Presentation Title

“Using software to achieve learning outcomes: Results from five experiments”

Presenter Information

JENNIFER DUGANFollow

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Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Using a Teagle Foundation grant, ACS undertook a hybrid learning project in the summer 2017 and concluded it in January 2018. The presenters reached out to five early-adopting faculty members to participate in the project. The faculty, from five ACS campuses – Centenary, Davidson, Furman, Southwestern, and Spelman – also represented diverse disciplines. The project is now complete, and we are ready to share the process, outcomes, and lessons learned.

Start Date

5-24-2018 1:55 PM

Description

Using a Teagle Foundation grant, ACS undertook a hybrid learning project in the summer 2017 and concluded it in January 2018. The presenters reached out to five early-adopting faculty members to participate in the project. The faculty, from five ACS campuses – Centenary, Davidson, Furman, Southwestern, and Spelman – also represented diverse disciplines. The project is now complete, and we are ready to share the process, outcomes, and lessons learned based on the experiences of these five colleagues.

Participant had guidance from ACS and in each phase:

Each faculty member was asked and agreed to (1) learn a new technology tool associated with a specific learning outcome/s (summer 2017); (2) incorporate the tool into her/his class and assess effectiveness (fall 2017); and (3) produce a short video on whether the tool achieved the learning outcome/s (January 2018). The consultant, associated with a sixth ACS campus (Rollins) was asked to (1) identify five no- or low-cost technology tools that are high-quality and could be used by faculty across disciplines (spring 2017); (2) train and trouble-shoot with faculty on the use of those tools (summer 2017); and (3) produce a web tutorial on each of the five tools (summer/fall 2017). All participants completed the required tasks in each phase of the project, which was important given the geographic distance between the institutions. All videos are freely available at www.colleges.org/oar.

Attendees at the session will:

  • Learn how assignments can be designed to leverage the potential of selected software
  • Learn how course outcomes can be enhanced by the strategic use of appropriate software.
  • Understand the student learning process in courses that introduce new software tools

Attendees will also learn more about the selected software – Explain Everything, Jing, Ted-Ed, TEAMS, and Wordpress – in relation to how no- and low-cost tools can be incorporated to support the liberal arts and sciences learning environment.

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May 24th, 1:55 PM

“Using software to achieve learning outcomes: Results from five experiments”

Using a Teagle Foundation grant, ACS undertook a hybrid learning project in the summer 2017 and concluded it in January 2018. The presenters reached out to five early-adopting faculty members to participate in the project. The faculty, from five ACS campuses – Centenary, Davidson, Furman, Southwestern, and Spelman – also represented diverse disciplines. The project is now complete, and we are ready to share the process, outcomes, and lessons learned.