Orientation to student engagement techniques and assessments in online classes Savitha Pinnepalli Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Sytems River Parishes Community College March 12, 2013 RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Presenter Information Savitha Pinnepalli, B.E., M.E.,M.S. Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Systems River Parishes Community College, P.O. Box 310, Sorrento, LA 70778, Louisiana Phone: 225-675-0232 (O), 225-772-4372(C) Email: [email protected] [email protected] Web : http://www.rpcc-cis.com/csci/SavithaPinnepalli.html RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Introduction This session is geared towards Faculty Teaching online classes. Student engagement techniques Assessment using surveys (Google docs) Analyzing student grades using pivot tables Learning Analytics Free technology based teaching tools Participants will use their mobile phone to interact during the session with activities like http://www.polleverywhere.com, http://socrative.com/ and https://www.mentimeter.com/ RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Agenda • Student Engagement and Interaction by orienting students to different learning styles. • Profile of a Successful online student • RPCC Initiatives for student success • Student Assessment using ETS • Learning Analytics • Free Technology tools for Students and Faculty. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Mission Statement River Parishes Community College is an openadmission, two-year, post-secondary public institution serving the river parishes. The College provides transferable courses and curricula up to and including Certificates and Associates degrees. River Parishes Community College also partners with the communities it serves by providing programs for personal, professional, and academic growth. http://www.rpcc.edu/aboutUs.cfm RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Programs Offered • Associate of General Studies • Associate of Arts/Louisiana Transfer • Associate of Science/Louisiana Transfer • Associate of Science in Teaching • Certificate of General Studies Technical Programs: • Automotive Technology • Business Office Technology • Drafting & Design Technology • Industrial Instrumentation Technology • Nurse Assistant • Practical Nursing • Process Technology • Welding Technology • Culinary Program • Cosmetology Program • Medical Office Concentration RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Preliminary Demographic Information RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Blooms Taxonomy – (Learning Styles) Teaching students how to learn to improve student performance RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Learning Styles • Auditory Learners: Hear Auditory learners would rather listen to things being explained than read about them. Reciting information out loud and having music in the background may be a common study method. Other noises may become a distraction resulting in a need for a relatively quiet place. • Visual Learners: See Visual learners learn best by looking at graphics, watching a demonstration, or reading. For them, it’s easy to look at charts and graphs, but they may have difficulty focusing while listening to an explanation. • Kinesthetic Learners: Touch Kinesthetic learners process information best through a “hands-on” experience. Actually doing an activity can be the easiest way for them to learn. Sitting still while studying may be difficult, but writing things down makes it easier to understand. • A Renaissance Child: A well-balanced, intelligent child is able to develop all three types of learning styles. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Louisiana State University has created online self tests for brain dominance, Personality and sensory preferences. http://appl003.lsu.edu/cas/learningjourney.nsf/StudentHome?OpenForm&ID=295219 RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE “I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” --Albert Einstein RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE LMS – Learning Management System • • • • • • • • • Moodle Black board Sakai WebCT Web Study Desire2Learn eCollege JoomlaLMS And more….. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Online Courses offered at RPCC Biology Math Business Physical Science Computer Science Psychology English Spanish History RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Profile of a successful online student • • • • • Self motivated Committed (has time management skills) Independent learner Self reliance Ability to search, synthesize and utilize resources from web / library • Ability to communicate, question and reflect RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Statistics: Data Shows that… • Failure rates are 10-20% higher in online courses (Herbert, 2006) • Retention in online courses can be as high as 35 – 50% lower than traditional classes (Nitsch, 2003) • Successful practices have been found to improve course completion to within 2-3 % of traditional classes. (Boles, Cass, Levin, Schroeder, & Smith, 2011) RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Communication Portals to enhance Faculty –Student interaction Email Phone Smart thinking – tutorial Discussion Blog Instant Messaging Message post / Announcement Chat Texting service Google Hangout Skype Handouts FAQ – Frequently asked questions Social Media – How to Videos Facebook, Twitter RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Resources Create How to videos for online student orientation: http://www.rpcccis.com/Videos.html Faculty introduction Program Catalog, Add/ drop courses on Lola ( Louisiana online) Academic Calendar, Academic Advisor