This Speaking About Course RedesignOnline Conference took place on February 2, 2011. In case you missed any of the sessions or would like to revisit them, we have provided links to videos and collateral material below. Enjoy!
Faculty and administrators will learn how Jackson State Community College improved student retention, increased student success and cut costs while utilizing individualized learning through MyMathLabsPlus. The presentation will show how JSCC modularized its developmental math course content providing frequent opportunities for success and multi-exit opportunities. Goals of SMART Math – Survive, Master, Achieve, Review, and Transfer – and how to achieve them along with specific statistics on success and retention will be presented.
John Squires is the chairman of the math department at Chattanooga State Community College, where he is implementing course redesign throughout the department. As the director of the Do the Math Center, he is working with local high schools to help spread course redesign at that level as well. John is also the architect of the redesign project at Cleveland State Community College, where he introduced innovative scheduling strategies such as Math on Demand and the One Room Schoolhouse. During this talk, John will share the results of a formal statistical study of the Cleveland State math project. John will also discuss the common features and differences of the redesign projects from Cleveland State and Chattanooga State, while emphasizing the principles of course redesign and how these principles can be used in future projects.
Examines using MyWritingLab to redesign a one-unit, standalone optional class for students and their reaction to the redesign, as well as the program.
This presentation examines augmenting conventional coursework with MRL and similar exercises to accelerate skill development in both high- and low-technology environments. The challenges of delivering effective instruction in varied environments can sometimes seem as complex as meeting the needs of every student, yet they need not be. Course redesign is accomplished through a series of steps, despite the learning environment. Redesign strategies for different environments will be discussed, and suggestions made for selecting material to help students develop essential thinking skills.
This presentation will outline Rock Valley College's comprehensive redesign, lessons learned, and results. Details include how MyMathLab and MyMathTest are used to improve instruction, placement, and learning. The changes made include improved placement techniques and preparation, standardized policies, modular courses, adjunct support, and student support. While there will be many specific tips and techniques, participants will gain knowledge on universal lessons to assist any redesign regardless of the specific route chosen.
Almost half of APSU entering freshman achieved ACT (or concordant SAT or Compass) scores in mathematics, reading, and/or writing that prohibited enrollment in college-level core courses. For 25 years, these students were required to complete non-college level courses in the area(s) of deficiency that could not apply toward a baccalaureate degree. Student success for completion of these courses and the subsequent core course suggested that a redesign of the developmental studies program was in order. Therefore, APSU was granted permission by the Tennessee Board of Regents to eliminate the TBR mandated developmental studies program in mathematics and writing and to address academic deficiencies in these areas by placing students in core courses supported by Structured Learning Assistance. As a result, students earn credit in freshman English and a core mathematics course while addressing their deficiency in these areas. A pilot to replace the developmental reading course is underway. Students whose ACT score in reading is less than 19 will enroll in American History and will address the reading deficiency simultaneously by participating in Structured Learning Assistance that includes MyReadingLab.
Discusses using MyWritingLab to redesign several English remedial composition courses as a separate online component of the course. This presentation will also examine the faculty's opinions and thoughts before and during the redesign and how it impacts their students and classroom learning environment.