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2010 Online Class Student Support Resources


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2010 Online Class Student Support Resources

  1. 1. Supplemental Instruction in an Online Environment Christi Boggs, Ed.D. Outreach Credit Programs University of Wyoming 1Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  2. 2. Supplemental Instruction History • University of Missouri, Kansas City in 1983 • Now used by over 800 colleges and universities world-wide • Sstudents who attend supplemental instruction sessions earn statistically significantly higher final course grades Congos and Schoeps, 1993, Congos, Langsam, and Schoeps, 1997 2Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  3. 3. Supplemental Instruction Features • Sessions occur outside of class • Sessions are facilitated by an undergraduate or graduate student leader who attends the course regularly and engages in the readings and discussions • Instructor does not attend SI sessions but works with leader to plan sessions • SI is highly student-centered and interactive 3Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  4. 4. Supplemental Instruction at UW • Housed within LeaRN • Peer leader training • Coordination with instructors • Assessment • Targeted at high difficulty first and second-year courses 4Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  5. 5. LeaRNʼs Mission • Effective transition between high school and college courses and lifestyle • Better awareness of transition issues for students among faculty and University community • Improved academic support and intellectual community development for incoming students 5Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  6. 6. BAS Program • AAS degree • Work experience • Extremely Non-Traditional Students! • Out of school for an extended amount of time • Never thought they’d get a 4-year degree 6Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  7. 7. Goals of Supplemental Instruction in BAS Program • Create a student-led on-line community of learners for course-based support • Help students with • Transition (back) to college • Academic writing • Research process 7Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  8. 8. SI for Outreach • Intellectual connections and community • Challenges can be effectively addressed through SI • Peer leaders gain important experience and learning opportunities • Instructors can better engage with and understand students • 3rd & 4th year classes 8Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  9. 9. Implementing SI in AGRI 3000 • SI Curriculum Development • Peer leader selection and training • 2 peer leaders • 3 training sessions with a team of people • Practice with software and course shell • Peer leaders coordinate their own planning schedule • Develop materials for SI 9Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  10. 10. How it’s done... • Separate SI Course Shell • SI ‘Unit’ embedded within the course • SI Units matching curriculum • Supplemental Materials • Live session using Class Live Pro (Elluminate Web Conferencting) 10Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  11. 11. Assessment • Focus groups • Student surveys • Course performance • SI leader interviews 11Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  12. 12. What was most helpful about Supplemental Instruction? “Just being able to get instant feedback.” “That you can ask questions” “Suggestions from the SI leader. Thank you.” “Great addition to class!” “seeing other peoples work gives me a better understanding of what mine needs to be.” 12Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  13. 13. “Emily is terrific. She guided me in choice of title...also discussed levels of sources in a way I could totally understand. This is well worth taking time out of Sunday.” 13Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  14. 14. In what areas can we improve online Supplemental Instruction? “make it longer. if we have more than one person in group it could get really difficult to get all help needed.” “make it easier to get to it” 14Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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  16. 16. Other courses • Family and Consumer Sciences • Biochemistry • Others... 16Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  17. 17. Thank You! Christi Boggs Outreach School University of Wyoming 17Tuesday, November 9, 2010