contact information Navigate your schools website for academic resources, Library information Navigate LMS learning Management System, Online portals for assessment Syllabus – Contact, Intro to course, grading policy, do’s and don'ts, LMS, email access (username, password, text book information, textbook companion website, calculate GPA) RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Resources Tutoring and writing center, Center for Academic Success News Posts / opportunity for scholarships on Social media like Facebook, twitter. Emergency Alert – First Call Transfer to other schools for Higher Education / Jobs - Career advise http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm Career information for students, campus job interviews. http://www.laworks.net ( Louisiana Star Jobs) RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Activities for Student Success • • • • • • • Student Success Workshops Compass Testing placement in Math/Reading/Writing Quizzing/ Testing Assignments Exams Brainstorming using Mindview Software Note Control Software (http://www.matchware.com) RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Success • ETS - critical thinking, reading, writing and mathematics — in a single, convenient test that can gauge general education outcomes. http://www.ets.org/proficiencyprofile/about • Informs teaching and learning with actionable score reports we can use to pinpoint strengths and areas of improvement • Provides comparative data on more than 400 institutions and over 500,000 students nationwide • CCCSE- Community College Survey of Student Engagement • SAILS Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills developed by Kent State University. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Web Conferencing Platforms Solution Address Adobe Connect http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html Blackboard Collaborate http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Collaborate/overview.aspx Cisco WebEx http://www.webex.com GoToMeeting http://www.gotomeeting.com Saba Centra http://www.saba.com/online-collaboration-tools Google+ Hangouts http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/ Skype http://www.skype.com RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Intrusive counseling : Viewed Introduction/ orientation RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Sample activity log The activity logs records indicate the students active participation in the online class. Communicate via email, phone, skype , google chat etc to engage and motivate the student to participate actively in the class. Intrusive Counseling. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Engage students by introducing interactive tools in the classroom • Learning Express.com – Video tutorials of popular software applications. http://www.learnatest.com/LEL/index.cfm/general • A to Z Maps online – Educational interactive games to teach culture/geography etc. using smart board. http://www.atozmapsonline.com/ • Bravo Quizzing Software – Interactive Quiz game show software. http://www.c3softworks.com/ • Mindview Software for brain storming http://www.matchware.com • Note control software RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Project based learning Students also need help developing soft skills, such as critical thinking, global awareness, and being able to solve problems creatively. Projects that deliberately emphasize—and assess—these skills help students prepare for the complex challenges ahead. http://www.webquest.com/ RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RPCC Initiatives SLO - Student Learning Outcomes assessments adapted from AACC American association of Community colleges. RPCC is SACS Accredited QEP – Quality Enhancement Plan. Improving Students’ Information Literacy Skills Gen Ed Goals: Critical Thinking, problem solving etc. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL EDUCATION GOALS QEP Quality Enhancement Program Implicitly Addressed Explicitly Addressed English Fine Arts Humanities Math /Analytical Natural Science Social/Behavioral Sciences Implicitly Addressed Informational Literacy Explicitly Addressed E RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Using Technology for Student Feedback • Poll Everywhere http://www.polleverywhere.com • Socrative Student Response system http://socrative.com/ • Mentimeter https://www.mentimeter.com/ • Class election or quiz to get immediate student response. • Audience vote using mobile phone or browsers • View results immediately RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Screen Capture Screencasts can also provide personalized video feedback on student work. A teacher can record his or her computer screen while viewing student work, pointing out areas for improvement and areas where a student has excelled. • • • • http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/ http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html Camtasia studio http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html Jing http://www.screenr.com/ RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Screen Sharing and IPAD Apps for Education • Nearpod.com (Ipad App) • Joinme.com http://www.joinme.com • Several Ipad apps are available to engage students Dragon dictation Text to speak Evernote Dictionary Dropbox Flashcards TED webMD Storify Skype Good Notes AudioNote PocketCAS ithoughtsHD QR Reader Educreations Sketch Khan Academy Pheed RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Faculty Professional Development • Center for Teaching Excellence conducts Professional Development – Webinars during in-service beginning of every semester. • Faculty are encouraged to attend the LCTCS Professional Development day once a year in March. