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Flipping The Classroom To Model The Content: Early Findings, Mike Yough, Jason A. Ware, Kevin A. Richards, Chantal Levesque-Bristol Jan 2014

Flipping The Classroom To Model The Content: Early Findings, Mike Yough, Jason A. Ware, Kevin A. Richards, Chantal Levesque-Bristol

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The primary purpose of EDPS 23500 is simply that students would learn how people learn. Of course, key to meeting this objective is an understanding of developmental and motivational considerations in creating environments conducive to learning as well as knowing how to identify when learning has actually taken place (i.e., assessment). When teaching teachers about teaching, the structure of the course is itself instructive.

The corner stone of the redesign was to move the lectures to Blackboard Learn. Students check their comprehension of the lectures by taking low-stakes quizzes and explore their conceptual understanding by making contributions to discussion ...


Cgt 256: User-Centered (Re)Design, Mihaela Vorvoreanu Jan 2014

Cgt 256: User-Centered (Re)Design, Mihaela Vorvoreanu

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The poster presented at the IMPACT Symposium 2014 outlines the redesign of of CGT 256: User Centered Design.


Introductory Graphics Programming: Transition To Impact, David M. Whittinghill Jan 2014

Introductory Graphics Programming: Transition To Impact, David M. Whittinghill

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Computer programming is a difficult field for students to learn, while the most effective teaching strategies are not known conclusively. Educator’s opinions vary as to the optimal approach. It is largely a point of agreement however that programming, as an applied field, is learned more quickly as a function of practice. Traditional lecture approaches impose a passive mindset upon the student and uses valuable time. This study posits that students might be better served by minimizing student time passively listening to lectures and instead keeping students actively engaged at the keyboard work through programming problems individually and in small ...


Why Are We Doing This? The Role Of Personal Relevance In Developing Biological Information Literacy Using Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning, Jeffrey D Radloff, C Maybee, Maribeth Slebodnik, Nancy Pelaez Jan 2014

Why Are We Doing This? The Role Of Personal Relevance In Developing Biological Information Literacy Using Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning, Jeffrey D Radloff, C Maybee, Maribeth Slebodnik, Nancy Pelaez

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Student-centered learning necessitates that students engage with an array of materials to develop their own understandings, often requiring students to find and critically engage with biological information. This project describes a course (BIOL 131; Biology II: Development, Structure and Function of Organisms) that utilizes cyber Peer-led Team Learning (cPLTL) as a student-centered approach to enhance students’ biological information literacy. Emphasizing the social aspects of learning, students work together in small groups led by a peer mentor using online meeting software. Scaffolded across the first half of the semester, students were given information literacy focused questions as part of a weekly ...


Bcm 475: Construction Cost Control, Joseph Orczyk Jan 2014

Bcm 475: Construction Cost Control, Joseph Orczyk

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The poster presented at the IMPACT Symposium 2014 outlines the redesign of of BCM 475 (Construction Cost Control).


Transforming The Core Course In The College Of Technology, Nathan Mentzer Jan 2014

Transforming The Core Course In The College Of Technology, Nathan Mentzer

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During the summer of 2012, a team of four faculty members from the College of Technology redesigned Tech 12000 (Design Thinking in Technology). This course, after its first year of implementation as a traditional course, was flipped and blended. In addition, the content related to achieving the learning outcomes was drastically remodeled. Faculty threw out the paper-based textbooks, lecture approaches and large class sizes. The new course embraced a distributed model of resources including web based text and multimedia created by our faculty and others accessed by students asynchronously in preparation for class. Classes are small (40 students) and feel ...


Bcm10001 Introduction To Construction Management, Daphene Koch Jan 2014

Bcm10001 Introduction To Construction Management, Daphene Koch

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The poster presented at the IMPACT Symposium 2014 outlines the redesign of BCM 10001 (Introduction to Construction Management).


Mgmt 30100: Management Career Lectures, Maureen Huffer Landis Jan 2014

Mgmt 30100: Management Career Lectures, Maureen Huffer Landis

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Abstract: Management Career Lectures (MGMT 30100) is designed to help undergraduate management students with their overall career/professional development whether that focus on internship/job search processes or graduate school attendance. The course also supports the development, refinement and enrichment of the competencies within the “Launching Business Leaders” initiative. Students develop skills useful for the internship/job search process, gain knowledge that benefits short and long-term academic and career planning, and learn how to prepare for tangible activities interacting with professionals including career and graduate school fairs, interviews, networking and correspondence. Specific learning outcomes include:

  • Communicate individual interests, skills, experiences ...


