Category Archives: Student Behavior
We are at the end of the spring semester, which means Summer courses will begin soon and planning for the Fall semester is already underway. Now is a great time to consider how to use student activity reports in addressing participation issues or finding out what content/tools in your course(s) are getting attention and which [...]
As we embark on another academic year, I think it’s important to consider how we can create the best environment for learning. In 1987, Chickering and Gamson put forth a brief article titled Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. This document has become a touchstone for educators and instructional designers over the past [...]
One of the common technology disconnects we see is faculty expectations compared to student abilities. One of the possible reasons for this is the types of technologies student most commonly use compared with the types of technologies we want them to use. Student Tech Use First off, some students have significantly more computer experience than [...]
The switch to Blackboard Learn means a transition for many other tools as well. One of the most popular tools that ties into Blackboard is Course Signals, an early intervention tool which alerts students to their status in a course through emails and the ever popular red, yellow, or green stoplight in Blackboard. Unfortunately, compatibility [...]
Group functions within Blackboard Learn now allow for collaboration between students using blogs, file exchange, discussion board, journals, tasks, and Wikis. Students within a group can participate in real-time lessons and problem solving exercises. Groups may be set up manually, randomly automatic and by self-enrollment. Any number of groups or students to a group may [...]
In my previous post, I discussed how there exists a shared responsibility between the University and its students with regard to their success. In this post, I’d like to share a list of resources to which students can be referred. Academic Advisors A student’s academic advisor can often provide the best information with regard to [...]
We can redesign courses and work with faculty to alter pedagogy, but if we fail to teach students how to best succeed in our courses, our redesign efforts may be for naught.