Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Increasing engagement within an online learning environment.

Contributors: 
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Rebecca Baranowski
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Sylvia Ong
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 to Tuesday, May 19, 2020
What is the Need/Assessment?: 

When teaching in an online learning evironment, the level of authentic engagement can be challenging. The need is to review utilizing the Group feature in Canvas to address this. 

Describe the necessity for this change: 

To ensure students receive the same level of engegment in an online learning enviroment as compared to face-to-face.  Please see attacted for more info. 

Describe what will be (or was) implemented to affect change: 

Last semester, I used a group assignment from the course master. The assignment required students to read a case study respond to the written assignment as a discussion within their group. Groups gave students control of the assignment in their learning workspace. Each team member earned the same grade. As a result, the group assignment seemed to foster teamwork, self-motivation and I noticed an increased level of engagement. I plan to add two group projects this semester.

Interpret, compare and describe the results of the change: 

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After analyzing the information, what are the next steps?: 

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Abstract: 

I teach MGT101 online and most of the assignments are discussions and essays.I would like to explore more ways of online engagement using the Groups feature in Canvas. Discussions work fine, but I notice it can be challenging to encourage students to respond in a non-forced, non-mechanical way. Last semester, I used a group assignment from the course master. The assignment required students to read a case study, and as a team, respond to the written assignment as a discussion within their group. Groups gave students control of the assignment in their learning workspace. Stakes were also high since each team member earned the same grade (for students who participated). As a result, the group assignment seemed to foster teamwork, self-motivation and I noticed an increased level of engagement. Please click here for additional info.  

Division/Department: 
Completed Full Cycle: 
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Course Number: 
MGT101