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE MOOC- Massive Open Online Courses http://www.mooc-list.com/ (free online courses) offered by the best universities and entities. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Learning Analytics Software to track student progress to boost college completion rates and better graduation rates. Alert students of their progress in a given course by traffic light alert system, graphical representations of their progress. A green circle representing good progress, yellow signifying room for improvement and red depicting student needs immediate attention. Red light indicates professors need to intervene with struggling students and suggests ways students can improve their grades. It is a built in communication portal in LMS learning management systems between students and professors. Ability to identify at-risk students as early as 2nd week of the semester. Helps with continuous feedback. RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Learning Analytics • • • • • Ellucian course signals Jenzabar Retention Black Board Analytics Desire2Learn Analytics Canvas Analytics RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Ellucian Course Signals http://www.ellucian.com/signals/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxYewO9iAgw&feature=player_embedded RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Jenzabar Retention http://www.jenzabar.com/higher-ed-solutions/retention RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Black Board Analytics • http://www.blackboard.com/platforms/analytic s/overview.aspx • http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Analytic s/Products/Blackboard-Analytics-forLearn.aspx • Desire2Learn Analytics • Canvas Analytics RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Creating survey and collecting Feedback electronically using Google docs https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QNErx9XcJWMxiglT2UW5qSYhLtljRwIyjo2NU06bQts/viewform RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Analyzing grades using pivot tables Demo of using a pivot table and chart to analyze excel spreadsheet for grades. Males Vs Females 15 N u m b e r Grades Analysis 14 14 S 12 t u 10 d 8 e 6 n t 4 o s 2 f 0 Total F M Gender N u m b e r S t u d e n t o s f 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 10 9 7 Total 3 A B C Grades F S 15 t u 10 d e 5 n 0 t s Names 7 2 William Petersen 2 Will Smith 2 Tatyana Ali 1 Shohreh Aghdashloo 17 2 Shemar Moore 34 1 Sasha Alexander 24 41 1 Khandi Alexander 15 35 39 2 Julie Adams Attendance Analysis 0 John Stamos 24 Joey Lauren Adams 39 2 Jimmy Fallon 17 Jessica Alba 7 6 Jensen Ackles 2 Jane Alexander 35 36 34 Jane Adams 31 40 Ian Somerhalder 6 5 George Eads 39 41 40 40 1 George Clooney 1 Edie Adams 10 Dianna Agron 1 Chuck Norris 39 41 0 Christina Aguilera 2 Candice Accola 0 Bill Maher 2 Bill Cosby 2 Amy Adams 25 o f 20 Amy Acker 45 N u 40 m b 35 e r 30 Adam Sandler RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Analyzing Attendance Sheet 4 20 39 40 40 39 40 39 39 39 37 21 Sum of A Sum of P RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Resources • • • • • • http://www.weebly.com/ Build Web sites http://www.wikispaces.com/ http://todaysmeet.com/ http://wiffiti.locamoda.com/boards http://evernote.com/ http://animoto.com/ video maker RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Useful links http://www.screencast.com/ http://echo360.com/moocs http://impatica.com/index.html http://www.blogger.com http://www.twitter.com http://www.brainpop.com/ http://teacher.scholastic.com/whiteboards/langu agearts.htm http://voicethread.com/ RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Resources • Notecontrol from matchware.com - MLA Formatting • Mathematics http://www.khanacademy.org • Mindview Software for mind mapping. • Iris Notes – Digital Pen http://www.irislink.com/c2-2193-189/IRISnotes-2--Digital-Pen-family.aspx RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Wordle.net - http://www.wordle.net/create RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Testimonials / Comments Dustin Hayden – “Mrs. Pinnepalli's online class was a practically seamless transition from her face to face classes. I have taken three courses with her previously and she has become one of my favorite instructors. The course requirements and all relevant information were clearly outlined on the website and always up to date. If there were any problems or inconsistencies with an assignment, Mrs. Pinnepalli was always available through her e-mail or in her office at the allotted times. The accompanying texts were easy to follow and featured step by step instructions that were more than adequate in facilitating completion of the assignment. She also worked with the students to help them meet deadlines and complete assignments. At first I was a little bit apprehensive about taking an online course, but after taking Mrs. Pinnepalli's course, I was quite pleased with the outcome and am glad that the course was offered, as it was my last chance to complete my requirement in that sequence. I would definitely recommend this course or any course that Mrs. Pinnepalli would offer, as she is a thorough instructor who has a true desire to teach and to see her students improve, grow, and ultimately succeed.” RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Summary • • • • • • • • • Student Engagement and Interaction Student Retention Student Success Student Feedback Graduation Rates Learning Analytics Technology Tools for Faculty Analyzing grades using pivot tables Mindmap and Note Control RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE Thank You! Questions ?