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ERIC Number: EJ958724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Creating a Learning Flow: A Hybrid Course Model for High-Failure-Rate Math Classes
Stevenson, Katherine; Zweier, Louis
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v34 n4 2011
Higher education in the United States is facing a failure-rate crisis in entry-level mathematics courses. In this article, the authors describe an innovative, technology-enhanced hybrid course model that has significantly improved course completion and content mastery outcomes in general education (GE) mathematics courses. The model relies on five primary components that are carefully articulated to create a reliable "flow of learning" for students: (1) Online individualized remediation of prerequisite skills; (2) Interactive lectures using materials shared across all course sections; (3) Facilitated group work in a weekly supplemental contact hour; (4) Online homework with instant feedback; and (5) Common student assessment tools shared across all course sections. The approach has proven both cost effective and scalable to other courses and institutions. (Contains 10 figures, 1 table and 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States