Preparing Students to Be Successful in Hybrid and Online Courses – CAP-CALL Regional Workshop
Preparing Students to BeSuccessful in Hybrid and Online Courses CAP-CALL Regional WorkshopBaton, Rouge LA March 6-7, 2013 1
Minimize Fear, Uncertainty & DoubtSelf-Assessments: Electronic assessments can reinforce decision to return to learn. Example: Student Online Readiness Tool or Smarter Measure.Institutional Assessments: • Placement Exams (Math, English, or Computer Literacy)Sample Course: • Opportunity to have an authentic view of a real course 2
What is SmarterMeasure?• A 110-item online skills test and attributes inventory that measures a student’s level of readiness for studying online• Used by over 400 Colleges and Universities• Taken by over 1,500,000 students
What does SmarterMeasure assess?• Individual Attributes – Motivation, Procrastination, Ask For Help• Learning Styles• Technical Skills & Competency• On-Screen Reading Rate & Recall• Typing Rate & Accuracy• Life Factors – Time, Place, Reason, etc.
How Do Schools Use SmarterMeasure?• Orientation Course• Enrollment Process• Information Webinar• Public Website• Class Participation• Facebook
Thermometer AnalogyMore important than taking your child’s temperature is taking appropriate action based on their temperature.More important than measuring student readiness is takingappropriate action based on the scores.
SmarterMeasure Research Findings Analyzed 3228 cases over two yearsSignificant positive correlation between individual attributes and grades Motivation Impacts Grades
SmarterMeasure Satisfaction SurveyA satisfaction survey was emailed to 166 peoplewho participated in the SmarterMeasureAssessment on the CALL website for the six monthperiod of April 9-October 8, 2012, detailed asfollows: • 116 (68.6%) had completed the SmarterMeasure assessment • 53 (31.4%) had started but did not complete the SmarterMeasure assessment Note: 3 previously opted out, so they did not receive the surveyOf the 166 recipients, 23 responses to the satisfactionsurvey were received (13.9% response rate).