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GOALS OF THE SESSION• Develop an understanding of blended learning opportunities for online students• Discuss strategies for implementing system-wide initiatives in academics• Discuss key components to engaging students in live learning sessions Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential.
I. Background & History on Hybrid Course Delivery Agenda II. Live Lecture Series III. Driving the Culture Change IV. Student Feedback V. Key Engagement Strategies VI. Q&AOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 5
History of Live Lecture Voluntary 2011 2012 adoption Required Live 2008 encouraged – Lecture to be Require 2013 Pilot Virtual Launched student Require Flex 50 using random acts offered virtual participation mandatory Live Lecture of progress weekly bywebinar tool for full credit attendance at delivery among faculty – no – Wimba in discussion live lectures. model. motivated student faculty forums. requirement October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 6
Hybrid Delivery at RasmussenI. Virtual Live LecturesII. Flex 50 – Campus-based & VirtualIII. Flat InstructorOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 7
Live Lecture Project• High failure, high enrollment, low retention courses – how do we change this? – School Deans, Academic Management, and others involved in course selection• Q1/Q2 students – what makes them different? – What needs do they have?• Live lecture series – deliver the same lecture multiple times throughout the week• T-E-A-M of highly qualified faculty to create engaging sessions focused on weekly objectives• Award course credit for attendance – 5-10% of overall scoreOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 8
How do they do it? TEAM SPIRIT!!!Course lead with a great team of support!• Training Training Training !!• Decide on how lectures/workshops will be delivered• Split up the work for creating them GOAL = To create an engaging learning experience for the studentsOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 9
Faculty Models for Live Lectures• Course Lead – coordinates logistics of scheduling, participation and communication with course faculty• Live Lecturer – delivers 6 lectures per week and creates/reviews lectures• Lecture Faculty – teaches a course and delivers 2 lectures per week, base contract pay + $300October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 10
Objectives of the Live Lectures Provide students with an opportunity to interact with instructors and other students Reinforce and clarify concepts from each week’s topics Increase pass rates and retention ratesOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 11
“Rate Your Instructor” Survey Results D132 B080 Computer Reading & B099 B136 Applications & G124 G233 J100 M120 Writing Foundations Introduction Business English College Introduction to Medical Strategies of Math to Business Concepts Composition Algebra Criminal Justice Terminology Grand Total 5 83.2% 83.3% 68.8% 78.1% 73.8% 88.4% 92.7% 72.1% 76.7% 4 12.4% 9.5% 23.4% 17.3% 17.6% 9.3% 5.5% 18.2% 16.6% 3 3.5% 6.0% 6.8% 3.1% 5.6% 1.2% 1.8% 7.1% 4.9% 2 0.9% 0.0% 0.5% 0.9% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 1.1% 1 0.0% 1.2% 0.5% 0.6% 1.3% 1.2% 0.0% 0.3% 0.6%Scores 4 and 95.6% 92.9% 92.2% 95.5% 91.4% 97.7% 98.2% 90.3% 93.3% above # of survey responses/ 113/315 84/126 192/495 352/940 233/490 86/441 55/161 308/625 1423/3593 Enrollments All students attending a live lecture in Week 4 of Summer term completed a SurveyMonkey questionnaire rating their lecture instructor after the lecture was complete. Faculty were rated on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being ineffective and 5 being engaging and knowledgeable. Notes of Interest • All courses demonstrated an above average rating with >90% responses rating the instructor at 4 or 5. • B136 shows the lowest 5 rating and highest 4 rating – this may be due to the frustrations students felt as a result of missed lectures. One lecturer continually struggled to meet her students in a timely manner. • M120 had several new lecturers this term, presenting a possible explanation for the lower ratings. Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential.
Final Grades vs. Session Attendance 100.0 90.0 80.0 70.0 B080 60.0Final Grades B099 B136 50.0 D132 40.0 • On average, students attending over half of the G124 30.0 lectures are ending the quarter with higher scores G233 as compared to those who do not attend sessions J100 20.0 • Students not attending at least 5 sessions had a much more varying success rate, on average with M120 10.0 scores below a passing range 0.0 0 1-4 5-8 all 9 Lectures attended throughout the quarter Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential.
