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  • Room L281 Introduce ourselves. Ask who the audience is- full-time faculty? Part-time faculty? Administrators? Other? Does anyone wish to share what they hope to gain from this presentation?
  • Casey Barbour

    1. 1. Getting Everyone on the Same Page: Learning Outcomes and Other Tools Kirsten Casey & Jason Barbour Thursday, January 10 1:25-2:25 p.m.
    2. 2. What we’ll be doing today… <ul><li>Course description </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to assist faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes! What are outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive student website </li></ul>
    3. 3. Not Your Average Science Class <ul><li>Genesis of the Course </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Student Demographics </li></ul>
    4. 4. Not Your Average Science Class <ul><li>Assessment Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>2 Different Instructors? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Resources Available to Faculty <ul><li>Course Coordinator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common syllabus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructor liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather feedback & make improvements to course </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Resources Available to Faculty <ul><li>Video tapes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show ‘flavor’ of the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase instructor confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide base set of examples and demonstrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate lab techniques </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Resources Available to Faculty <ul><li>Secure Web (for instructors) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common policies, instructor info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share exams, quizzes, hw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post videos, handouts, activities </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Resources Available to Faculty <ul><li>Meetings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shape the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss instructor suggestions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share proven activities, methods, and examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open dialogue with lab manager </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Resources Available to Faculty <ul><li>What other resources… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are available to you? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Would you like to have available? </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Describe what students should know and be able to do at the end of the course </li></ul><ul><li>Are measurable </li></ul><ul><li>Are part of MHEC articulation agreement for PHS 100 </li></ul>Outcomes! What are outcomes? Learning Outcomes…
    11. 11. <ul><li>Make it clear what students should gain from a particular course or lecture </li></ul><ul><li>Help instructors to design activities, lectures, assignments, and assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Create a more student-centered learning environment </li></ul>Outcomes can… Outcomes! What are they good for?
    12. 12. Analyze situations involving Archimedes’ or Bernoulli's Principles     Learning Objectives   a.   Define the buoyant force   b.   Provide a qualitative description of the source of the buoyant force   c.   Draw a force diagram for a partially immersed object   d.   Draw a force diagram for a fully immersed object   e.  Predict the relative pressures in static and moving fluids based on Bernoulli's Principle Example:
    13. 13. <ul><li>In the beginning… </li></ul>Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Static outcomes document collecting dust </li></ul><ul><li>Increase usefulness for students and instructors </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive website </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>Be careful what you wish for… </li></ul>Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Received funding </li></ul><ul><li>Met with the Information Services department </li></ul><ul><li>We provide content, they build the site </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visually interesting site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources for technical assistance </li></ul></ul>Web-based Outcomes Project Win some, lose some…
    16. 16. Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greater time lag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential for errors increased </li></ul></ul>Win some, lose some…
    17. 17. Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Demonstration of interactive site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://ola4. aacc . edu /PHS100SelfCheck </li></ul>
    18. 18. Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Include in PHS 100 syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Design homework to take advantage of site </li></ul><ul><li>A model for other courses? </li></ul>What’s next?
    19. 19. Web-based Outcomes Project <ul><li>Group Activity : How can you incorporate outcomes in your classes in a low-tech way? </li></ul>Use and Adapt