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Dr. Rachel Menzies
School of Computing
A Case Study of Retention
Strategies in the Curriculum
2/26/2015 1
Student Application Routes
2/26/2015 2
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing
(Games)
2/26/2015 3
Challenges
• Less confidence
• No sense of “belonging”
• Lack of family support / experience
2/26/2015 4
(1) Exhibition
• Enhanced confidence
• Improved sense of
“belonging”
• Surrogate family
support
2/26/2015 5
(2) Peer Instruction
• A flipped classroom
methodology
• Speaking to each other
in lectures
• Taking more
responsibility
2...
(3) Group work
• Problem solving in a group
• A large problem that would be complex to
solve individually.
2/26/2015 7
Successes
• Extending the
flipped
classroom to
other modules
in other years
• Comparable
exam marks
2/26/2015 8
The End Result
2/26/2015 9
Email: r.menzies@dundee.ac.uk
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A Case Study of Retention Strategies in the Curriculum

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A challenge for any University is to retain students such that they progress to the next level of study. This presentation gives an overview of some strategies for retention that have been embedded in a module of study (Data Visualisation) in the School of Computing, University of Dundee.

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A Case Study of Retention Strategies in the Curriculum

  1. 1. Dr. Rachel Menzies School of Computing A Case Study of Retention Strategies in the Curriculum 2/26/2015 1
  2. 2. Student Application Routes 2/26/2015 2
  3. 3. BSc (Hons) Applied Computing (Games) 2/26/2015 3
  4. 4. Challenges • Less confidence • No sense of “belonging” • Lack of family support / experience 2/26/2015 4
  5. 5. (1) Exhibition • Enhanced confidence • Improved sense of “belonging” • Surrogate family support 2/26/2015 5
  6. 6. (2) Peer Instruction • A flipped classroom methodology • Speaking to each other in lectures • Taking more responsibility 2/26/2015 6
  7. 7. (3) Group work • Problem solving in a group • A large problem that would be complex to solve individually. 2/26/2015 7
  8. 8. Successes • Extending the flipped classroom to other modules in other years • Comparable exam marks 2/26/2015 8
  9. 9. The End Result 2/26/2015 9 Email: r.menzies@dundee.ac.uk

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