In Video-Based Lectures, Joyce Nutta, Melanie Gonzalez, Timothy Brown

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With the current trend of moving courses online, universities and colleges are seeking ways in which to provide authentic lectures online. One delivery method that has become popular is to use lecture capture systems (LCS). This presentation reports on an ongoing faculty development project at the University of Central Florida aimed to help faculty in all disciplines develop better video presence using LCS to inject a sense of connectivity between students and their instructor. An expert in broadcasting and an expert in instructional technology pedagogy collaborated to lead the faculty development sessions. As a follow-up, the facilitators also conducted several ...


Improving Student Learning Outcomes: Teaching Effectiveness, Pedagogy And Savannah State University, Nat Hardy, Holly Thomas, Gwen Hale, Teri Schell Mar 2010

Improving Student Learning Outcomes: Teaching Effectiveness, Pedagogy And Savannah State University, Nat Hardy, Holly Thomas, Gwen Hale, Teri Schell

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This inquiry led panel presentation will focus on Savannah State University's proactive attempts at improving student learning outcomes through its newly published The Savannah State University's Writing in the Disciplines Guide (2009), a text which is the direct interdisciplinary result of a continuous transformation of an academic community and culture. The Guide provides SSU students with discipline-specific approaches to writing for any course taken over the course of their degree. This panel presentation will reflect upon the combined successes of the Guide and the writing center, but also the challenges of faculty buy-in to the Guide . An interactive ...


Strategies For Success In Interdisciplinary Team Teaching, Michael Furick, Jennie Stearns Mar 2010

Strategies For Success In Interdisciplinary Team Teaching, Michael Furick, Jennie Stearns

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This paper examines the implementation difficulties and the student learning outcomes during a test of interdisciplinary teaching in one course. During two semesters, the course, titled “Communicating in the Business Environment,” was co-taught by a Business School faculty member and an English faculty member; the two subsequent semesters, the course was taught by a Business faculty member only. This presentation will examine pragmatic issues such as implementation of a joint teaching arrangement, counting of course load credit, the logistics of student evaluations, course design issues, and management of student expectations in having two teachers. Strategies for success in achieving a ...


Metaplan: A Mutual Methodology For Interdisciplinary Research, Gina Anderson, Karen Dunlap, Joyce Rademacher, Nancy Mcmenamy Mar 2009

Metaplan: A Mutual Methodology For Interdisciplinary Research, Gina Anderson, Karen Dunlap, Joyce Rademacher, Nancy Mcmenamy

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The purpose of this presentation is to reflect upon the use of the Metaplan methodology for the goals of interdisciplinary research and programmatic changes. A faculty learning community (FLC) utilized this methodology to gather data for an interdisciplinary investigation of pre-service teaching and nursing students' perspectives of whether their core curriculum adequately prepared them for success in upper-division, professional coursework. The Metaplan methodology is highlighted as an effective tool for faculty members conducting interdisciplinary research because it includes the voices of various stakeholders in educational settings (Cowart & Rademacher, 1998; Pemberton, Rademacher, & Anderson, 2006); Rademacher, Schumaker, & Deschler, 1996). The primary objectives of the session include ...


Measuring Learning In An Honors Interdisciplinary Course On Video Games, Rudy Mcdaniel, Peter Telep Mar 2009

Measuring Learning In An Honors Interdisciplinary Course On Video Games, Rudy Mcdaniel, Peter Telep

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Some research suggests that video games can be effective tools for learning complex subject matter and for teaching students how to manage and work with information in project settings. In this paper we discuss our experiences teaching and conducting SOTL research in an undergraduate Honors Interdisciplinary team-taught seminar. The course, entitled Gaming 360: The History, Culture, and Design of Video Games was taught during the Spring 2007 and Spring 2008 semesters and included 20 Honors in the Major (HIM) students. Our primary research question was this: How would students improve their understanding of video game production concepts (video games as ...


Measuring Learning In An Honors Interdisciplinary Course On Video Games, Rudy Mcdaniel, Peter Telep Nov 2007

Measuring Learning In An Honors Interdisciplinary Course On Video Games, Rudy Mcdaniel, Peter Telep

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Some research suggests that video games can be effective tools for learning complex subject matter and for teaching students how to manage and work with information in project settings. In our session we will discuss our experiences teaching and conducting SOTL research in an undergraduate Honors Interdisciplinary team-taught seminar. The course, entitled Gaming 360: The History, Culture, and Design of Video Games, was taught during the Spring 2007 semester and included 20 Honors In the Major (HIM) students. Our primary research question was this: How would students improve their understanding of video game production concepts (video games as technologies) and ...


Knowledge Surveys: Helping Students Self-Assess, Jon M. Clauss, C. Kevin Geedey Nov 2007

Knowledge Surveys: Helping Students Self-Assess, Jon M. Clauss, C. Kevin Geedey

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There is an obvious desire to increase students' efficacy at transferring the knowledge and skills acquired in one situation to new tasks or contexts. Active learning theory points to the importance of helping students take control of their learning, monitor their level of understanding and assess learning strategies, in order to achieve this transfer. Knowledge surveys are intended to improve a student's ability to self-assess and enhance the subsequent transfer of skills. Knowledge surveys cover the content and the full range of cognitive levels of a course. Taken several times during the course, students rate their ability to answer ...