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# Cengage Webinar: Successfully Implementing an Emporium Structured Course

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In this 30-minute webinar, presented by Solomon Willis, Cleveland Community College, you will gain insight into how emporium style learning came to be at Cleveland Community College, as well as hear about teacher and student experiences.

We'll take a look at how Enhanced WebAssign can be used to reinforce skills taught in the classroom, and how it can be completely implemented as a stand-alone delivery method for hybrid and online courses, including a self-paced (emporium style) course. We will also discuss how the conditional release feature in Enhanced WebAssign allows students to work at their own pace, along with the many tools available to instructors to help enhance student engagement, improve student learning outcomes, and promote critical analysis

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### Cengage Webinar: Successfully Implementing an Emporium Structured Course

1. 1. Mr. Solomon L. WillisCleveland Community College Shelby, NC
2. 2. Current Curriculum in NorthCarolina (ends with Summer 2013term) MAT 060 – Basic College Mathematics MAT 070 – Introductory Algebra MAT 080 – Intermediate Algebra In the past, it was taking students 1.5 years to complete this curriculum and then another semester for MAT 161 – College Algebra.
3. 3. Transitions Dean approached me about the need for change Offer 8 week classes instead of 16 week classes in a self-paced format. My task was to find a software solution. First attempt did not work. Cengage sales rep encouraged me to try EWA (Enhanced WebAssign).
4. 4. New North Carolina Curriculum(effective Fall 2013 semester) DMA 010 – Operations with Integers DMA 020 – Fractions and Decimals DMA 030 – Proportions / Ratios / Rates / Percents DMA 040 – Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities DMA 050 – Graphs and Equations of Lines DMA 060 – Polynomials & Quadratic Applications DMA 070 – Rational Expressions and Equations DMA 080 – Radical Expressions and Equations
5. 5. Changes 4 week module classes instead of 8 week or 16 week classes. Students take a diagnostic test and may place out of 1 or more modules.
6. 6. Set-Up 50 seat computer lab on campus dedicated to developmental math. All classes are offered at the same time. Current configuration is 20 students in MAT 060, 20 in MAT 070, and 10 in MAT 080. 2 instructors in the lab at all times. Classes meet two days per week for 2.5 hours each. Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. The lab is open 8am – 8:15pm, Monday – Thursday.
7. 7. Set-Up We use the conditional release feature in Enhanced WebAssign to make it work! Students most score 80% on one assignment before moving to the next assignment. (Mastery Based Learning) Each class has about 4 units. Each unit has 1 pre-test, 5 to 7 homework assignments, and a post-test. There is a final exam given over the entire class.
8. 8. Set-Up Pre-Test allows 1 attempt, homework assignments allow 5 attempts, post-test allows 3 attempts, the final exam allows 1 attempt. Overall average must be a 77% or higher to earn a C for passing. 85 is a B, 93 is an A. Homework Assignments count 40% of the overall average, Post-Tests count 40%, and the Final Exam counts 20%. New configuration will require students to have an overall average of 80% or better for passing.
9. 9. Attendance Attendance is taken daily as it would be in other class. Students are only allowed to miss 3 class meetings. Once they are finished they do not have to keep coming back unless they want to go ahead and start on the next class.