04-26-2018 04:29 PM - edited 05-09-2018 09:56 AM
In her webinar The FUNdamentals of Higher Education, Shawn Orr discusses what employers want, what students need and how educators can bridge the gap to deliver skilled, qualified graduates to our communities.
What Empoloyers want (from Amer, Soft Skills at Work):
Based on particular student needs, here are some resources that Shawn recommends to engage student in learning and help them become more marketable upon graduation.
They want immediate access to information.
Questia is an online service that allows users to view articles and books on a variety of subjects. For MindTap users, Questia is an available app within the MindTap platform.
A studio where you can create and use augmented reality to use in your course.
An augmented reality application that makes simple images into an interactive experience.
An augmented reality app that enables an interactive, 4-D experience of human anatomy.
The little app that scans everything. Scan documents, photos, receipts…or have students submit their work!
They want immediate access to personalized feedback.
Include equations, images and sound.
Students can use easy authoring tools to build flashcards on a website or through their mobile app.
The number one MindTap feature students use is the Adaptive Test Prep. They can test themselves and learn where they need to focus their attention for the exam.
A free resource supported by a grant from the US Department of Education.
They want to be engaged in the learning process (and they NEED to work with others).
Connect with your students where they already are. MindTap includes the free Connect Yard app to create a private, secure social engagement group with your students.
Each team will begin at a different chart and discuss the topic or question. A “recorder” writes answers on the chart. After a few minutes, I will direct the teams to move to the next chart and discuss that topic, answering the questions listed. Please add comments and/or mark through answers you believe to be incorrect. You will have 5-6 minutes at each chart.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
A DIY activity that has students use their smartphones to get to know course content as well as your campus. (see example in attached file)
eBooks allow students to highlight, add notes, and more. In the MindTap Reader, instructors can share notes and highlights with students to point out important pieces of content, and can also add video in line with the text.
Other tools mentioned in Shawn’s presentation:
Add some interaction to your class. Use this polling app to collect student responses live in class.
Plickers lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.
Which tool will you try today?
What app would you add to this list?
04-30-2018 04:57 PM
I missed the presentation last week due to a student issue. I don't see it on the Empowered Educator website following your link. Do you know if it will be available soon?
05-09-2018 08:26 AM
Hello Elizabeth! Apologies for my delay. The recording is available on our Empowered Educator website - https://www.cengage.com/events-online/empowered-educator. You will need to scroll down just a bit to the section titled The FUNdamentals of Higher Education. Please let me know if you have trouble finding it!
Thanks so much for your interest. Look forward to "seeing" you at a future event!
05-08-2018 05:18 PM
Is it out there? I just looked and didn't find it. I did however find some pretty cool short video's on MindTap. This will be a great addition as students live on their phone so just maybe we can get them to believe learning can be just as fun!
05-09-2018 08:27 AM
Hello! Yes, it is! The webinar recording was posted last week to our Empowered Educator website - https://www.cengage.com/events-online/empowered-educator. You will need to scroll down just a bit to the section titled The FUNdamentals of Higher Education. There you will find the full recording of Shawn's session, including the Q&A at the end.
I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know if you have questions and/or feel free to share your own ideas in the forum here. Thanks!