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-- Video Interviews for VSS Panel with FLVS, K12 Inc, Mosaica and uBoost ...

-- Video Interviews for VSS Panel with FLVS, K12 Inc, Mosaica and uBoost

Student interviews regarding the challenges of online learning and motivating strategies

Created for 2010 VSS panel discussion on Student motivation in online environments.

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    Student Motivation in Online Learning Student Motivation in Online Learning Presentation Transcript

    • Recognition and Rewards- A Review of Rewards Programs-Latest Research and Best Practices to Increase Credit Recovery Completion and Engagement with At-risk Students
    • HOW DO WE GET STUDENTS TO DO STUFF THAT IS GOOD FOR THEM?
    • Engagement and Connection
      Why recognition impacts behavior
      “When a learner earns rewards for attaining high standards, this creates a positive feedback loop, which increases interest and involvement, leads to high personal evaluations of performance, results in increased competence, and builds intrinsic motivation.”
      Cameron, Pierce, Banko, & Gear, 2005; Hidi, 2001; Jinks & Lorsbach, 2003.
    • Select Clients, Partners, Awards
    • Cycle of Student Motivation
      “Nurturing the affective components associated with learning is key to students internalizing the motivation to learn.”
      Achievement
      Interest
      (Professor Ethan Allen,
      University of Washington)
      Recognition
      Performance
      Self-Assessment
    • Student Performance Summary
      (www.uBoost.com/research/researchk12)
      A growing body of academic research validates the use of recognition and rewards programs to engage students and motivate the behavior necessary to generate positive academic outcomes.
      Program
      Outcome Highlights
      Incentives in Charter Schools
      Source: Study by Margaret Raymond, Stanford University, 2008
      Scores on state achievement reading tests increased 4-6% per year of program participation.
      Incentives to Learn
      Source: Experimental study by Kremer, Miguel, and Thornton, NBER, 2004
      Kenyan girls showed significant gains in test scores (average gain 0.12-0.19 standard deviations) and these gains persisted when incentives were removed.
      Opportunity NYC: Spark
      Source: New York Post, 2008, LA Times, 2008
      • 17 of the 35 schools performed better in English, and 21 performed better in math.
      • 12% increase in # of seventh graders meeting Language Arts state standards, and 15% increase for math.
      APIP (Advanced Placement Incentive Program)
      Source: APIP and experimental study by C. Kirabo Jackson, Cornell University, 2008
      • Increased # of minority students passing exams from 10 in 1995 to 377 in 2006.
      • 33% increase in the # of students scoring above 1100 on SAT or 24 on the ACT.
      • 8% increase in the # of students who matriculate in college.
      Ohio School District “Coshocton Bucks”
      Source: Study by Dr. Eric Bettinger, Case Western Reserve University, 2008
      Increase in # of students attending optional tutoring.
      Increase in math scores for third - sixth graders.
      Stocks in the Future
      Source: Study by John Hopkins University, 2008
      Seventh graders outscored comparison group by 31% on standardized test
      Sixth graders outscored comparison group by 18% on standardized test.
      Learn & Earn
      Source: EMSTAR Research, Inc., 2008
      Students’ science grades significantly improved while control group students’ grades declined.
      REACH
      Source: New York Times, 2007
      In Chemistry, the number of passing scores increased by as much as 82%.
    • Couldn’t you just give out gold stars like the other teachers, Miss Price?
      "What every {Human} craves most is praise -- although the philosophers generally call it ‘recognition’!” —William James
    • What do students find most challenging about online learning or learning from home?
    • What do you enjoy most about working online or from home?
    • Student’s Voice
      What are the most challenging things about online learning?
      How does your school help you overcome those challenges?
    • What did students say is the #1 factor in their educational experience that motivates them to do their best?
    • What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?
    • Student’s Voice
      What is the #1 factor in your educational experience that motivates you to do your best?
    • What forms of recognition did over 70% of students say were “highly motivating”
    • Rate Motivation Strategies
    • Rate Motivation Strategies
    • Student’s Voice
      Who do you like receiving recognition from the most?
    • Can Online Recognition and Rewards Programs Increase Frequency of Target Behaviors?
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    • Recognition and Rewards
      68% Ask my teachers more questions when I need help
    • Top Seven Best Practices
      -
    • Cycle of Engagement
      Peers/Self
      Student
      Engagement
      Parents
      Teachers
      Community
    • Engagement Mechanics
    • 7 Must Have Features(Social Times—July 2010)
    • Student’s Voice
      What forms of recognition do you find highly motivating?
      What do you like about your school’s recognition program?
    • uBar
    • Status BadgesCan be customized by Client
    • Honor Badges Convey Status
    • status, achievement
      competition, feedback
      Relevant behaviors and relevant groupings
    • Facebook Sharing
    • Event Timeline
      reward, status, achievement, self-expression
    • status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction
      competition, cooperation, feedback
      Challenger
    • status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction
      competition, cooperation, feedback
      Challenger
    • status, achievement, altruism (donations), social interaction
      competition, cooperation, feedback
      Challenger
    • status (earn a badge), achievement, altruism (donation-based goals)
      feedback
      Goal Setter
    • For a summary of the survey results contact John Bower at jbower@uboost.com