Embedded Librarian Partnership• Professional Practice Activity – student success is highly variable• Library and Learning Center staff attended sessions to discussed assignment specific resources 68% 84%October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 19
Driving Change• Don’t accept “we can’t do it” or “no”• Find champions who believe in the value• Offer value and students will attend• “GO VIRAL” & leverage those who “love it”• Learn from data – don’t assume success, prove it with the numbers• Eliminate “naysayers” from the resource poolOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 20
Student Comments “…it is nice to recap the information I read in the book and hear a bit of examples on the subject. It helps it stick in my brain more. I do sometimes having trouble getting into a session since I am home alone with my children most of the time and it is hard to hear then. I do my best and think I have found a good time span to do this. Overall I think it is a good time for review and makes it seem kind of more like a real classroom environment. I am unable to take residential classes due to my childcare situation so being able to take more courses online was the main reason I chose Rasmussen. The Live lectures are a great way to get the experience of being in a class. Thanks.”October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 21
Awesome Feedback!! “Ive never had a class that made them a requirement, but I do find them extremely useful. I feel like I retain the information better too. Im a hands on learner so the lecture is the next best thing when it comes to needing to take online classes.” “I enjoy these lectures, it makes reading and studying the chapters fun, I wish they did these in every class. “October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 22
More Good Stuff!! “I actually look forward to the live lectures. I enjoy them every week! We get a lot of information from them that helps on the assignments and quizzes.” “I was a little unsure about the live lectures at first but now I really enjoy them. It just gives me a chance to learn the material better than from just reading the chapter. I wouldnt change anything. I look forward to it every week.” “Honestly I missed the first two weeks because I forgot about it then the second week I didnt realize it was in Eastern Time since we were all from MN, or ND area I assumed it was Central Time. But I do enjoy them and wouldnt change anything but make us involved just a little bit more but not too much. It gives people a chance to show off how much they know and some learn more by being more involved.” October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 23
2012 ProjectsContinuing Courses Fall additionsB136 Intro to Business Medical CodingG233 College Algebra Intro to Early Childhood EducationEnglish CompositionIntro to Criminal Justice 2013 projectsM120 Medical Terminology Additional Coding coursesD132 Computer Applications Intro to Undergraduate ResearchB080 Reading & Writing Strategies Q1 coursesB099 Foundations of MathAcceleratED Bachelor’s coursesOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 24
Key Engagement StrategiesYou’ve got the students in the ‘room’, now what? Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential.
Live Lecture components• Each session includes (at minimum): – Ice breaker question/activity – 5 polls/quick quizzes – 1 video/animation/interactive website • Another voice other than the instructor – Interaction with the students every 5 minutes • eBoard use, student questions through chat – Webcam use & picture uploaded What if you called it a ‘workshop’? October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 26
Workshop Structure• Think of each 1 hour workshop as a ‘lab’• Students come with textbook exercises/assignments complete – communication prior to workshop is key! – Specific questions/agenda discussed in workshop – Answers and/or sample assignments are provided – it’s a work session, the group will work through the problems – Potential for small group work in Breakout Rooms • Each workshop still includes : – Ice breaker question, 5 course polls, 1 video/animation/interactive website, webcam use & picture uploadedOctober 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 27
Types of Content Upload PowerPoint slides Show web pages and have students may complete activity. Use eBoard to draw, point, underline to highlight or create content. Use Application Share to review an application or go review a paper. Create Poll questions – interaction promotes conversation!! Select a ‘note-taker’.
Collaborative Live SessionsONLINE COURSES ON-CAMPUS COURSES • Welcome/Open House • Invite guest speakers who cannot come on-campus or reside out of • Review and reflect discussion state forums • Archive explanations of • Discuss weekly lesson applications or procedures • Create breakout rooms for • Students who miss a class can group discussions and remotely participate activities • Students can complete their • Project presentations group projects by working collaboratively in the virtual • Share desktop to show course classroom specific applications.
We are enhancing the learning experience & building community for our students! …and BONUS – increasing success rates & retention!October 9, 2012 Copyright Rasmussen, Inc. 2011. Proprietary and Confidential. 30