Our team has another milestone under its belt – we submitted our Application for Exemption for human subjects research for consideration by the OSU Institutional Review Board (IRB). As with developing the Charter for the project, the process of writing the application and all the supporting materials took more time than anticipated, but was a …Read more at the full article: Animal Sciences: The IRB Diaries
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As one of the 2011 Impact Grant recipients, the general education course Stat 145 has undergone a dramatic face-lift in the past ten months. Most of the imposed changes revolve around increasing the use of technology and moving toward a HyFlex model. The new curriculum experienced good success in the fall term (see previous blog …Read more at the full article: Statistics Impact Grant: End-of-Term Reflections Part 2
Well, the pilot quarter of technology-infused Stat 145 (under the heading “Too Many Students, Too Little Time”) is in the books and our official correspondence with Learning Technologies and the Impact Grant is over. I will save the tears and mournful recollections of all the good memories for my private blog, and will instead reflect …Read more at the full article: Statistics Impact Grant: End-of-Term Reflections Part 1
I have no problem admitting that I’m a big fan of technology (even if it’s not as much as this guy). Everyone is: the degree to which most people now rely on their smart phone, laptop, or tablet almost necessitates an intimate relationship with the hardware slowly defining our culture. Unfortunately, anyone familiar with the …Read more at the full article: I Love Technology
Yesterday’s Stat145 class marked the start of the fourth week of our pilot study, “Too Many Students, Too Little Time”. The classroom model continues to be a work in progress, but course coordinator Jackie Miller and I strive to make small changes and improvements, reflecting the recursive nature of our investigations.
Overall, however, we seem to …Read more at the full article: Midterm Reflections
On the last Thursday and Friday of September, I was out of town for business. In a regular quarter, this would mean that I would find someone to cover my teaching for the day. I did so, but this year’s teaching has a twist: if someone steps in to do my Stat 145 lecture, they …Read more at the full article: When You Can Watch Your Own Lecture, You Know Things Are Going Well
Doing great things is not done in a bubble. I think that all great things get done because of teamwork. (Okay, I am sure that there are some people who can do it alone, but I believe in teamwork, so go with me here.) Perhaps this is why so many people have a “right-hand man.” …Read more at the full article: Everyone Needs a Right-Hand Man
We’re a couple weeks into Autumn Quarter, and we’re already experiencing exciting returns on our Impact Grant projects.
Jackie Miller’s Statistics 145 pilot is addressing space-needs issues as the department moves toward semesters. They are testing something called the HyFlex model, a teaching model where students have a daily choice whether to attend lecture online or …Read more at the full article: Impact Grant, Autumn Quarter Impressions
Well, the first week is in the books. I will choose to ignore the false sense of accomplishment at only completing two class periods and simply feel good about being “one-tenth” of the way through the quarter.
As a first-time research assistant with no prior college teaching experience, I was most interested to see what it …Read more at the full article: First week: Statistics Impact Grant reflection
We’re heading into the final weeks of preparation for our Impact Grant projects. Yep, September 21 is the start date for our pilot projects. We already have exempt IRB approval for both projects and the right amount of panic exhibited by our project leads. At this point, much of the work is focused on tying …Read more at the full article: Final Fortnight For Finishing