Summary of Course Redesigns
NURSING N2000 – Nursing as a Profession
The majority of the traditional face-to-face lectures were previously replaced by Tegrity sessions. Higher-level evaluation methods of student cognitive learning will be replaced with online case simulations instead of writing formal papers. Students will be required to view an online case simulation that is a synthesis of a portion of the course content and then respond to questions written at a cognitive level of application or higher.
STATISTICS 1200 – Introductory Statistical Reasoning
Students may attend the twice-weekly lectures in person or watch recordings using Tegrity. Starting in Fall 2012, students will have the option of registering for “Tegrity-only” lectures, making the course available to students who have scheduling conflicts with the in-person lecture. Discussion classes will be replaced with an emporium where students will be able to receive help and solidify their understanding of the course material at their own pace and at the times of their choosing. That will allow students to utilize their times in a way that is most beneficial to them.
BIOLOGY 1010 – General Principles and Concepts in Biology
A series of online modules are being developed that will emphasize active learning, engagement with course content and interaction among students. The aim is to develop enough modules that students can choose among a variety of modules that satisfy course requirements, eventually allowing the student to adopt different tracks to follow over the semester. Students will work together in small online groups to complete modules.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY STUDIES 2400 – Human Development Across the Lifespan
Students will attend one lecture instead of two. The second lecture will be replaced with online activities and students will be required to complete an online workshop prior to attending lab sections to better prepare them for in-class exercises and activities. The redesign also includes an increase in interactivity within the course by participating with student response systems.
MATH 1300 – Finite Mathematics
The main effort of the redesign will be to produce a collection of course materials which is sufficiently robust so as to support a range of course delivery options. The redesign will improve and complete materials already created and package them for delivery to student in an interactive electronic text, which will replace the textbook for the course.
JOURNALISM 2150 – Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism
The required number of lab sessions for students will be reduced from two to one to allow instructors more time to spend answering questions from student who have completed online modules and experiential assignments. Students will be required to complete each of the online modules as part of the grading mechanism for class. Students will benefit from having common learning resources that they interact with before each lab meeting. Remaining lab time will be used to focus on students’ problem solving skills, critical thinking and other learning issues.