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  • 1.
    • Redesigning Course Delivery to Enhance Student Engagement and Retention
    • Carol Carruthers
    • May 5, 2009
  • 2. Student responsibility for learning lies on a precipice – the aim of the first year instructor is to prepare students to become adaptive learners.
  • 3. Some conclusive evidence has been found using constructivist techniques and andragogical learning strategies. http://carbon.cudenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/idmodels.html
  • 4.  
  • 5.
    • Faculty collaboration
    • Belief and motivation surveys
    • Student portfolios, journaling and reflection
    • Redesigned course delivery
    • Online homework
    • Learning objects and WebQuests
    • The ‘inverted’ classroom
  • 6.
    • Portfolios:
    • Students take samples of work reflecting progress. Faculty review chosen work with students.
    • Journaling:
    • Students ‘send a slide’ to the moderator. Allows for immediate/anytime feedback.
  • 7.  
  • 8. http://people.senecac.on.ca/carol.carruthers/camtasia%20projects/html%20final/blackboardcollaboration/blackboard%20collaboration%20final.html
  • 9.
    • CLASS (Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey)
    • http://www.colorado.edu/sei/class/
    • Self-Efficacy for Self-Regulated Learning Scale
    • Motivational Strategies for Learning Questionnaire
    • Am.J.Pharm.Educ.,66,219-223 (2002)
  • 10. REDESIGNED COURSE DELIVERY
  • 11.
    • http://people.senecac.on.ca/carol.carruthers/live%20dyknow%20may%2024/livedyknowmay24.html
  • 12.
    • An audiovideo demonstration of how to quickly assign homework questions using an online resource.
    • http://people.senecac.on.ca/carol.carruthers/WPaudvid/WPaudvid.html
  • 13.
    • Interactive learning objects
    • http://www.novelgames.com/flashgames/popup.php?id=141&siteid=3128
    • WebQuests
    • http://open.senecac.on.ca/clea/webquest/view.php?id=80_793
  • 14.
    • Students watch a pre-class video. In class, students discuss the process that was used. While surrounded by other students, faculty, and in-class tutor, students practice the new process. Questions can be easily dealt with as a group, instead of doing homework alone.
    • http://people.senecac.on.ca/carol.carruthers/SLE%20-%20substitution/SLE%20-%20substitution.htm
  • 15.
    • Students design their own lecture by choosing links based on their previous learning experience. They move through the exercises at their own pace, taking the quiz when they chose.
    • Draw and define an angle.
    • http://www.mathopenref.com/angle.html
    • Describe how the area of a circle can be found.
    • http://www.mathopenref.com/circlearea.html
    • Try the quiz.
    • http://www.mathopenref.com/quiztriangle1.html
    • (this represents a small selection of items covered in a series of lectures)
  • 16.
    • Students design their own worksheets
    • They take ownership of their own learning
    • http://www.math.com/students/worksheet/algebra_sp.htm
  • 17.