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Adisa has been redesigning his course since 2006.

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  • Student Engagement & Content Reinforcement With “Clickers” & Online Essay Assignments Adisa A. Alkebulan, Ph.D. Africana Studies African American History AFRAS 170 A/B
  • African American History AFRAS 170A/B
    • Two separate courses
      • AFRAS 170A up to 1865 during fall semester
      • AFRAS 170B 1865-Present during spring semester
        • 100-135 students for each course
    • Mondays & Wednesdays 10:00-10:50
      • Fridays: online session
    • 220 WC or 161 LT
  • African American History AFRAS 170A/B
    • Lectures are delivered via PowerPoint & posted on Blackboard
    • Ethnically diverse
    • Freshmen & sophomores
  • The Dilemma & Objectives
    • Dilemma 1:
      • Lack of learner engagement in lecture courses
        • Objective: I employed the Classroom Performance System (CPS) to make learners an active part of the in class learning process
        • Pose questions that provoke learners to think about the issues/events discussed in the courses
  • The Dilemma & Objectives
    • Dilemma 2:
      • Inability of many students to retain information
        • Objective: I wanted to create an assignment that would force learners to interrogate the text on a much deeper level than just skimming and jotting down notes
  • Student Experiences
      • Clicker usage helps me to remember important course content?
        • Strongly/Somewhat agree: 74%
        • Strongly/Somewhat disagree: 12%
      • My professor asks clicker questions that are important to my learning?
        • Strongly/Somewhat agree: 84%
        • Strongly/Somewhat disagree: 10%
  • Student Experiences
      • Online essay questions help me to remember important course content?
        • Strongly/Somewhat agree: 73%
        • Strongly/Somewhat disagree: 10%
      • My professor asks online essay questions that are important to my learning?
        • Strongly/Somewhat agree: 70%
        • Strongly/Somewhat disagree: 6%
      • Students recognize and value clicker and online essay questions
      • Improvement in grades
        • Spring 2007: 1.9 GPA
        • Fall 2007: 2.3 GPA
  • Planning for Future Design Cycles
        • Strengths:
          • Student assessments significantly increased
          • Students enjoy the clicker questions
        • Weaknesses
          • Students dislike online essay questions
          • Students prefer going to class versus online assignments
        • I did not anticipate students displeasure with not coming to class
        • Reduction of online essay assignments
          • Every other week
          • Extra credit
        • Captivate