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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Nerd Research Minute – May 21 – Metamemory Frameworks for Online Learning

Dr. Ed Sim is a professor extraordinaire! His online courses are saturated with student views, comments, discussion insights, and participation. Dr. Sim credits Nelson & Narens’ (1990) metamemory* framework for the extensive interactivity and effective learning activities in his online classes.  Thank you, Dr. Sim, for sharing the following learning artifact.

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Figure 1: Received from Dr. Ed Sim

 

Definition: Metamemory or Socratic awareness, a type of metacognition, is both the introspective knowledge of one’s own memory capabilities (and strategies that can aid memory) and the processes involved in memory self-monitoring. This self-awareness of memory has important implications for how people learn and use memories.

Sources:

Nelson, T. O., Narens, L., & Bower, G. (1990). The psychology of learning and motivation. Metamemory: A theoretical framework and new findings.

Jameson, K. A., Narens, L., Goldfarb, K., & Nelson, T. O. (1990). The influence of near-threshold priming on metamemory and recall. Acta Psychologica73(1), 55-68. (pdf available from Academia)

 

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BEST PRACTICES FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT – PART 1 MANAGEABLE AND MEMORABLE

Dr. Ed. Sim and student Michelle Chahyadi, Senior Marketing Major from Bandung, Indonesia, offered peer-to-peer engagement strategies for active engagement in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses during the April Canvas Cowboy Innovator roundtable discussion on April 24, 2018. In this post, the HSU Department of Online Education’s features Dr. Sim and Michelle Chahyadi’s reflection on research-based practices supporting effective learning activities for online classes.


Dr. Sim’s explains, in the video below, that effective engagement is reinforced by learning science, such as Nelson and Narens’ framework Nelson_And_Narens_1990 (Figure 1).

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Figure 1: Designing Effective Learning Activities for Online Classes with Learning Science Principles, (Nelson & Narens, 1990)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student engagement is evidenced through active learning and is one of the Schreiner, et al, 2009, tenets of  Academic Thriving (Figure 2)   Academic_Thriving_SchreinerMcIntoshNelsonPothoven2009.

In this video clip, Dr. Sim explains that are one remedy for poor mental models passive concept retrieval, a deterrent to academic thriving.

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Figure 2: Academic Thriving Concept, (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009)

 

In this video, HSU student Michelle Chahyadi explains the retrieval and spacing effect. One way that Dr .Sim achieves student engagement through retrieval and spacing effect is through weekly page updates and personalized email.

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This post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/26/best-practices-for-student-engagement-manageable-and-memorable/

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MOVING STUDENTS FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING WITH ONLINE ED ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Engaged learning is a vital piece of the pie when moving students from surviving to Thriving (Schreiner, McIntosh, Nelson, Pothoven, 2009). Our Canvas Cowboy Innovator*, Dr. Ed. Sim knows this because he averages over 57,000 Page Views each semester! He will share his tips and we will share cookies and take notes!! 

What: Join Dr. Ed Sim today as he demonstrates ways to use  as a platform for engaged student learning

When: Today 3-3:30pm

Where: RL 133

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Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore

 

Post written by Helen Teague and reposted at this link:
https://hsutxonlineed.edublogs.org/2018/04/24/moving-students-from-surviving-to-thriving-with-online-ed-engagement-strategies/

*Canvas Cowboy Innovator term and program created by Helen Teague

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HSU CANVAS COWBOY INNOVATOR FOR APRIL ~ DR EDWARD SIM

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The HSU Office of Online Education continues our spotlight feature where you are the star! There is so much innovative Canvas-ing occurring on the HSU campus! We want you to be in the know about what your fellow faculty members are accomplishing with Canvas. On the first Monday of every month, we will spotlight the innovative talents of our faculty and staff for the “Canvas Cowboy Innovator of the Month.” Each Cowboy will present his/her/their innovation to HSU faculty and staff during a peer-to-peer share event.

 


Although computers and the internet invade every area of our life, humans do not perceive information the same way that a computer does. Computers perceive information “by manipulating abstract symbols” (Lyons, Ansari & Beilock, 2015). The dedicated online educator realizes this and uses many engagement strategies to compensate and alter the embodied thinking structure of students’ conceptual understanding.

Dr. Edward Sim, prompts his students to realign their thinking toward content delivered in online format of the Canvas learning management system. His engagement strategies yield over 56,000 page views across all his courses, from January -March 5, 2018. He is a Canvas “Power User” and our Canvas Cowboy Innovator for April, 2018.

Here is why page visits are important: if students are engaging with content then they are more likely to internalize, learn, and apply this content. Also, the question “How do I engage with my students” remains one of the top concerns from faculty. Dr. Sim will share his best ideas for engaging students in a peer-to-peer engagement event on April 24, 2018 from 3:00 pm-3:30 pm in the HSU Office of Online Education.

Dr. Sim celebrates ten years with Hardin-Simmons University this year. Dr. Sim is a graduate of George Washington University where he earned a master’s degree in information management and the University of Maryland where he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in information systems. Prior to serving at HSU, Sim worked in the United States intelligence community. He has also been an assistant professor of information system and decision systems at Loyola College.

Dr. Sim has done research in the fields of software engineering, software metrics, analytical decision making, and creativity.. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Towson State University, a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, from George Washington University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Systems and Decision Sciences, from the University of Maryland (Baltimore).

Please join us as we enjoy some cookies, fellowship, Q&A, and receive Dr. Sim’s ideas for engaging students to log-in and tune-in to your Canvas course(s)!

April 24, 2018 3:00pm – 3:30pm

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The Cookies and Computers Poster created by Helen Teague using Smore
Canvas Cowboy Innovator image created by Helen Teague using PicMonkey

 

References:
Lyons, I. M., Ansari, D., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Qualitatively different coding of symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers in the human brain. Human Brain Mapping36(2), 475-488.

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