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Learning Objects and Baldwin-Wallace Learning Impact Award Entry


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Learning Objects, Inc. in collaboration with Baldwin-Wallace College has won a 2011 IMS GLC Learning Impact Award. Here is a copy of our entry.

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Learning Objects and Baldwin-Wallace Learning Impact Award Entry

  1. 1. Campus Pack and Baldwin-Wallace College: Encouraging student educational goal planning and facilitating life-long learning Derek Hamner, Learning Objects, Inc. John DiGennaro, Baldwin-Wallace College
  2. 2. Be THAT: B-W Action Plans <ul><li>College 101 course teaches students how to plan, create, reflect, collaborate and share action plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors create an environment for students to manage their own learning, discuss and give feedback on progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Students set goals and plan across their 4 years, presenting achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports student retention leading to graduation and Be THAT! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Marcos Rivera <ul><li>Director Student Success Initiatives </li></ul>“ First year students are more than ever arriving to college with diverse learning styles and needs for effective learning.  Coming out of high school, there are many ways a student can be overwhelmed by the plethora of opportunities college life offers.  Time management and understanding the importance of prioritizing is critical to their success in the first term and beyond- particularly if a student is a first-generation college student.”
  4. 4. RESULTS <ul><li>Students at Baldwin-Wallace with Action Plans: 15% improvement in retention rates </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 additional students were retained over the 5 year period (2005-2010) </li></ul><ul><li>Of the 6 Carnegie Class schools surveyed, Baldwin-Wallace students’ responded having higher overall satisfaction with Baldwin-Wallace College and higher rates of out-of-class engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Greater numbers of students are earning 3.0 GPA or higher </li></ul>
  5. 5. Implementation of the B-W Action Plan using Campus Pack has lead to a 15% increase in retention of at-risk freshman. Source: Baldwin-Wallace College
  6. 6. How we got there… <ul><li>Baldwin-Wallace integrates a traditional liberal arts education - with an emphasis on professional and career preparation. </li></ul><ul><li>Students needed structure, guidance and mentoring to be prepared to pursue their personal and academic goals. </li></ul><ul><li>College 101 course created to give special attention and focus on student outcomes and goals, put students in charge of their future. </li></ul><ul><li>Students taught goal setting and personal development </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate experiential learning into their education. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Campus Pack <ul><li>Students needed an easy way to add papers, goals and accomplishments to their plan and advisers needed a straightforward way to navigate their plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Pack integrates with the existing LMS so assignments leveraging Web 2.0 software tools live alongside other course content. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Pack also provides every user a portfolio enabling students, instructors, and staff to share their work, both inside and outside the campus community. </li></ul><ul><li>Users can create wikis, blogs, journals, and podcasts to develop scholarly research, publish interactive academic presentations, and showcase personal interests and achievements. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Impact 1: Be THAT <ul><li>The process encourages a student to identify his needs and goals, such as choosing a major and charting a career. </li></ul><ul><li>Students’ Action plans are portfolios that help them document their learning, while providing faculty with snapshots of their growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Action Plans facilitate collaborative workflows and include papers, internships, service learning, goals and accomplishments in an easy to navigate environment. </li></ul><ul><li>This collaboration and engagement leads to a stimulation of ideas, and personal reflection. Instructors have access to the portfolios with several ways to provide feedback. </li></ul>Accessibility
  9. 9. Impact 2: Be REAL <ul><li>Students use Campus Pack to organize and present their accomplishments in a progressive and inventive fashion. </li></ul><ul><li>Students highlight their best work, summarize academic goals and plans of study, write about their selection of a major, capture cross-cultural experiences, and assess career readiness. </li></ul><ul><li>They integrate essays, poetry, original artwork, annotated resumes, and a range of projects that represent who they are as students and emerging scholars. </li></ul>Quality
  10. 10. Impact 3: Be CURIOUS Organizational Learning
  11. 11. Marcos Rivera <ul><li>Director Student Success Initiatives </li></ul>“ With the continued monitoring, support and encouragement provided by a faculty advisor, program coordinator, and fellow student leader, a student who uses and updates their AP permits them to stay on track and fulfill pre-set objectives critical to their major and career aspirations. ”
  12. 12. Impact 4: Be CONNECTED <ul><li>Campus Pack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates with many LMSs out of the box (Bb, D2L, eCollege, Moodle) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses Basic Learning Tool Interoperability (BLTI) to allow other tools to plug in to the system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates with institution’s LDAP server and displays content in Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus Pack has been certified as both a BLTI producer and BLTI consumer </li></ul></ul>Interoperability
  13. 13. “ What I hope to accomplish during my time at B-W is to gain knowledge in both my field of study and of the world around me. I hope to enforce the skills that I already possess and master new ones that will be beneficial to me in the future. ” B-W Student
  14. 14. Impact 5: Be SUCCESSFUL <ul><li>Baldwin-Wallace students’ performance improved, GPAs and retention increased </li></ul><ul><li>By encouraging students to collect thoughts, goals, questions, ideas, to-dos and outcomes related to academic and co-curricular achievements, the B-W Action Plans empower students to better manage their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 alumni have volunteered to be career mentors to share their success and bring full circle the lesson of life-long learning </li></ul>Innovation
  15. 15. Thank You <ul><li>Derek Hamner, CEO, Learning Objects, Inc. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John DiGennaro, Director of Educational Technology, Baldwin-Wallace College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>