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MyWritingLab

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Using online supplements to individualize the classroom experience

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MyWritingLab

  1. 1. “MY WRITING LAB” IS THEIR WRITING LAB: USING ONLINE SUPPLEMENTS TO INDIVIDUALIZE THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE <br />Carla Bradley, Presenter bradleyc@otc.edu<br />http://twitter.com/carlabradley1<br />
  2. 2. Primary Concern for Students<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTU5NjUwMDMxOQ<br />
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  4. 4. Desired Instructor Characteristics<br />http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTk3MTI4NTI4NQ<br />
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  6. 6. Student reactions:<br />Frustration vs. fun.<br />“They helped me in so many ways when it came to doing my assignment.”<br />“MyWritingLab and writing assignments because (they) gave us a chance to use the techniques. I think it helps us learn better.”<br />“Do your writing labs. They will help you throughout the course.”<br />
  7. 7. Student results:<br />Note: Only pre-test scores of students who completed post-test were included.<br />
  8. 8. Mastery Learning<br />http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/02/ten-surprising-truths-about-video-games-and-learning/<br />
  9. 9. Features and options:<br />Pre-test and post-tests.<br />Recall and apply exercises.<br />Write exercises.<br />
  10. 10. Features and options:<br />√= mastery in pre-test<br />√=mastery in topic exercises<br />√=mastery in diagnostic and topic exercises<br />
  11. 11. Mastery<br />Set requirement for mastery and require mastery to earn credit. <br />Recommend 80% for mastery. <br />
  12. 12. Discussion<br />
  13. 13. Submission<br />
  14. 14. Checklist<br />
  15. 15. Features and options:<br />SMARTHINKING- tutoring access for paper review or live online tutoring included with MWL. <br />Study Skills Website- tips and self-assessments.<br />Research Navigator- notes on the research process and databases.<br />
  16. 16. Implementation<br />Create a plan for the role of MWL.<br />Make student manual available.<br />Set mastery.<br />Encourage students to take their time.<br />Don’t burden students with too many features at first. <br />Require Diagnostic Pre-Test.<br />
  17. 17. Setup<br />When completing a Recall or an Apply exercise:<br />How many sets?<br />Highest score or most recent score?<br />Mastery?<br />Need a refresher (video)?<br />
  18. 18. Setup<br />When completing a Write exercise:<br />How many drafts or rewrites?<br />How soon will feedback be available?<br />www.mywritinglab.com<br />
  19. 19. bradleyc@otc.edu http://twitter.com/carlabradley1<br /> <br />
  20. 20. References<br />

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