Location

RC 155

Start Date

5-8-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

5-8-2016 9:30 AM

Description

Engaging students in the educational process is something that educators struggle to achieve. To increase student engagement in a course long research project, this faculty member decided to build on causes that students are passionate about. Using a hashtag / video campaign sponsored by Fusion.net, #DearNextPresident, students identified and researched causes that they want the next President to focus on. At the end of the semester, students’ findings were presented in a variety of formats, including a video asking the next President to support their cause and presenting facts about the issue. Because the research focused on a topic that was of interest, students were engaged in the learning and research process. An overview of the project will be presented along with the student learning outcomes. The presenter will also discuss the products students created to present their findings. What happens after the fall when the election is over? The faculty member will present next steps for the course.

 
Aug 5th, 8:30 AM Aug 5th, 9:30 AM

#DearNextPresident: Passionate student engagement

RC 155

Engaging students in the educational process is something that educators struggle to achieve. To increase student engagement in a course long research project, this faculty member decided to build on causes that students are passionate about. Using a hashtag / video campaign sponsored by Fusion.net, #DearNextPresident, students identified and researched causes that they want the next President to focus on. At the end of the semester, students’ findings were presented in a variety of formats, including a video asking the next President to support their cause and presenting facts about the issue. Because the research focused on a topic that was of interest, students were engaged in the learning and research process. An overview of the project will be presented along with the student learning outcomes. The presenter will also discuss the products students created to present their findings. What happens after the fall when the election is over? The faculty member will present next steps for the course.