Anda di halaman 1dari 23

FTLA Winter-Spring 2013

Group Project Presented by:

Cheryl Pearson Kristina Yegoryan Wissam Barakat

New Classrooms: Technological Intervention?


Institutional parameters/constraints Department expectations Instructors aspirations Students understanding and perceptions

BRIDGING THE GAP!/?

OUR EXPERIMENTS
English (College English and Development English courses)
Course Website Face book Closed Group Flipped Lessons/Ted Speeches PowerPoint Presentations You tube Videos

Writing Center Workshops


Math (Calculus)

Wordpress Blog Ted Speeches, You tube Videos Face book Closed Group Flipped Lessons/ Ted Speeches Mind Maps You tube Videos

Health Sciences
Face book Closed Group

(Respiratory Therapy Lab)

Experimental Incarnation
English Courses:
Course Websites: http://english101lavcsp13.weebly.com/
http://english28lavcsp13.weebly.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ENG101LAVCsp13/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ENG28LAVCsp13/

Flipped Ted Speeches: http://www.ted.com/profiles/1659268/ted_ed

PowerPoint: http://kristinatyegoryan.weebly.com/powerpoints-for-my-courses.html
Also in the course websites under the link: PowerPoint

Writing Center Workshops:


Blog: http://lavcwritingcenter.wordpress.com/

Math (Calculus)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VM2662013/

ENGLISH 101 and 28 Course Websites:


http://english101lavcsp13.weebly.com/ http://english28lavcsp13.weebly.com/

Writing Center Workshops BLOG


http://lavcwritingcenter.wordpress.com/

AND

English Course Facebook

Activities on Math Facebook


This is your social milieu, dont drown in it
Discussion of grading criteria and distribution (followed by animation) Flipped Ted Ed video, followed by Fractal Art

Mind maps posted by students


Special Assignments (be the first to post, others challenge) Follow ups on class discussions, whether tangents or mathematical (e.g., Kiplings poetry) Videos pertaining to successful mathematicians and scientists: contemporary, women, technology (3D printing); and responses to videos

Activities on Math Facebook


Difficult exercises with posted solutions (unsolicited) Students posting (unsolicited) solutions to midterm problems, taking pride, seeking redemption, on-going Challenge problems in collaboration with another faculty (afterclass late sessions)

Sharing pirated and non-pirated links to mathematics, etc resources Mathematics in art: Escher; in physics: Feynman; in Ecology ...

Activities on Math Facebook


Posting of personal essays: Thinking about Thinking (before and after edit at Writing Center) Posting of project proposals for peer review or suggestions Videos of Project Defense lectures with Q&A Videos of Mini-lectures by students

OBSERVATIONS
Instructor^2 Observation
Instructor/ Students Observations

Students/Student Observations
Connectivism: Capacity to know more is more critical than what is currently known

The Potential Misuse of Technology as a Learning Tool

Use of Technology in Specific Subject / Classrooms


English Composition Courses
Facilitates active participation Transcends the professing expectations Flips thinking: Bridging the Rhetoric of Visual and Writing

Introduces a new way of looking at reading and writing connection


Creates variety Sets Real Life Relevance
She is the BEST teacher of this new era. She uses all the new technologies-amazing. We have a class website where she posts her PowerPoint, assignments every day. We watch short videos and Ted speeches relevant to the class topic. Her classes are FULL and INTERESTING! (www.ratemyprofessors.com)

Oh, they noticed!!!

Use of Technology in Specific Subject / Classrooms

MATH (Calculus)
Facilitates active and collaborative participation (cognitive tools to
facilitate networked science) Incorporates Experimental Mathematics for inquiry and discovery Utilizes visualization techniques (concrete models: 3D printing; graphical: software) Re-conceptualizes the meaning of doing mathematics Coordinates with other subject department

STUDENT RESPONSES
Contrasting Opinions about Technology Use

EXPERIENCING TECHNOLOGY
Quotes by students CONTRASTING OPINIONS

I love the Facebook group, it makes the homework so easy and accessible. I also love Ted videos, they are informative and inspirational. The overall technology use in class is very effective except the Facebook group. I am not really into the social media thing like I used to be. So, its kind of a hassle having to log in.

DATA from Life Polls:


College English Course Q1

DATA from Life Polls:


College English Course Q 2

DATA from Life Polls:


College English Course Q 3

DATA: Anonymous Survey


Collected from students of 2 English Courses THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL
Effectiveness? VERY EFFECTIVE!

Comprehension? -Makes the class easy to understand Flexibility? Involvement? -Easy access for missed lectures, assignments - Engaging, is relevant to real life

Learning Styles? -Visual learners are Very happy Concerns? - Some resistance to social aspect of Facebook

EXPERIENCING TECHNOLOGY Quotes by students


I feel that the technology helps us a lot. It gives us a broader way of learning and is very accessible. I learn best with visuals, so I love all of your PowerPoint lectures. The lectures and Drawings really help me capture the topic and remember it. Ted is great. I watch it on my own time as well. You do a great job on PowerPoint. It is very effective. You make this class fun and exciting. You have everything in front of us, all we have to do is follow it. I have not seen any class like this. Technology use is excellent! I really have learned from it.

FUTURE SUGGESTIONS / OUR SOLUTION


Connecting Old and New cohorts of students
- Building resources organically

Easing the access to shared information Teacher/Student focus on generating knowledge in subject matter

Creating a culture of practice - Department Involvement


- Instructors Network

AND WITH THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY WE


CREATED THIS PRESENTATION AND COLLECTED THE DATA!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION!

CHALLENGE YOUR STUDENTS AND YOURSELF WITH TECHNOLOGY!