Event Title

Using technology for student remediation

Location

HPD South Atrium

Format

Poster

Start Date

16-1-2010 11:30 AM

End Date

16-1-2010 12:30 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The challenge to offer remediation to students who do not successfully complete a course is faced by many professional schools. The COM faculty support the effort to offer programs to students. The effort to provide remediation without impacting the matriculation through the curriculum was compounded with block scheduling. This provided an opportunity to examine an alternative format and utilize existing technology to resolve this challenge.

PURPOSE: The pilot remediation project was designed to maximize the opportunity for students to review content and demonstrate successful mastery of the content through an examination.

METHODOLOGY: At COM course lectures are recorded live on the Tegrity system and stored in WebCt. For this one month program, students were required to review all course content using Tegrity, complete outside readings and demonstrate mastery by completing a computerized multiple choice examination. The course utilized WebCt, Tegrity and computerized testing technology.

RESULTS: Using computerized examinations, 11 exams were completed in one day. Eight were done at the FLL campus and three were administered at external clinical sites. Eightyeight percent of the students successfully completed the course. A survey was completed to gain student input about the program. Results indicated 100% felt the program was benefical, information was easy to access, and computerized exams were easy to use. All students indicated they would recommend the program in the future.

CONCLUSIONS: This program allowed students to retake a failed course and demonstrate content mastery prior to the beginning of a new academic year. This allowed for minimal impact on progression through the curriculum and avoided interruption of training and ultimately financial aid. It is our recommendation that this program be considered for implementation by the college in the coming academic year.

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Jan 16th, 11:30 AM Jan 16th, 12:30 PM

Using technology for student remediation

HPD South Atrium

INTRODUCTION: The challenge to offer remediation to students who do not successfully complete a course is faced by many professional schools. The COM faculty support the effort to offer programs to students. The effort to provide remediation without impacting the matriculation through the curriculum was compounded with block scheduling. This provided an opportunity to examine an alternative format and utilize existing technology to resolve this challenge.

PURPOSE: The pilot remediation project was designed to maximize the opportunity for students to review content and demonstrate successful mastery of the content through an examination.

METHODOLOGY: At COM course lectures are recorded live on the Tegrity system and stored in WebCt. For this one month program, students were required to review all course content using Tegrity, complete outside readings and demonstrate mastery by completing a computerized multiple choice examination. The course utilized WebCt, Tegrity and computerized testing technology.

RESULTS: Using computerized examinations, 11 exams were completed in one day. Eight were done at the FLL campus and three were administered at external clinical sites. Eightyeight percent of the students successfully completed the course. A survey was completed to gain student input about the program. Results indicated 100% felt the program was benefical, information was easy to access, and computerized exams were easy to use. All students indicated they would recommend the program in the future.

CONCLUSIONS: This program allowed students to retake a failed course and demonstrate content mastery prior to the beginning of a new academic year. This allowed for minimal impact on progression through the curriculum and avoided interruption of training and ultimately financial aid. It is our recommendation that this program be considered for implementation by the college in the coming academic year.