Proposal Title

“Dr. _____, Should I Take This Course Online?”

Proposal Abstract

By the time many college students take their first online course, they have taken as many as 150 regular classroom courses. Whereas students know what to expect in a traditional classroom course and they can, usually after the first day of class, forecast how they will perform in the course, evaluating an online course is much more difficult. We often see students fail our online course in one semester and then earn an A or B the next semester in the traditional classroom section. Thus students should, and often do, ask the question: “should I take your online section of this course?” The purpose of this session is to introduce and discuss an empirical based prediction “advisement” model that we have developed and tested. Our model, which goes beyond conventional measures of student competence and demographics, allows students to predict their grade in an online course before they even register.

Location

Room 1908

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 8:00 AM Mar 11th, 8:45 AM

“Dr. _____, Should I Take This Course Online?”

Room 1908

By the time many college students take their first online course, they have taken as many as 150 regular classroom courses. Whereas students know what to expect in a traditional classroom course and they can, usually after the first day of class, forecast how they will perform in the course, evaluating an online course is much more difficult. We often see students fail our online course in one semester and then earn an A or B the next semester in the traditional classroom section. Thus students should, and often do, ask the question: “should I take your online section of this course?” The purpose of this session is to introduce and discuss an empirical based prediction “advisement” model that we have developed and tested. Our model, which goes beyond conventional measures of student competence and demographics, allows students to predict their grade in an online course before they even register.