Statistics 301 Bilingual (English/Spanish), Laura Cayon Jan 2014

Statistics 301 Bilingual (English/Spanish), Laura Cayon

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This poster outlining the redesign of STAT 301 (Elementary Statistical Methods) was presented at the IMPACT Symposium 2014.


Qualitative, Tiered, Iclicker Recitation Introductions, David Blasing, Andrew Hirsch, Rebecca Lindell Jan 2014

Qualitative, Tiered, Iclicker Recitation Introductions, David Blasing, Andrew Hirsch, Rebecca Lindell

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Interactively engaging students can significantly help them understand key concepts [Hake 1998]. Additionally, students are most likely to recall the first five minutes of a presentation [Burns 1985]. Capitalizing on both of these, we altered the beginning of PHYS 272 (ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC INTERACTIONS) recitation to include a series of qualitative, “tiered,” iClicker questions that interactively engage students and socratically teach fundamental principals in electricity and magnetism.

The series begin with a question that most students comfortably and correctly answer. Successive questions increase in difficultly and the series stops with most students struggling to identify the correct answer. Along the ...


Mgmt 175: Information Strategies For Management Students (Spring 2013 Cohort), Ilana Barnes, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan Jan 2014

Mgmt 175: Information Strategies For Management Students (Spring 2013 Cohort), Ilana Barnes, Hal Kirkwood, Mary Dugan

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Our poster will focus on the process of creating and maintaining a technology-enabled flipped classroom to enable information. In the 2013 school year, a team of librarians in the Parrish Library for Management and Economics transformed a business information literacy course from a traditional lecture, 40-student, computer-lab class into multiple sections of a flipped, 70 student, computer-less class in order to meet the request of the department that the successful course be required for all 500 students. It may be particularly useful for instructors who have struggled with how to deliver literacy instruction uniformly across large populations (such as the ...


Edps 265: The Inclusive Classroom, Jasmine Begeske Jan 2014

Edps 265: The Inclusive Classroom, Jasmine Begeske

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EDPS 265: The Inclusive Classroom is a foundational, large enrollment lecture course and is taught in a lecture hall with a stadium style seating arraignment. This configuration results in a course that is not student-centered, promotes one-way communication and hinders cooperative learning. Education courses should be structured so that the course in itself is instructive. This course teaches interventions for reaching all students, using techniques that engage students in the learning process. The structure of this course, the physical space and the format should model best practices in the classroom. I will implement and evaluate student-centered instructional strategies and technologies ...


Student Self-Efficacy In Employment Interviews: An Assessment Of A Communication Course Redesign, Jeralyn L Faris Jan 2014

Student Self-Efficacy In Employment Interviews: An Assessment Of A Communication Course Redesign, Jeralyn L Faris

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Communication instruction and practice that increases a student’s self-efficacy in the employment interviewing process is a desired outcome of COM 325, Interviewing Principles and Practices. Self-efficacy outcomes are in the affective domain of Bloom’s Taxonomy and are measureable. Therefore, our study seeks to discover whether increasing time spent in individual performances of in-class employment interviews from 22 to 44 minutes increase students' self-efficacy in their interview performance ability.

Fourteen sections of COM 325 are offered Spring, 2014. Five of these sections are piloting a redesigned version of the course, via Purdue’s IMPACT initiative. The key difference in ...


Lecture-Free Calculus For Science And Engineering, Benjamin Wiles Jan 2014

Lecture-Free Calculus For Science And Engineering, Benjamin Wiles

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Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (MA 16100) is a historically difficult, required course for engineering and science majors. The traditional configuration consists of 250 students meeting in a large lecture 3 times per week and twice per week in smaller recitations of size 40. Additionally, those who repeat the course often continue to encounter difficulty. A scalable re-design has been implemented to attempt to address the needs of students that are not being met in the traditional configuration by diverting resources from lecture to problem sessions and from traditional Q&A recitations to student-driven presentation/collaboration-based recitations. The students ...


A Service Learning Experience For Pharmacy Students Involving Unwanted Medication Collection, Patricia L. Darbishire Jan 2014

A Service Learning Experience For Pharmacy Students Involving Unwanted Medication Collection, Patricia L. Darbishire

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This poster outlining a serve learning experience of students in Purdue’s pharmacy program was presented at the IMPACT Symposium 2014.