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Wednesday, June 6 • 8:00am - 9:00am
The Physics of Learning Improvement by Design

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At James Madison University, we have begun to engage in a process of Learning Improvement by Design (LID) to support lasting and meaningful change in learning improvement for students in an academic program. The process starts with selection of a curricular wide student learning objective which requires an increase in student achievement. This is coupled with building an assessment instrument for the learning objective. This instrument is used to collect baseline levels to compare to post intervention levels of learning. This session will look at the overall LID process and then specifically look at the assessment development process. We will highlight the progress in the Physics programs in assessing the computational abilities of their graduating students. Lesson learned will be discussed. This session in intended for those interested in program wide improvement of a student learning improvement by scaffolding in courses in the curriculum, how to assess the learning objectives of a multifaceted learning objective. Participants will learn how this is done through LID and will begin developing outline of how to apply this to their own academic programs by directed activities and reflection.

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Steven Harper

Associate Professor of Engineering, James Madison University
Steven R. Harper earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the University of California, Berkeley 1981 and then served in the United States Navy onboard submarines and as a Material Professional. During his career he earned an M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am MDT