Can  Replace the Chalkboard? Dick Jardine Professor of Mathematics [email_address] A tale from a 21 st  century classroom
Agenda <ul><li>Why I did what I did </li></ul><ul><li>What I did </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of how it worked </li></ul><...
The past… <ul><li>Expect college students to prepare for class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
The why… <ul><li>Traditional methods work only for too few! </li></ul><ul><li>Millenial students are different than us </l...
The what… <ul><li>Inverted classroom </li></ul><ul><li>“ lecture flipping” </li></ul>
The present… <ul><li>Blackboard shell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content manag...
A brief visit to the course  site
Assessment… <ul><li>No formal assessment plan </li></ul><ul><li>Student reflections </li></ul>
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Stephanie: “ This course although not easy was also not that difficult. I think that the reason be...
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Amy:  “The most difficult concept in this course was trying to teach myself the new material the n...
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Allysa:  “I wasn’t too keen on the idea of teaching myself the lesson and doing the homework assig...
Assessment… <ul><li>Abby:  “I liked how everything was set up online. The online text and videos that were provided helped...
Assessment… <ul><li>Abby (cont.):  “Overall, I learned how to be more responsible about my own learning and keeping myself...
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Allysa:  “I wasn’t too keen on the idea of teaching myself the lesson and doing the homework assig...
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Michelle:  “I like the way the web page was set up and the class was run. I like having to do work...
Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Michelle (cont.):  “Overall, I learned a lot from this class. I was happy with the way it was set ...
Support/resources… <ul><li>AT staff at KSC (CELT)  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support for working w/Bb </li></ul></ul...
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  1. 1. Can Replace the Chalkboard? Dick Jardine Professor of Mathematics [email_address] A tale from a 21 st century classroom
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why I did what I did </li></ul><ul><li>What I did </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of how it worked </li></ul><ul><li>What support/resources were needed </li></ul>
  3. 3. The past… <ul><li>Expect college students to prepare for class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the math </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students have difficulty reading, particularly reading mathematics texts </li></ul><ul><li>Developed activities to promote literacy </li></ul>
  4. 4. The why… <ul><li>Traditional methods work only for too few! </li></ul><ul><li>Millenial students are different than us </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to varied learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Higher-order learning activities in class </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by current research in undergraduate teaching and learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. The what… <ul><li>Inverted classroom </li></ul><ul><li>“ lecture flipping” </li></ul>
  6. 6. The present… <ul><li>Blackboard shell </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube videos replace lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Students read/view content of online materials </li></ul><ul><li>Students read/do interactive content in Maple </li></ul>
  7. 7. A brief visit to the course site
  8. 8. Assessment… <ul><li>No formal assessment plan </li></ul><ul><li>Student reflections </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Stephanie: “ This course although not easy was also not that difficult. I think that the reason being was that the material was covered clearly and there were online resources available to me if I needed extra help on a given topic. I personally enjoyed having the online text and videos available. They were very helpful towards my learning and would recommend them for future classes. It was also great because we didn’t have to buy a book!” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Amy: “The most difficult concept in this course was trying to teach myself the new material the night before the class. I’ve always struggled at trying to teach myself something new without someone else putting it into simpler terms…. When trying to learn the material on my own, I did find the course web page to be very useful and easy to understand…. With the online videos, I never looked that them. I couldn’t sit there and watch someone else talk about the content, the only way for me to learn that material is the teacher teaching it to me.” </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Allysa: “I wasn’t too keen on the idea of teaching myself the lesson and doing the homework assignments prior to class. However, I quickly realized that this new way of learning mathematics was actually quite advantageous. Teaching myself the lessons really made me understand the material and since I understood it, I never forgot it.” </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Assessment… <ul><li>Abby: “I liked how everything was set up online. The online text and videos that were provided helped guide me through the self learning process. In the beginning of the semester I found that following the course work was a little tough online; however, once I got used to it, it became much easier to navigate…. I really enjoyed this class because it was more about teaching yourself and then applying what you learned in class time. It was much better than sitting through lectures everyday and being required to remember every equation and all of the steps to the methods.” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Assessment… <ul><li>Abby (cont.): “Overall, I learned how to be more responsible about my own learning and keeping myself organized so that I did not get too far behind when I did not understand something. I was able to grow as a student and also gain more knowledge that can be used in the work field.” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Allysa: “I wasn’t too keen on the idea of teaching myself the lesson and doing the homework assignments prior to class. However, I quickly realized that this new way of learning mathematics was actually quite advantageous. Teaching myself the lessons really made me understand the material and since I understood it, I never forgot it.” </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Michelle: “I like the way the web page was set up and the class was run. I like having to do work before class which forces me to try and understand the material beforehand. I tend to learn better and retain the information more when I have prepare for the class beforehand instead of listening to a teacher lecture. Working with the material helps me learn it better. The online material was a good resource. I did not look at the videos that much because I am a person that would read the information and try to decipher it myself. ” </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Assessment… <ul><ul><li>Michelle (cont.): “Overall, I learned a lot from this class. I was happy with the way it was set up because I feel personally that I learned a lot better than I do in most other classes. I know I struggled with some things in the class but that in my mind has helped me to become a better mathematics student. ” </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Support/resources… <ul><li>AT staff at KSC (CELT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical support for working w/Bb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities for instruction in new technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshop on principles of blended learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time to review online resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text and/or interactive media </li></ul></ul>

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