October 28, 2010
Teaching and Learning with MyPoliSciLab
Bryan Reece, Ph.D.
Cerritos College
Managing Editor and Co-Author...
Learning Effects: Student Opinion
I wish a program like MPSL was used in my other courses. 81%
I recommend that my instruc...
Learning Effects: Student Opinion
1 2 3 4 5 4s&5s
Online Quizzes 1.3% 1.3% 8.8% 26.8% 61.9% 88.7%
Chapter Exams 0.8% 5.0 %...
Learning Effects: Student Opinion
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or Very Low
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Quizzes/Exams 2...
Analysis of Student RecordsAnalysis of Student Records
Summary of Results and FindingsSummary of Results and Findings
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MPSL and Non-MSPL Cohort ComparisonsMPSL and Non-MSPL Cohort Comparisons
Learning Effects: Course Grades
Non-MPSL
Cohort
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• Effect of MPSL Use on Student Learning
• 734 Students; 49 Variables
• Student s Are More Engaged with Course Content
• S...
1.1. Are you trying to change the in-class experienceAre you trying to change the in-class experience
or the out-of-class ...
Traditional Approach MPSL Enhanced
Text Book Most faculty use a major text as the
primary reading for the course.
• eBook ...
How to Improve Student Learning with MyPoliSciLab
Teaching and Learning with MyPoliSciLab
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Cerritos Coll...
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  1. 1. October 28, 2010 Teaching and Learning with MyPoliSciLab Bryan Reece, Ph.D. Cerritos College Managing Editor and Co-Author, MyPoliSciLab
  2. 2. Learning Effects: Student Opinion I wish a program like MPSL was used in my other courses. 81% I recommend that my instructor continue using MPSL. 85% I use MPSL every week or more. 74% Overall, I found MPSL to be a satisfying study tool. 96% MPSL made the course more visual and interactive. 90% MPSL helped me achieve a higher grade in the course. 77% MPSL helped me understand the subject matter better. 79%
  3. 3. Learning Effects: Student Opinion 1 2 3 4 5 4s&5s Online Quizzes 1.3% 1.3% 8.8% 26.8% 61.9% 88.7% Chapter Exams 0.8% 5.0 % 8.4 % 18.4 % 67.4 % 85.8% Debate Videos 2.2 % 3.5 % 15.8 % 27.6 % 50.9 % 78.5% Roundtable Videos 3.0 % 3.0 % 16.5 % 32.0 % 45.5 % 77.5% Chapter Activities 0.9 % 5.2 % 16.5 % 23.9 % 53.5 % 77.4% Online Book 5.4 % 8.3 % 15.1 % 17.6 % 53.7 % 71.2% PS News Review 5.0 % 4.5 % 23.2 % 23.2 % 44.1 % 67.3% Homepage Update 8.0 % 11.7 % 16.9 % 23.9 % 39.4 % 63.4% Polling Questions 7.6 % 9.0 % 27.0% 20.9% 35.5 % 56.4% Very Low Learning Value Very High Learning Value
  4. 4. Learning Effects: Student Opinion Somewhat or Very Low Neutral Somewhat High Very High Somewhat/ Very High Quizzes/Exams 2.5% 8.0% 24.5% 65.0% 89.5% Study Guide Materials 3.4% 12.7% 27.2% 56.7% 83.9% Roundtable Videos 3.1% 17.1% 38.9% 41.0% 79.9% Simulation Activities 3.7% 16.8% 34.9% 44.5% 79.4% Participation Activities 2.9% 19.8% 34.9% 42.4% 77.3% Debate Videos 4.7% 18.2% 39.1% 37.9% 75.7% Timeline Activities 2.3% 21.9% 38.0% 37.7% 75.7% Gradebook 5.3% 19.5% 21.3% 53.9% 75.2% Visual Literacy Activities 2.8% 22.8% 36.4% 38.0% 74.4% PoliSci News Review 4.0% 22.0% 33.8% 40.3% 74.1% Comparative Activities 3.4% 24.9% 33.3% 38.4% 71.7% Research Navigator 5.0% 26.6% 30.1% 38.2% 68.3% eBook 5.5% 27.4% 26.7% 40.4% 67.1% Polling Questions 8.4% 30.6% 35.0% 26.0% 61.0% MPSL Overall 2.1% 10.6% 35.9% 51.5% 87.4%
