Shifting the "Rate My Professor" Paradigm

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Shifting the "Rate My Professor" Paradigm

  1. 1. Shifting the Rate My Professor Paradigm:Increasing Student Success with Google Sites Michelle Pacansky-Brock mpbreflections.blogspot.com Tweets encouraged! #otc11
  2. 2. a practical strategy for Supporting Student Successby Seeveaar on Flickr
  3. 3. By asma on Flickr
  4. 4. Your College tutoring center library writing center financial aid Your basic skills Coursedisabled student computer labs services career center registration
  5. 5. The Web Your College tutoring center library writing center financial aid Your basic skills Coursedisabled student computer labs services career center registration
  6. 6. 6,000 schools1,000,000 professors10,000,000 opinions
  7. 7. “KnowYourProfessor is a website to help college students from all over the United States share information and opinions of theircollege professors, and to make aninformed decision before selecting which professors to take!”
  8. 8. Wouldn’t YOU rather inform yourstudents about you and your classes?And have an opportunity to: • Build trust with your students. • Establish a class culture that involves students. • Convey who you are. • Communicate expectations and class requirements in advance. • Provide links to online student support services. ...before they enroll!
  9. 9. The Online Student Reality• ~60% of online CCC students are age 24 and under.• Enrolls in multiple classes (often mixing online & F2F)• Often underestimates the realities of online learning.• Risks overloading oneself. by Crash Master 007 on Flickr
  10. 10. CCC Student Success Rates 0.7 65% 65% Distance Ed Traditional Ed 0.525 53% 54% 0.35 0.175 Success: percentage of enrolled students who end the term with 06/07 ‘06-’07 0 an A, B, or C 07/08 ’07-’08Periodic report on Distance Education, CCC Chancellor’s Office, Prepared by the Academic Affairs Division and the Office of Communications, Sept. 1, 2009.
  11. 11. by Nick Russano on Flickr
  12. 12. Create a Google Site! http://www.google.com/sites• It’s free.• Single click page creation.• No HTML knowledge required.• Start with a pre-designed template.• Upload files and attachments (syllabi).• Embed media • RSS feed from your blog, • a welcome video for your students • a photograph of yourself
  13. 13. https://sites.google.com/site/professormpb
  14. 14. Student FeedbackAJ Tivol said...“This is a great idea. ... I would much preferto hear what the teacher has to say about theclass than trying to make a decision based oncomments on a professor rating site becausethats the only place I can find information.”
  15. 15. Steps1.Create your Google Site using the shared template.2.Customize your Google Site.3.Share the link where students will see it before they register. • online class schedule • department website • your RateMyProfessor page • other ideas?
  16. 16. To Get Started• Go to: http://www.google.com/sites • Sign in with your existing Google account OR • Create a Google account
  17. 17. Evaluation SurveyHelp us improve our conference by filling out a short online evaluation survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/11OTC_0624_1pm Michelle Pacansky-Brock email: brocansky@gmail.com blog: mpbreflections.blogspot.com

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