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Waymaker Business Courses: Personalized Learning in 5 Simple Steps

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Waymaker courses from Lumen Learning combine personalized learning with open educational resources, to provide a powerful and affordable learning experience. These slides introduce two Waymaker business curriculum courses: Introduction to Business and Principles of Marketing. The presentation walks through what's unique about Waymaker courses and the simple process of setting up a Waymaker course and beginning to teach.

Waymaker courses from Lumen Learning combine personalized learning with open educational resources, to provide a powerful and affordable learning experience. These slides introduce two Waymaker business curriculum courses: Introduction to Business and Principles of Marketing. The presentation walks through what's unique about Waymaker courses and the simple process of setting up a Waymaker course and beginning to teach.

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  1. 1. 1 lumen Personalized Learning in Five Simple Steps: Waymaker Business Courses October 2016
  2. 2. 2 Lumen Learning What We Do Our purpose: Make great learning opportunities available to all students, regardless of socioeconomic background. Facts   •  formed  in  2012   •  based  in  Portland,  OR   •  100+  ins7tu7onal  clients   •  $5  million+  in  textbook   savings  in  AY  2015-­‐16   Our approach: Effective use of open educational resources
  3. 3. 3 About Waymaker Next Generation Courseware Challenge: Grant program funded by the Gates Foundation Program Goal: Develop affordable, high quality digital course materials to improve teaching and learning for disadvantaged learners Waymaker Goal: Deliver highly effective, personalized learning experiences using OER
  4. 4. 4 Waymaker’s Research-based Interventions Day 1 access; a fraction of the cost of traditional textbooks Open Educational Resources (OER)1 3 2 Metacognition: coach students on where to focus; learn how to learn Assessment as a learning activity; frequent feedback; strong alignment to learning outcomes Personalization Mastery Learning 4 Nurturing the learning process; individualized outreach & intervention Faculty-student Connection OER meets personalized learning
  5. 5. 5 Want to go hands-on? Share your email address in the “chat” box. We’ll send an invitation for a hands-on demo course to explore later during this session.
  6. 6. 6 WAYMAKER PROVIDES: Complete courses designed using OER
  7. 7. 7 WAYMAKER PROVIDES: Easy access to course content in your LMS Canvas Blackboard D2L
  8. 8. 8 WAYMAKER PROVIDES: A personalized study plan for every student
  9. 9. 9 WAYMAKER PROVIDES: Assessments and activities to develop mastery
  10. 10. 10 WAYMAKER PROVIDES: Messaging tools to reach struggling students
  11. 11. 11 Waymaker Introduction to Business Check attributions on each page of course Multiple OER Source Texts •  Contextualize: why does this matter? •  Timely, relevant case studies, examples •  Use of video, simulations, storytelling •  Practical: develop workplace skills •  Case study sample assessments threaded throughout course Current, engaging content Introduc7on  to  Business   Content  Coverage   •  Role  of  Business   •  Economic  Environment   •  Global  Environment   •  Financial  Markets  and  System   •  Legal  Environment   •  Business  Ethics   •  Legal  Ownership   •  Entrepreneurship   •  Management   •  MoAvaAng  Employees   •  Teamwork  and  CommunicaAon   •  Managing  Processes   •  MarkeAng   •  Human  Resource  Management   •  AccounAng  and  Finance   •  InformaAon  Technology  and  Business  
  12. 12. 12 Waymaker Principles of Marketing Introducing Marketing by John Burnett (CC BY) Primary Text •  Modern: marketing mindset and practice in the digital age •  Current: timely, relevant case studies, examples •  Relatable: see and experience marketing around you •  Active: develop workplace skills •  Iterative sample assessments culminating in a marketing plan Practical, Applied Learning Principles  of  Marke7ng   Content  Coverage   •  Role  of  MarkeAng   •  MarkeAng  FuncAon   •  SegmentaAon  &  TargeAng   •  MarkeAng  Strategy   •  Ethics  &  Social  Responsibility   •  MarkeAng  InformaAon  &  Research   •  Consumer  Behavior   •  PosiAoning   •  Branding   •  Product  MarkeAng   •  Pricing  Strategy   •  Place:  DistribuAon   •  PromoAon:  Integrated  MarkeAng   CommunicaAons   •  Global  MarkeAng   •  MarkeAng  Plan  
  13. 13. 13 Big Finding #2 Waymaker sections erase the performance gap for Pell-eligible students that is evident in “control” sections. Big Finding #1 In Waymaker sections, a higher percentage of students complete the course, compared to “control” sections. EfficacyWaymaker Waymaker Spring Learning DataWaymaker Spring Learning Data
