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Shifting the "Rate My Professor" Paradigm

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  • 1. Shifting the Rate My Professor Paradigm:Increasing Student Success with Google Sites Michelle Pacansky-Brock mpbreflections.blogspot.com Tweets encouraged! #otc11
  • 2. a practical strategy for Supporting Student Successby Seeveaar on Flickr
  • 3. By asma on Flickr
  • 4. Your College tutoring center library writing center financial aid Your basic skills Coursedisabled student computer labs services career center registration
  • 5. The Web Your College tutoring center library writing center financial aid Your basic skills Coursedisabled student computer labs services career center registration
  • 6. 6,000 schools1,000,000 professors10,000,000 opinions
  • 7. “KnowYourProfessor is a website to help college students from all over the United States share information and opinions of theircollege professors, and to make aninformed decision before selecting which professors to take!”
  • 8. Wouldn’t YOU rather inform yourstudents about you and your classes?And have an opportunity to: • Build trust with your students. • Establish a class culture that involves students. • Convey who you are. • Communicate expectations and class requirements in advance. • Provide links to online student support services. ...before they enroll!
  • 9. The Online Student Reality• ~60% of online CCC students are age 24 and under.• Enrolls in multiple classes (often mixing online & F2F)• Often underestimates the realities of online learning.• Risks overloading oneself. by Crash Master 007 on Flickr
  • 10. CCC Student Success Rates 0.7 65% 65% Distance Ed Traditional Ed 0.525 53% 54% 0.35 0.175 Success: percentage of enrolled students who end the term with 06/07 ‘06-’07 0 an A, B, or C 07/08 ’07-’08Periodic report on Distance Education, CCC Chancellor’s Office, Prepared by the Academic Affairs Division and the Office of Communications, Sept. 1, 2009.
  • 11. by Nick Russano on Flickr
  • 12. Create a Google Site! http://www.google.com/sites• It’s free.• Single click page creation.• No HTML knowledge required.• Start with a pre-designed template.• Upload files and attachments (syllabi).• Embed media • RSS feed from your blog, • a welcome video for your students • a photograph of yourself
  • 13. https://sites.google.com/site/professormpb
  • 14. Student FeedbackAJ Tivol said...“This is a great idea. ... I would much preferto hear what the teacher has to say about theclass than trying to make a decision based oncomments on a professor rating site becausethats the only place I can find information.”
  • 15. Steps1.Create your Google Site using the shared template.2.Customize your Google Site.3.Share the link where students will see it before they register. • online class schedule • department website • your RateMyProfessor page • other ideas?
  • 16. To Get Started• Go to: http://www.google.com/sites • Sign in with your existing Google account OR • Create a Google account
  • 17. Evaluation SurveyHelp us improve our conference by filling out a short online evaluation survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/11OTC_0624_1pm Michelle Pacansky-Brock email: brocansky@gmail.com blog: mpbreflections.blogspot.com