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ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?
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ALEKS: How can we help at-risk students be more successful in math?

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  • 1. Online Homeworkvs. OnlineLearningAn introduction to the ALEKS model of Success in MathCara Warne Digital Learning Consultant<br />
  • 2. Quick introductions<br /> Do you know each other?<br />What is the difference between online homework and online learning?<br />Quick tour of the student side of ALEKS…<br />Agenda:<br />
  • 3. Contextual Inquiry tells us:<br />Improper placement<br />Math readiness<br />Course management (grading, etc.)<br />College transition<br />Faculty time<br />Issues that are Important to Math Instructors<br />
  • 4. Issues Impacting Math Departments<br />Student preparedness<br />80% of remedial students had a high school GPA of 3.0+*<br />Over 1.5 million remedial students annually**<br />Student success rates in developmental math<br />Average student pass rate ~40%<br />63% of students who fail a developmental math course never get a college degree***<br />Top-Down Pressure to improve results<br />Impact of state budget cuts; failure unaffordable****<br />* Diploma to Nowhere, Strong American Schools c/o The Rockefeller Foundation, 2008<br />** A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education, U.S. Secretary of Education’s Commission on the Future of Higher Education, 2007. <br />*** National Center for Education Statistics, The Condition of Education, 2004.<br />**** US Dept of Education, 2006<br />
  • 5. 3 minute discussion:Are you using online homework?What were your hopes?How much better off are you than 3 years ago? Can we do better?<br />
  • 6. Online Homework vs.Online Learning<br />“Learning is much broader than just doing homework”<br />
  • 7. Online Homework vs. Online Learning<br />Online homework may or may not involve any significant learning. <br />Online learning is a “hopeful” term and suggests that mistakes are being discovered and corrected in the process of completing an assignment online.<br />
  • 8. The reality is that no two students come into class with the same baseline preparedness!<br />
  • 9. Artificial intelligence creates a custom learning path for each student!<br />
  • 10. Online HW vs. Online Learning<br />Online Learning<br />Auto-grades assignments<br />Immediate feedback<br />Media support<br />Individual adaptive assessment<br />Remediates students on forgotten knowledge<br />Knowledge snapshot for each student<br />No assignment building necessary<br />Online Homework<br />Auto-grades assignments<br />Immediate feedback<br />Media support<br />Assignment-driven/requires building assignments<br />No remediation<br />No “knowledge snapshot”<br />Students “game the system”<br />Doesn’t allow for “decay” of knowledge<br />
  • 11. Let’s take a look at the student experience!<br />
  • 12. Wrap up!<br />
  • 13. Thanks for your interest in making students more successful!<br />Enjoy your day!<br />Questions?<br />

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