Digital Library Service Integration Senior Projects

Digital Library Service Integration Senior Projects

Turning Homework & Exams on their Head Deeper Learning by Putting Students in Charge (Participatory Learning/CLASS Project) Michael Bieber & Erick Sanchez Informatics Department College of Computing Sciences New Jersey Institute of Technology web.njit.edu/~bieber May 2017 Create Problem (Instructor) Solve Problem (Student)

Grade Solution (Instructor) Traditional Assignments Are you learning effectively? Create Problem Revise Problem Instructor (quality control) engaging you in the full problem lifecycle

Solve Problem Grade Solution (x2) Resolve Grade Dispute Grade Resolve Dispute Participatory Learning Instructor (quality control) Create Problem Revise Problem Solve Problem Grade Solution (x2)

Participatory Learning Learning from the full problem lifecycle Read Everything Resolve Grade Problem-based Learning Dispute Grade Traditional Peer Assessment Learning Self Learning by

Example Assessment Resolve Dispute Motivation Deeper learning and interest in subjects How? Learn through active engagement (involve students as active participants) Give students ownership of entire problem life cycle Use online system to streamline the process What is Unique about PL? PL relies on active participation by students in every Problem Lifecycle stage for assignments, quizzes and other course activities.

Instructors mentor and provide quality control. Researchers have studied, and many instructors utilize individual PL stages. PL uniquely combines these stages into a comprehensive framework for deeper learning. Used in NJIT Courses w/old prototype PHIL 334 - Engineering Ethics Essay questions about ethics scenarios Quizzes (true/false, matching, short answer) IS 350 Computing, Society & Ethics Essay questions about ethics scenarios CS 101 MatLab MatLab homework assignments

(FDU) IT for Business Excel spreadsheet homework assignments New Developments New, more flexible prototype Game features Badges Level-up with experience Leaderboard & competition Participatory Learning Possible Research Projects design group support (Javascript, MySQL & related technologies) (gaming and other aspects)

assist in experiments with NJIT courses Design Your Own Experiments e.g., Revise Problem Solve Problem Grade Solution (x2) Resolve Grade Dispute Grade Resolve Dispute

diverse courses across NJIT different activities: labs, exams, multi-stage problems helping students develop better problems/arguments fostering deeper learning Read Everything user experience testing Create Problem Participatory Learning Create Problem Invitation to Collaborate! web.njit.edu/~bieber

Solve Problem Grade Solution (x2) Resolve Grade Dispute Grade For more on PL: web.njit.edu/~bieber/pubs.html#p Resolve Dispute Read Everything [email protected] Revise Problem

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