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Student Engagement

Jim Marteney

Online Learning

can be very

lonely

How do you make our

students part of a

learning community?

How do we get our students

engaged in our class?

What Does It Even

Mean to Be Engaged?

Levels of Student Engagement

Assigned tasks have meaning and

value to the student

Authentic Engagement

Student will persist even when task is

difficult

High Attention

High Commitment

Levels of Student Engagement

Assigned tasks have little meaning or

direct value to the student

Strategic Compliance

Student will persist to obtain extrinsic

rewards, like grades

High Attention

Low Commitment

Levels of Student Engagement

Student willing to expend effort to avoid

negative consequences

Ritual Compliance

Emphasis is to meet minimum

requirements

Low Attention

Low Commitment

Levels of Student Engagement

Student disengaged from task

Retreatism

Student is not disruptive

No Attention

No Commitment

Student does not participate and learns

little

Levels of Student Engagement

Student refuses to do task

Rebellian

Student is disruptive

Diverted Attention

No Commitment

Student tries to substitute tasks

Student develops negative attitude

towards education

Putting It Back Together

Why aren’t all students

engaged?

Could it be our fault?

What do we do to create

disengaged students?

How do you get your

students engaged?

What is Quality

Matters?

A set of quality standards for

online course design

A faculty-centered peer

review process for online

courses

What is Quality

Matters?

A tool used by instructional

design staff their work with

faculty

A professional development

opportunity for both faculty

and staff

Faculty-driven

Peer Review

Review Process that is

Collaborative Continuous

CollegialCentered

Quality Matters Rubric

Rubric Standards

Course Overview and Introduction

Learning Objectives

Assessment and Measurement

Instructional Materials

Learner Interaction and Engagement

Course Technology

Learner Support

Accessibility

Rubric Standards

Course Overview and Introduction

Learning Objectives

Assessment and Measurement

Instructional Materials

Learner Interaction and Engagement

Course Technology

Learner Support

Accessibility

General Standard 5

Learner Interaction and Engagement

“Course components that promote active learning process and to learner persistence.”

General Standard 5

Learner Interaction and Engagement

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

The instructor’s plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated.

The requirements for learner interaction

are clearly stated.

General Standard 5

General Standard 5

The Key:

“Critical course

components

reinforcer one

another”

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies.

Alignment

General Standard 5

The Key: Alignment

Do your activities line up

with your modules?

with your objectives?

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies.

General Standard 5

“Learning activities align with the course and module objectives or competencies, as well as with assessments, instructional materials, and course technologies by engaging learners in activities that promote mastery of the stated learning objectives or competencies.”

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies.

General Standard 5

“The purpose of learning activities is to facilitate the learner’s achievement of the stated objectives or competencies.”

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies.

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

“Activities encourage learners’ engagement through different types of interaction as appropriate to the course.”

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

“Interactions are designed as activities to support the course objectives or competencies and may vary with the discipline, purpose and level of the course.”

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

“Look for the purpose of the interactions and not just the number of opportunities for the interaction.”

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

“Interactions are designed as activities to support the course objectives or competencies and may vary with the discipline, purpose and level of the course.”

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

“Types of interaction include:”

learner-instructor

learner- content

learner- learner

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

Active learning involves learners engaging by ‘doing’ something , such as:

discovering

processing

applying concepts

applying information

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

Active learning entails guiding learners to increasing levels of responsibility for their own learning

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

Activities for learner - instructor interaction might include:

assignment or project submitted for instructor feedback

synchronous or asynchronous discussions

frequently asked questions -FAQ moderated by the instructor

What might you try?

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

Activities for learner - learner interaction might include:

synchronous or asynchronous discussions

group projects

peer review creating or evaluating

What might you try?

General Standard 5

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

Activities for learner - content interaction might include:

testing multiple times using test pools

lists in discussions

powerpoint or video projects

computer created activities

What might you try?

General Standard 5

The instructors plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated

The course provides clear information about when learners will receive instructor responses to emails and discussion postings, feedback on assignments, and grades.

General Standard 5

The instructors plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated

Learners are better able to manage their course activities when they know upfront when to expect feedback from the instructor

General Standard 5

The instructors plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated

Frequent feedback from the instructor increases learners’ sense of engagement in a course

General Standard 5

The instructors plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated

This information typically appears in he course syllabus.

General Standard 5

The instructors plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated

Where else could this information appear?

General Standard 5

The requirements for learner interaction

are clearly stated.

It is not enough to “I’ll know it when I see it.”

The learning activities promote the

achievement of the stated learning

objectives or competencies

Learning activities provide opportunities

for interaction that support active learning

The instructor’s plan for classroom

response time and feedback on

assignments is clearly stated.

The requirements for learner interaction

are clearly stated.

General Standard 5

Ways

to

Humanizing Your Class

Let Them Get to Know

You

Use Familiar Language

Make your Discussions interesting

Make it their class

Let them

Contribute Content

USE PICTURES

PUT YOURSELF IN

PICTURES AND

VIDEOS

Previewing a Unit

Previewing a Unit

BE CLEARLet them know exactly

what is going on.

Don’t have them avoid

the class because of

confusion.

Overwrite if needed

KEEP THEM

INFORMED

Course Map

KEEP THEM

INFORMED

KEEP THEM

INFORMED

Module

ADD YOUR

PICTURE

OFFER

POSITIVE

COMMENTS

OFFER

POSITIVE

COMMENTS

Public

Private

Thank you

Now Go Forth and Engage Your Students