Engaging Students in Active Learning

Engaging Students in Active Learning

One of the fundamental principles for designing significant learning experiences is to engage students in the process. Engaging students means to make them active participants in the learning experience so they have the opportunity not only to make sense of the content, but also to apply it in new contexts. When using Active Learning Strategies, […]

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Improving the Assessment Process through Technology

Improving the Assessment Process through Technology

According to the literature, assessment must be an ongoing process that provides opportunities for feedback. When students get feedback, they can see where they need to improve before it is too late. On the other hand, when instructors know where the students are regarding knowledge and skills, they can adjust the learning experience to meet […]

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Gamification, Virtual Reality, and Innovation for Learner Success in the CNC Program

Gamification, Virtual Reality, and Innovation for Learner Success in the CNC Program

“Along with what the instructors may do in the lab more or less (Virtual Welding Machines) make the students more comfortable with the whole learning experience”, Bob Wade said when he was asked about the effect of virtual welding machines in his class. Also, Bob mentions how some students view aspects of the class like […]

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Devising a Tutorial Packet for Using Livescribe Technology

Devising a Tutorial Packet for Using Livescribe Technology

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Juanita Limas, Math/Science Faculty. Introduction  The Livescribe pen technology has been rapidly evolving.  According to the Livescribe website (www.livescribe.com), there are two pens that are available for purchase: the Echo smartpen and the Sky wifi smartpen.  Both of these pens employ technology that enable the user to […]

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Foundations of Nursing II Lab: How to Videos

Foundations of Nursing II Lab: How to Videos

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee project of Trisha Swartzendruber from Nursing. Current Practice Students enrolled in Foundations of Nursing II Lab are instructed to read about physical skills and watch ATI videos prior to coming to lab. This is intended to prepare them for learning and practicing the skills in lab with the lab instructor. […]

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Foundation Drawing Video Instruction

Foundation Drawing Video Instruction

This was the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project produced by Greta Songe, art instructor. Final Product: Proposed Project Description: The first three weeks of the Drawing I course are the building blocks for understanding the entire term. We discuss drawing methods such as sighting and measuring, negative space observation, perspective, contour, and using volumes in space. The […]

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