  14. 14. 14 Control | Waymaker 14.2%      |      5.1%   8.6%      |      7.0%   86%      |      82%   67%  |  72%   Drop   Withdraw   C  or  BeWer   Course  Throughput   Spring  2016   7650  students  at  7  insAtuAons  
  15. 15. 15 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 1.  Complete simple set-up for students to access course through your LMS. 2.  Map your learning outcomes to align Waymaker course content. 3.  Select assignments and performance assessments. 4.  Review machine-graded quizzes. 5.  Configure Waymaker Faculty Tools.
  16. 16. 16 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 1. Complete simple set-up for students to access course through your LMS.
  17. 17. 17 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 2. Map your learning outcomes to align Waymaker course content.
  18. 18. 18 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 3. Select assignments and performance assessments.
  19. 19. 19 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 4. Review machine-graded quizzes.
  20. 20. 20 WAYMAKER: 5 SIMPLE STEPS 5. Configure Waymaker Faculty Tools.
  21. 21. 21 Waymaker Catalog & Roadmap ROADMAP  TIMING   COURSES   Now  Available   IntroducAon  to  Business   Principles  of  MarkeAng   Microeconomics   Macroeconomics   Available  Spring   2017   Developmental  English  Sequence   Developmental  Math  Sequence   College  Success   English  ComposiAon  I   Sociology   Available  Fall  2017   Biology  I   Business  Management   College  Algebra   Psychology   Available  Spring   2018   Biology  II   American  Government   Geology   StaAsAcs   Beyond  Spring  2018   Anatomy  &  Physiology  I  &  II   ArithmeAc   Prealgebra   Beginning  Algebra   Chemistry  I   English  ComposiAon  II   Business  CommunicaAon   InformaAon  Literacy   IT  EssenAals   Principles  of  AccounAng   Note:  Roadmap  may  adjust  to  reflect  evolving  priori8es  and  collabora8on  opportuni8es.  
  22. 22. 22 Lumen Support: We can help! Training * Support * How To * Best Practices Lumen Support Website Faculty User Guide OER Office Hours Waymaker Training Lumen Community Slack
  23. 23. 23 What’s Delivered with Waymaker? Content & Learning Design Personalized Study Plan Course Modules Machine-Graded Assessments Sample Performance Assessments Sample Grading Rubrics Waymaker Faculty Tools – Messaging, Alerts Online, PDF/ePUB formats Sample discussion forums Edit/delete/add quiz questions Add/remove/reorder modules Remove enabling outcomes Training & Support LMS Integration Day One Access for Students Faculty Training & Support Instructor Resources Student Orientation
  24. 24. 24 Pricing Model Lumen course support fee: $25 per student enrollment •  Day one access for all students via LMS •  Includes remote faculty training and support •  Billed directly to institution after add/drop window •  No paywall for students •  No external textbook cost •  Consider adding low-cost course materials fee in lieu of expensive textbook or allocating student tech fee funds
  25. 25. 25 Take a Closer Look Do a free, hands-on review of a Waymaker demo course. Send a request to: name@lumenlearning.com Key elements to review: •  Course learning outcomes •  Personalized study plan •  Content (text, videos, simulations, graphics, etc.) •  Assessments: Pretest, self-check, module quizzes •  Waymaker Faculty Tools
  26. 26. 26 Q&A Questions? Discussion? Thank you! Name julie@lumenlearning.com
  27. 27. 27 Supplemental Materials Appendix
  28. 28. 28 OER Courses from Lumen Learning Support  Features   Freely   Available   Candela   Waymaker   Curate,  align,  organize  OER  into  course  structure ✔ ✔ ✔ Use,  supplement  and  enrich  OER ✔ ✔ ✔ Seamless  delivery  in  LMS ✔ ✔ Provide  day  one  access  for  all  students  via  LMS ✔ ✔ Course  editability  and  customizaAon ✔ ✔ Ongoing  faculty  training  and  support ✔ ✔ Maintain  aWribuAons,  updates,  improvements ✔ ✔ Support  and  maintain  technology,  integraAon ✔ ✔ Personalized  study  plan  to  guide  student  learning ✔ Mastery  learning  assessment  approach ✔ Automated,  individualized  messaging ✔ Time-­‐saving  tools  to  idenAfy  and  help  struggling   students   ✔ Standard  Pricing:  per  student  enrollment  fee $0 $10 $25
  29. 29. 29 Start with the End in Mind Build  around  what  we  want   students  to  accomplish
  30. 30. 30 Sample Performance Assessments Build a Marketing Plan Assignments and discussion forums provide opportunities for review, feedback, iterative improvement

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