Lindemann, Renegar and Spitzberg 1st Iteration 2007 Course Redesign
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Kurt, Valerie and Brian collaborate d on redesigning Comm 103, a course that nearly all SDSU undergraduates take.

Kurt, Valerie and Brian collaborate d on redesigning Comm 103, a course that nearly all SDSU undergraduates take.

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  • For our course redesign, we worked on class integral to both our school, Communication, and the university as a whole: Oral Communication, COMM 103. Since this is a course that is a large part of the School and the University’s General Education Curriculum, we decided to work on this as a team. 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute

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  • 1. Lessons Learned from COMM 103 Oral Communication Course Redesign Dr. Kurt Lindemann Dr. Val Renegar Dr. Brian Sptizberg COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 2. Course Overview
    • Communication 103 Oral Communication
    •  5,000 students per year
    • Large lecture/discussion section format
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 3. Challenges and Goals
    • Alignment: Aligning large lecture & discussion sections
    • Curriculum: 21 st century skills (i.e., media literacy)
    • Climate: Encouraging feeling of connection & community
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 4. (Re)Designs
    • Challenge: Alignment in Current Course Format
    • Redesign approach:
    • Refine learning objectives
      • Presentations apply concepts from lecture
      • Encourage critical thinking
      • Prompt students to make connections
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 5. The large lecture content is relevant to the speaking and writing assignments in the course. COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute 1 2 3 4 5 STRONGLY STRONGLY DISAGREE AGREE n = 744, M = 4.07
  • 6. Attending the large lecture helps me perform better on the speeches. COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute 1 2 3 4 5 STRONGLY STRONGLY DISAGREE AGREE n = 744, M = 3.00
  • 7. (Re)Designs
    • Challenge: Curriculum of Media Literacy
    • Redesign Approach:
    • Tutorials for PowerPoint
    • New Assignment: Communication Technology in Everyday Life
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 8. (Re)Designs
    • Challenge: Climate—Connection with Students, Fostering Community
    • Redesign Approach:
    • Clickers
    • Facebook group page
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 9.  
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  • 11. Lessons Learned
    • Expand thinking of classroom boundaries
    • Allow students and GTAs to make class their own
    • GTA training to include critical thinking about learning objectives
    • Highlight objectives more on rubrics and in class
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  • 12. Future directions
    • Continue using clickers
    • Adobe Captivate PowerPoint Tutorial
      • Visual aids
      • APA citation style
    • More integration of Facebook
      • Community
      • Connection
      • Media literacy
    COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute