|Box Lunch session focuses on technology to facilitate student learning |
Do you teach a large introductory style survey course, and have you wondered about the choices students make in regard to preparing for your class? Perhaps you have posted all sorts of materials online, but question how they are being utilized? Maybe you have even suspected that some of the strategies that students use outside class are ineffective and that your students make poor choices about studying for your class even though more productive options are available.
The April 2 On Teaching session titled, "Using Technology to Facilitate Student Learning in Large Introductory Courses: Implications of Research Findings" will feature Mark Grabe (psychology) discussing the use of online technology to analyze student learning strategies in large introductory courses. Tapping into the online environment has allowed him to collect data on how students utilize out-of-class study options made available to them. We will also hear from Dr. Grabe about his research tools (including a wiki project for constructing class notes) and findings based on UND students in his Introduction to Psychology courses. A discussion will follow on the factors that influence student performance in large classes and potential ways to help students be more effective once they leave the classroom.
This session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union. To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, March 31. Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 701-777-4233