  5. 5. Analysis of Student RecordsAnalysis of Student Records Summary of Results and FindingsSummary of Results and Findings Learning Effects: Retention and Success • PoliSci 101 Student Records before MPSL • PoliSci 101 Student Records after MPSL • Retention (no change) • Success (A, B, C or Credit) Non-MPSL Cohort MPSL Cohort Succeeded 51.9% 55.0% Did Not Succeed 48.1% 45.0%
  6. 6. MPSL and Non-MSPL Cohort ComparisonsMPSL and Non-MSPL Cohort Comparisons Learning Effects: Course Grades Non-MPSL Cohort MPSL Cohort A’s 13.9% 16.4% B’s 18.7% 20.9% C’s 19.3% 17.7% D’s 10.5% 7.7% F’s and Other 37.6% 37.3% • A’s and B’s Increase with MPSL • C’s and D’s Decline with MPSL • F’s Remain Constant
  7. 7. • Effect of MPSL Use on Student Learning • 734 Students; 49 Variables • Student s Are More Engaged with Course Content • Students Receive Higher Course Grades • Students Value MPSL as a Learning Tool • Unbiased Learning Environment (Race, Gender, Age and College Preparedness) Survey of MPSL StudentsSurvey of MPSL Students Key FindingsKey Findings Learning Effects: Engagement
  8. 8. 1.1. Are you trying to change the in-class experienceAre you trying to change the in-class experience or the out-of-class experience?or the out-of-class experience? 2.2. What is your implementation strategy?What is your implementation strategy? Two Biggest Questions In-Class Considerations (Free) • Multimedia: Find Free Videos, Free Online Activities • Student Community: Student Opinion via Groups Work/Collaborative Learning, Online Polling Results • Current Events: Weave current events into the lecture or as part of discussion up front in class Out-of-Class Considerations (Integration) • Technology Integration • Assessment Integration • PoliSci Conceptual Integration • Content Integration • Community Integration
  9. 9. Traditional Approach MPSL Enhanced Text Book Most faculty use a major text as the primary reading for the course. • eBook Gives Student Digital Text • Project Text in Class for Learning/Discussion Assessments Tests and quizzes are used to assess student learning. • Content Wrapped with Assessments. • Integrated with the Course Gradebook. • Ongoing Assessment Capabilities. Supplemental Assignments Faculty augment lecture and text materials with supplemental assignments. • Roundtables and Debates • PoliSci News Review • Online Activities Research and Writing Research papers are often required as a major course assignment. • Style Guide and Plagiarism Tutorial • Full Text Articles Online • Over 50 Political Science Journals The Classroom Experience Faculty deliver information to students through lecture, cooperative learning, and more. • Supplement Lectures with Video • Launch Discussions with Weekly Student Polls • Structure Group Learning w/ MPSL Activities Course Management Faculty are required to organize student records, maintain grades, facilitate communications and more. • No More Photocopies • Automated Grade Book • Course Communications/Mass Email TAs and Graders Many Faculty have teaching assistants or graders to help with large loads. • Structure TA-Led Sessions Around MSPL • Allow TAs to Maintain Dynamic Content • Greater Coordination Between TA and Faculty Implementation Strategy
  10. 10. How to Improve Student Learning with MyPoliSciLab Teaching and Learning with MyPoliSciLab Bryan Reece, Ph.D. Cerritos College Managing Editor and Co-Author, MyPoliSciLab

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