• SmarterServices provides a suite of four services which were created by educators to meet specific needs of distance educators. • Identifying and supporting at-risk learners • Collecting and reporting learner perceptions • Finding experienced, qualified online faculty • Identifying and managing testing proctors• We have provided services since 2002.• Currently serving over 350 colleges and universities.
Using Student Readiness Datato Improve Retention
WHAT?•Web-based, diagnostic assessment•Completely hosted•Measures a student’s goodness of fit for elearning. 1. Individual Attributes 2. Learning Styles 3. On Screen Reading Rate and Recall 4. Technical Competency and Knowledge 5. Typing Speed and Accuracy 6. Life Factors
WHAT makes SmarterMeasure so special?CUSTOM OPTIONS STUDENT SERVICES STUDENT DATAIDENTIFIES AT-RISK EMPOWERS STUDENTS INDUSTRY LEADER
WHY?Misconceptions about eLearningI can do my classes in my free timeTaking an online class is an easy AOnline classes are easierI don’t have to read a textbookI’m good at computers so this will be easyHelp Students Understand How to SucceedKnowledge is powerClarity on strengths and opportunities for growthRemedial help
Dr. Kate NooneVice President for Online and Distance Learning
Enhancing the Student ExperienceEnhancing the Student Experience • Ask students to choose a skill or individual attribute and create a personal development plan for improvement. • Group students with like skill sets and have them develop a collective development plan • Include the results in a classroom assignment where the students identify their plans to improve • Use data to identify at risk students. Offer the at risk students tutorial opportunities
Enhancing the Institutional Experience Use with at-risk students • IDENTIFY students who scored in the lower range • ENCOURAGE student advisors to be proactive with contact and support. • OFFER support tutorials for the students who are deficient in some of the skills and attributes.
Enhancing the Institutional Experience• Use results to gather info about student body • COMPARE student data. • EXPLORE correlations between the SmarterMeasure scores and student satisfaction, retention or GPA • TREND mean scores for incoming students to gauge changes in student body
Student Readiness and Retention• Study - used the SmarterMeasure results to evaluate the correlations between student readiness for distance learning and one-year student retention.• Population - undergraduate students enrolled in online and blended programs.• Results - showed some positive significance between technical skills, time management and motivation and one-year retention.
Jason FillVice President of Development SmarterServices
Integration Objectives• Provide students one click access into SmarterMeasure assessment• Provide instructors an easy way to track assessment completion• Provide instructors a means of drilling into each score report from within Pearson LearningStudio
How it works1. Your SmarterMeasure & Pearson LearningStudio accounts are provisioned for the integration2. Course designer or instructor embeds the link in the course.
Data sent to SmarterMeasure • Course ID (coid) • Display Course Code (dcc) • Course Code (cc) • Course Title (ct) • Term ID (ti) • Student ID (lid)
Contact InformationDr. Mac Adkins – mac@SmarterServices.comDr. Kate Noone – knoone@Argosy.edu