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SmarterMeasure Best Practices and Case Studies Webinar 4 2013


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Best practices of using SmarterMeasure and client school panelists from Miami Dade College and Florida State College at Jacksonville describe their usage, research, and correlations.

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SmarterMeasure Best Practices and Case Studies Webinar 4 2013

  1. 1. Best Practices & Case Studies SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator Sofia Villalobos – Miami Dade CollegeMelanie Clark – Florida State College at Jacksonville Dr. Mac Adkins – SmarterServices Julie Owen - SmarterServices
  2. 2. YESNO
  3. 3. Does Your School Currently Use SmarterMeasure?
  4. 4. Best Practices• Popularize – buy in• Plan – strong implementation model• Personalize – use custom features• Petition - Call to Action• Pursue - Follow Through• Produce – Conduct Research• Present – co-present with us at a conference or webinar
  5. 5. POPULARIZE• Advertise & Promote• Educate with our Training• Get Everyone Involved
  6. 6. PLAN• Integrate SmarterMeasure into a required orientation course• Give to all students
  7. 7. PERSONALIZE• Utilize custom features• Modify Readiness Ranges
  8. 8. Student Login Page
  9. 9. Modify Readiness Ranges
  10. 10. PETITIONAdd call to action in text of student report Read Feedback on report Write reflection paper on results Work through appropriate resources for support Discussion or chat about learning style Discuss results with administrator
  11. 11. PURSUE• After measuring student readiness, what action will you take based on the scores? Coaching Assign mentor Provide faculty member with results Ongoing communication Provide remedial resources
  12. 12. PRODUCEProgression of SmarterMeasure Data Utilization Predictive Correlation Comparison Descriptive Student Service
  13. 13. PRESENT••
  14. 14. Sofia VillalobosStudent Services Director of the Virtual College
  15. 15. The Virtual CollegeOVERVIEW• Develop and maintain ≈ 180 online college-credit master courses – Cover same material as face-to-face courses – Meet same competencies as face-to-face courses• Oversee and support ≈ 300 FT faculty and ≈100 PT instructors teaching online courses – Master Course Development and Instructional Design – Technical Training – VC Faculty Help Desk• Deploy and manage online schedules with ≈ 600 sections per major term• Offer entire AA degree and several AS degrees and CCCs 15
  16. 16. The Virtual CollegeKEY INITIATIVESSupporting ≈9,000 students per major term• Technical Support – Knowledge Base – Virtual College Student Help Desk• Tutoring Support – Online tutorials including Smarthinking• Other Student Support – Virtual College Student Orientation – Online readiness assessments including SmarterMeasure self-assessments 16
  18. 18. The Virtual CollegeONLINE ORIENTATIONSmarterMeasure Assessments :• Life Factors• Personal Attributes• Technical Competency• Reading Recall• Learning Styles
  19. 19. The Virtual College SmarterMeasure Assessments 116612001000 907 800 645 600 400 349 322 400 200 107 0 Fall 2010-1 Spring 2010-2 Summer 2010-3 Fall 2011-1 Spring 2011-2 Summer 2011-3 Fall 2012-1
  20. 20. The Virtual CollegeLEARNING STYLESASSIGNMENTNow, take a few minutes toreflect on what you havelearned. Summarize briefly yourlearning style and identify whatare some of yourweaknesses and how theresources and tools providedwill assist you in successfullycompleting an online course.
  21. 21. The Virtual CollegeACADEMIC RESOURCES• Effective use of SmarterMeasure’s Email Feature• Message sent to all students who completed SM assessments to: - Review report results - Use resources and web links offered by SM - Encourage use of on-campus acad. support labs - Offer free online tutoring with Smarthinking
  22. 22. Melanie ClarkAssociate Dean of Student Success
  23. 23. SmarterMeasure Study at Florida State College at JacksonvilleThe purpose of this study was todetermine the relationship betweenidentified studentcharacteristics, readiness factors andmeasures of success in selectedonline courses as defined by finalcourse grades.
  24. 24. Research Question What is the relationship between demographic, educational factors and learning readiness factors of personal attributes, learning style, life factors, technical competency, reading rate and success in online courses?
  25. 25. Methodology and Descriptive Statistics• Participants: n = 347 completers – Undergraduate students enrolled in 18 online sections of entry level courses ranging from college preparatory math, English, and reading to college level math, English, natural science, and social and behavioral science. – 71.8% female, 28.2% male
  26. 26. Demographic and Educational Background Minimum Maximum MeanAge 17 56 28Cumulative Credits 0 170 31.4Credits Scheduled 3 19 9.8GPA .00 4.0 2.41Previous Online Credits Earned 3 67 14.4Withdrawn Courses 1 23 2.78
  27. 27. Data Analysis• Instrument Item Analysis – Cronbach Coefficient Alpha• Pearson Correlation• Multiple Regression
  28. 28. Q&A
  29. 29. Thank You for Attending• Complete Survey - $50 charity drawing• Archived session will be emailed to all participants• Contact Info – Sofia Villalobos – – Melanie Clark – – Julie Owen –