My courses require online grade checks in week 3, 6, 9 and 12; however, low scoring students were not taking significant action to change their study habits. So I implemented in-class metacognitive/reflective activities the day after the grade checks where due (see attached document).
Final grade comparison:
JRN 201, Spring 2014, 8 completing students:
4 As, 1 B, 3 Cs, 0 failing students
JRN 201, Fall 2013, 7 completing students:
1 A, 2 Bs, 2 Cs, 1 D, 1 F
Additional data indicating positive outcomes:
all 8 students used the CANVAS calendar to review their homework
5 students increased their weekly chunking of homework
4 students set up phone alerts that they felt contributed to their success
5 students set up alerts within CANVAS
1 student increased her use of a paper calendar into which she transcribed due dates from CANVAS
Due to these results, I plan on continuing these in-class metacognitive/reflective activities in future semesters.