Experiments in STEM Education

Michelle Driessen
University of Minnesota
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:10am to 11:00am
Vincent Hall 364

The general chemistry program has been experimenting with several new pedagogies in order to improve student learning and successful outcomes. I’ll begin with our placement system and new adaptive courseware/learning analytics project, and will discuss any other project as time allows.

1. ALEKS Placement/Learning Modules
2. Adaptive Courseware (Smart Sparrow)
Using Adaptivity and Learning Analytics to Identify At-Risk Students and Implement Early Interventions
3. Absolute grading in 1061
Six Lower-Stakes Exams + Final
E-proctored Exams – available over a 12 hour window
4. Credit/No Credit Grading in Lab Courses + Specifications Grading