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Lindemann, Renegar and Spitzberg 1st Iteration 2007 Course Redesign

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Kurt, Valerie and Brian collaborate d on redesigning Comm 103, a course that nearly all SDSU undergraduates take.

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Lindemann, Renegar and Spitzberg 1st Iteration 2007 Course Redesign

  1. 1. Lessons Learned from COMM 103 Oral Communication Course Redesign Dr. Kurt Lindemann Dr. Val Renegar Dr. Brian Sptizberg COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  2. 2. Course Overview <ul><li>Communication 103 Oral Communication </li></ul><ul><li> 5,000 students per year </li></ul><ul><li>Large lecture/discussion section format </li></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  3. 3. Challenges and Goals <ul><li>Alignment: Aligning large lecture & discussion sections </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum: 21 st century skills (i.e., media literacy) </li></ul><ul><li>Climate: Encouraging feeling of connection & community </li></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  4. 4. (Re)Designs <ul><li>Challenge: Alignment in Current Course Format </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Refine learning objectives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations apply concepts from lecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompt students to make connections </li></ul></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  5. 5. The large lecture content is relevant to the speaking and writing assignments in the course. COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute 1 2 3 4 5 STRONGLY STRONGLY DISAGREE AGREE n = 744, M = 4.07
  6. 6. Attending the large lecture helps me perform better on the speeches. COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute 1 2 3 4 5 STRONGLY STRONGLY DISAGREE AGREE n = 744, M = 3.00
  7. 7. (Re)Designs <ul><li>Challenge: Curriculum of Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>New Assignment: Communication Technology in Everyday Life </li></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  8. 8. (Re)Designs <ul><li>Challenge: Climate—Connection with Students, Fostering Community </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign Approach: </li></ul><ul><li>Clickers </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook group page </li></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  9. 11. Lessons Learned <ul><li>Expand thinking of classroom boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students and GTAs to make class their own </li></ul><ul><li>GTA training to include critical thinking about learning objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight objectives more on rubrics and in class </li></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute
  10. 12. Future directions <ul><li>Continue using clickers </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate PowerPoint Tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual aids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>APA citation style </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More integration of Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media literacy </li></ul></ul>COMM 103 2008 pICT Course Redesign Institute

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