January 4-8, 2016 Faculty Workshops will be held on various topics concerning Student Retention and Success. Our ATT team will be holding several sessions regarding using D2L, incorporating research based and best practices to help faculty design and deliver their courses in the both teacher and student friendly way. You can view the Full Schedule here. Below are the sessions facilitated by the Academic Technology Team. All are on Monday, January 4, and will be held in Centennial Hall 455 Lab.
The Positive Impact of Online Collaborative Learning on Student Success: An Assessment of Harvard Business School’s ‘HBX’ Initiative
An article in Inside Higher Ed highlights the following positive effects of Harvard Business School’s HBX CORe program which was designed to facilitate extensive collaborative learning:
- A course completion rate of over 85% (usually lower than 10% for MOOCs).
- High satisfaction rate with 80 to 90% of learners evaluating the teaching and program content as either four or five out of a five.
- Very high levels of engagement with peers and course materials through program analyses, reflections, and content discussions with peers (via required participation).
Read the article to learn the principles of collaborative learning that Harvard Business School used in their online course design.