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USDLA 2016 Presentation

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Exploring the value of questions in addressing six of the most common college course design problems.

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USDLA 2016 Presentation

  1. 1. SOCRATES STEPS UP TO THE PLATE USDLA 2016
  2. 2. SIX COMMON PROBLEMS 1. Alignment 2. Compliance 3. Student Readiness 4. Student Awareness 5. Individualized Intervention 6. Instructional Design
  3. 3. Detailed Learning Outcomes Integrated Questions Multimedia Content Tailored Content
  4. 4. 1. ALIGNMENT
  5. 5. One course, 1355 students, 26 assignments, 65% passed
  6. 6. CORRELATION 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
  7. 7. CORRELATION 0% 25% 50% 75% 100%
  8. 8. One course, 1355 students, 26 assignments, 65% passed
  9. 9. 2. COMPLIANCE
  10. 10. AVERAGE NUMBER OF ZEROS zeros among students who passed zeros among students who failed. 0.3 12.7
  11. 11. # OF STUDENTS WITH A GRADE OF ZERO FOR THE WEEK 0 100 200 300 400 WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4 WEEK 5 WEEK 6 WEEK 7 Passing Students Failing Students
  12. 12. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Webtext Completion Spring 2014 median ✦ 4% study question completion ✦ 86 questions ✦ 4.8 hours active time PSC1113 *N=165 students Each column represents one student.
  13. 13. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Webtext Completion Spring 2014 median POL210 *N=153 students Each column represents one student. ✦ 100% study question completion ✦ 479 questions ✦ 13.5 hours active time
  14. 14. 3. READINESS
  15. 15. Turn in your paper. Complete a first draft. Outline Your Argument Conduct Your Research Anticipate Objections Add proper citations. Revise with rubric.
  16. 16. Turn in your paper. Complete a first draft. Outline Your Argument Conduct Your Research Anticipate Objections Add proper citations. Revise with rubric. Choose a topic. And a debatable point. Articulate a thesis.
  17. 17. 4. AWARENESS
  18. 18. 5. INTERVENTION
  19. 19. QUE101 - Introduction to Soomo
  20. 20. Ashley Adamson Kristin Anderson Roger Beatrix David Brentshore Talia Gonzalez Romaine Jackson Organizational Behavior Summer 2015
  21. 21. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE UNDERLYING THEME OF THESE THREE COMMERCIALS? SHORT ANSWER REPORT ▸ This is what a man is/does/looks like and girls like that. If you buy these products girls will like you too. ▸ The theme of these commercials is to pursue us to purchase their products. Its being done by using a condescending tone about the competitors. ▸ I think the underlying theme is "be more manly" or somewhere along that line of thinking. Each commercial seems to be saying "use my product and you'll be a man.” ▸ A man can only be manly if they use these products. ▸ For Entertainment purposes. They are all about men too. ▸ N/A
  22. 22. 6. INSTRUCTION
  23. 23. THEME HUMAN INTERPRETATION ARGUMENT CONTEXT QUESTIONS LITERARY SOCIAL CLOSEREADING AMBIGUITY COMPARING PERFORMANCE ACROSS OBJECTIVES
  24. 24. SIX COMMON PROBLEMS 1. Alignment 2. Compliance 3. Student Readiness 4. Student Awareness 5. Individualized Intervention 6. Instructional Design ONE COMMON SOLUTION: QUESTIONS TOLD YA.
  25. 25. PRACTICAL TIPS ▸ 3 minutes per question, but a total number related to points ▸ Work the breadth of Bloom’s taxonomy ▸ Make it easy to see who’s falling behind ▸ Ask about the most important parts of the page ▸ Tag questions with learning outcomes ▸ Review question performance and answers to open ended questions ▸ When you try something new, tie questions to it to see if it works
  26. 26. QUESTIONS?

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