~ Rethinking Redesign to Enhance Course Engagement

 
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CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenters:
    
 Dr. Elizabeth A Cudney - Associate Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Julie Phelps - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T
     Jeff Jennings - Instructional Technologist; Missouri S&T

Tags: course design; technology; online resources; student-centered learning

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 121

Technology is transforming traditional classrooms into training spaces that can be tailored for individual learning patterns and personalized for different skill levels. Students in these nontraditional settings are given additional hands-on experience that allows them to become immersed in a variety of subjects. These techniques challenge students enough to maintain focus while remaining within their capabilities to preserve student curiosity. This presentation will discuss how to tailor a course to allow students to experience different teaching techniques—such as flipped classrooms, hands-on activities, videos, TedEd, Quizlet, and Scoop.It—to build on the concepts explained in class.


~ How do Online Videos and Textbook Reading Engage Students and Affect Exam Performance?

 
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CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Katie Shannon - Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences; Missouri S&T

Tags: flipped classroom; student engagement; student study habits; assigned reading

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 121

My Cell Biology couse meets three days a week. One day a week is flipped, where students watch online videos and take a quiz before class and work as a group on problem sets in class. The other two days a week students have an assigned reading before class, and in class is primarily lecture. I am using data on student's video viewing and reading habits to determine effects on exam performance and to measure student engagement.


[ CANCELED ] ~ Video Textbooks as Tools for Blended and Collaborative Learning

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Don J. Sharpsteen - Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences; Missouri S&T

Tags: Video Textbooks; blended course; online course; activity-based learning; collaborative learning

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 124

Conventional classroom lecturing limits students’ engagement in learning; the time available for reflection, questions, and discussions is constrained by the time required for an instructor to present information and for students to write that information down.  Video textbooks can present the same sort of information—in more compelling ways—leaving class time for non-lecture activities (such as discussions).  During this session, I’ll illustrate the uses of “video textbooks” in college-level courses.


~ Team Building for Distance or Online Students

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LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Joan Schuman - Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: distance students; online students; team building

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 124

Distance students (or online students) often do not feel connected to the students in the classroom since they are not collocated which can also happen in the workforce with teams are dispersed.  Weekly team building exercises were incorporated into an upper level graduate course that contained both in class students and distance students with goals that included building trust and connectivity among small groups in the large class.  The exercises were conducted using a free online chat room and took several forms that will be discussed.


~ Using Available Online Resources to Facilitate the Flipped Classroom and Increase Student Engagement

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STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Dave Westenberg - Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Missouri S&T

Tags: flipped classroom; course design; online resources

Audience: K-12; Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:45 - 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 101

This session will describe the use of diverse resources available online to facilitate student engagement outside of the classroom setting. The session will focus on the resources available through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Bionteractive program and the Center for Case Study Teaching and how they are used in biology courses at Missouri S&T. Sharing and discussion of available resources in other disciplines will be highly encouraged.


~ Technology Integrated Assessment

   
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STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Stacy Blakley - Waynesville Middle School

Tags: assessment for learning; assessment; technology

Audience: K-12

Time, Date, and Location: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 115

Assessing students and integrating technology does not have to be a struggle. There are many ways to assess students, gather data and use technology to make those assessments fun and relevant.


~ Learning to Learn Circuit Analysis

 
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STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. B.J. Shrestha - Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: brainstorming; active learning; learning by facing challenges; cognition; mathematical modeling; state function; transformation matrix; Eigen function expansion; agent of change

Audience: K-12; Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 120

The idea and techniques of learning how to learn is a subject of wide interest among educator, researchers, and scholars across the board. Among the researchers, there has been a lot of novel ideas such as super-learning, etc. This presentation is about some approaches to enhance learning techniques in a circuit analysis course, however, the methods are pretty generic to be of interest to a wider audience.


~ Visualizing Research and Writing: Improving Student Self-Confidence through Focus Groups and Library Interaction

   
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CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Jossalyn Larson - Assistant Teaching Professor of English & Technical Communication; Missouri S&T

Tags: blended learning; flipped classroom; course design; student success; instructor efficacy; library; research; citations; copyright

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 121

The project's design is intended to capitalize on face-to-face interactions by flipping the traditional lecture/workshop classroom setting, and converting class meetings to discipline-specific focus groups that would meet once per week in the library. Students participate in the course online, and meet in discipline-specific focus groups once per week, during the class’s section time. During weeks 15-16, the class reconvenes to meet three times per week, and students present condensed versions of their research projects to their classmates in order to gain presentation experience, and to gather feedback from an audience that is not comprised solely of specialists in their disciplines.


~ Evaluation of Section Properties App for Mechanics of Materials

   
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CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Nicolas A. Libre - Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: mechanics of materials; statics; instructional software; educational technology; assessments

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 121

The efficiency of an app-based educational technology in active learning and adaptive evaluation of students in mechanics of materials will be discussed in this presentation. The effect of using an educational app on performance of students that was experimentally measured by comparing performance of students who use this app with those who use traditional methods will be discussed. The proposed program will address the gap related to primary knowledge required by all students taking Mechanics of Materials, which is a cornerstone course in many engineering disciplines.


~ Enhanced Student Engagement and Learning in a Blended Laboratory Course

CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Dr. Klaus Woelk - Associate Professor of Chemistry; Missouri S&T
     Shayna Burchett - Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry; Missouri S&T

Tags: blended laboratory course; experiential learning; hands-on activities; student success; student motivation

Audience: K-12; Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 18, BCH 124

Missouri S&T’s Freshman General Chemistry Laboratory Course (CHEM 1319) has been redesigned as hands-on blended laboratory experience. The redesign specifically addressed (a) supporting topics of the parallel lecture course (CHEM 1310), (b) meeting American Chemical Society (ACS) professional training guidelines and (c) reducing the strain on campus laboratory space and resources. GPA data, pre- and post-test results, as well as student surveys show evidence for enhanced motivation, participation, and student success in the lab as well as in the lecture course.