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NCAT Course Redesign Presentation

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NCAT Course Redesign Presentation

  1. 1. Redesigning Introductory Spanish: A Blended Approach <br />GlynisCowell, Director, Spanish Language Program<br />Hosun Kim, Director, Foreign Language Resource Center<br />Rob Moore, Manager, Foreign Language Resource Center<br />
  2. 2. Background & Motivations<br />Video link (11:04): http://flrcvideos.unc.edu/video.php?link=532<br />Presented by: GlynisCowell, Director, Spanish Language Program<br />
  3. 3. ROML Course Redesign Rationale<br />Introductory Spanish at UNC<br /> - Enrollment growth<br /> (funds to support additional sections)<br /> - Lack of instructors<br /> - Limited classroom space<br />
  4. 4. Success in Course Redesign<br />Student performance<br />Preserved resources<br />Administrative perspectives<br />
  5. 5. Process of Redesign<br />Planning instrument<br />Reports written by the previous programs<br /> - Most students do not take advantage of face-to-face drop-in tutoring or instructor office hours.<br /> - Students do consider weekly small peer-led groups helpful.<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of Course Redesign<br />Experienced instructors<br />Convenience and flexibility <br />UNC’s peer tutoring program<br />Cutting-edge technology<br />Infrastructure (FLRC)<br />
  7. 7. Overview of the Course Redesign Project<br />Video link (8:54): http://flrcvideos.unc.edu/video.php?link=534<br />Presented by: Hosun Kim, Director of Foreign Language Resource Center <br />
  8. 8. Course comparison<br />
  9. 9. Hybrid Course Description<br />One face-to-face class meeting with instructor<br /> - Lesson plans<br /> - Powerpoint presentations<br /> - Handouts<br />
  10. 10. Hybrid Course Description<br />One face-to-face small group session with peer tutor<br /> - Lesson plan<br /> - Handout (activity sheet)<br />
  11. 11. Hybrid Course Description<br />Online exercises (equivalent to 2 class meetings)<br /> - Online program: <br /> Enlinea 2.0<br />http://books.quia.com/books/<br />
  12. 12. Importance of Infrastructure<br />Video link (8:31) : http://flrcvideos.unc.edu/video.php?link=525<br />Presented by: Rob Moore, Manager of Foreign Language Resource Center <br />
  13. 13. Resources<br />Creation of a support infrastructure for both instructors and students<br /> - Tutorials / Training<br /> - Language Support<br />
  14. 14. Resources<br />Creation of sense of community through use of peer tutors<br /> - Undergraduates<br /> - Academic Credit<br />
  15. 15. Resources<br />Creation of an Instructional Commons by renovating a computer lab<br /> - Classroom<br /> - Small groups<br />
  16. 16. Department Support<br />The redesign process took several years and required support from administration<br /> - Top down support in Department<br /> - College of Arts & Sciences<br />
  17. 17. Results and Assessment Methodology<br />Video link (9:37): http://flrcvideos.unc.edu/video.php?link=533<br />Presented by: Hosun Kim, Director of Foreign Language Resource Center <br />
  18. 18. Assessment methodology<br />Comparison of 5 hybrid/5 traditional sections<br /> - Common items in final exam <br /> - Oral interviews (independent grader)<br />Student surveys (attitudinal)<br /> - Self-perception about progress<br /> - Sense of community<br />
  19. 19. Student perceptions of skill areas<br />
  20. 20. Learning outcomes<br />
  21. 21. Sense of community<br />
  22. 22. Follow-ups<br />Revision of hybrid course materials<br /> - More interactive activities<br /> - Focus on conversation<br /> - Pacing coverage of course material<br />
  23. 23. Follow-ups<br />Development of strategies to promote community and collaboration in hybrids<br /> - Two mandatory office hours<br /> - Orientation Videos<br /> - Video of past student’s experiences<br /> - Course management tool<br />
  24. 24. Follow-ups<br />Improvement of support for instructors and students<br /> - spanhybridhelp@unc.edu<br /> - Small group session scheduler<br />
  25. 25. Next steps<br />Spanish 102 and 105 will remain hybrid<br />Spanish 101 online project<br /> - Issues to be discussed<br /> Content delivery <br /> Sense of the community<br /> - Course set-up<br /> Lesson video<br /> Web-conference <br /> Partner conversation<br /> Online exercises<br /> Weekly mandatory office hours<br />
  26. 26. Lessons Learned from Course Redesign<br />Video link: http://flrcvideos.unc.edu/video.php?link=531<br />Presented by GlynisCowell, Director, Spanish Language Program<br />
  27. 27. Questions?<br />Glynis Cowell gscowell@email.unc.edu<br />Hosun Kim hosunk@email.unc.edu<br />Rob Moore romoore@email.unc.edu<br />

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