Last week, my colleagues and I presented the final UD First Friday Roundtable on Teaching of this semester.Â We focused on “student engagement,” specifically naming the session “What Does an Engaged UD Student Look Like?”Â It was a good session with lots of great discussion but right now I want to narrowly and briefly focus… Continue reading Student Engagement Infographic
I am still wrestling with my unease with MOOCs and I think I’ve finally figured out why: High impact educational practices, as we understand them today, are unlikely at best and impossible at worst in MOOCs and other similar online environments. First, it’s helpful to understand that “high impact practice” (HIP) is a term of… Continue reading Are High Impact Practices Available Online?
I’m super excited that my colleagues have finally made the new version of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)Â publicly available!Â We’ve spent a lot of time working on this over the past 3-4 years, including focus groups, interviews, two pilot administrations, tons of literature review and data analysis, (seemingly) thousands of meetings, and… Continue reading New NSSE Survey and Technology Questions
The Washington Post published a story yesterday describing some research that says that college students today study less than college students in the past.Â Â The story is largely based on a tiny bit of NSSE data that we first published several months ago describing self-reported time spent studying as it differs across majors.Â At the… Continue reading Media Spin and Attention Grabbing Headlines
There are many different angles one could take in reporting on the 2011 NSSE Annual Results; it’s a dense 50-page report. I know that every group has its own agenda and every reporter has his or her own personal interests but it’s very disappointing that CBS News chose the snide headline “Business majors: College’s worst… Continue reading Thumbs Down for CBS News NSSE Article
The 2011 NSSE Annual Results were released today. I don’t want to focus on the content of the report in this blog post. Instead, I am briefly noting how fun it is to work on a project with a large impact that regularly receives attention from the press (even if some of the attention is… Continue reading Fun Time of Year: NSSE Annual Results Released
This post is a rehearsal of part of a presentation in which I’m participating in a few weeks at ELI.Â The presentation is entitled “Using NSSE and FSSE to link technology to student learning and engagement” and I’ll be giving it with one my colleagues here at Indiana University’s Center for Postsecondary Research, Amy Garver.… Continue reading Student Engagement and Technology