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Georgia Southern University

2011

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Enhance, Engage, Evolve: Challenges, Rewards, And The Culture Of Evidence In Online Learning, Patrick Smith, Scott Dunn, David Pollock, Michael Stewart, Colette Galivan Mar 2011

Enhance, Engage, Evolve: Challenges, Rewards, And The Culture Of Evidence In Online Learning, Patrick Smith, Scott Dunn, David Pollock, Michael Stewart, Colette Galivan

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A five-member panel from Bainbridge College (GA) will discuss the challenges and potential rewards involved in implementing the institution's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which was developed in preparation for a recent SACS accreditation visit. The QEP is a comprehensive approach to enhancing online learning at Bainbridge College. Careful assessment of the QEP's proposed outcomes will be crucial as the college immerses itself in a culture of evidence and moves toward the ideal of a learning-centered institution. Consistent application of both direct and indirect measures of learning outcomes will be necessary to determine “success” in those courses. But how ...


Building-Up Student Success, Maria Babiuc-Hamilton Mar 2011

Building-Up Student Success, Maria Babiuc-Hamilton

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Students' ability to think critically is essential in achieving success not only in college, but also later in their jobs. In order to increase students' long term performance, the general education program at our university was completely restructured to allow the introduction of three required credit hours in critical thinking across curriculum at the freshmen level. The dissemination of the learning outcomes is complicated, because this course is not content driven. The solution is for students to including a meta-cognitive reflection with their assignments, describing their personal academic plan and their experience with the learning process. This proposal presents the ...


Alternative To The Research Paper: Wiki Webpage Development, Candace Timpte, Alexandra Kurtz Mar 2011

Alternative To The Research Paper: Wiki Webpage Development, Candace Timpte, Alexandra Kurtz

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Instead of the typical research paper, our students are required to build wiki webpages as part of a larger, class project. Constructing a wikipage meets the same learning outcomes as a research paper, namely, library and internet research skills, distillation of material, written communication, and moreover, expands technology skills. Participants will discuss best practices for wiki project design, including logical organization, layout design, citation and plagiarism prevention. Examples presented will include a microbe encyclopedia and a human genome map defining genetic diseases. Following a wikipage-building exercise, participants will compare learning outcomes from research papers with wiki projects and discuss the ...


Experiential Learning Field Trip Teaching Strategy: You Can Do It, Erica Berte, Kevin Jones Mar 2011

Experiential Learning Field Trip Teaching Strategy: You Can Do It, Erica Berte, Kevin Jones

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The goal of this session is to demonstrate step-by-step how to design and implement a field trip experiential learning activity. We developed a process that involves defining the learning outcomes; defining the field trip; introducing the theory related to it; developing an instructional questionnaire to guide student observations on the field trip; conducting a comprehensive debrief; and developing the assessment activities with its respective rubric. We will show how to conduct the whole process, using an experiential learning activity developed for an undergraduate Organizational Behavior class. This process presentation intends to enable participants to replicate the experience in their own ...


Using Bloom's Taxonomy To Sequence Writing, Rachel Van Horn Leroy Mar 2011

Using Bloom's Taxonomy To Sequence Writing, Rachel Van Horn Leroy

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This presentation will show participants how to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy to build a writing assignment and model specific learning outcomes by building a sequence in the writing process from lower orders to higher orders of thinking. To demonstrate how this works, I will show the audience the sequence my students and I take in a specific assignment. Then attendees will select a writing assignment they might facilitate, and we will focus on two or three steps in the sequencing process. Participants will brainstorm possible activities for assignments modeled from Bloom's Taxonomy. In this session, they will consider how ...


Reality Or Fantasy? Dramatization In Teaching And Learning, Cynthia Bolton-Gary Mar 2011

Reality Or Fantasy? Dramatization In Teaching And Learning, Cynthia Bolton-Gary

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By manipulating the concepts of reality and fantasy in the classroom, an instructor can create contexts for learning that motivate and engage students and ultimately increase learning outcomes. Using educational drama, this presentation will investigate the impact of dramatization in teaching and learning. As a result of these methods, student interest in educational theory increased as did their long term concept retention and the ability to generalize to other courses. Students were also able to more easily apply concepts in actual teaching contexts and reported an overall enjoyment of the strategies and objectives of the course. Three dramatic scenarios will ...