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Ryan Vanshur

Co-Founder of VP of Sales and Marketing @ #CourseKey | Co-Author @ #CreatingEngagement | Speaker

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06Dec 2016

Creating Engagement in the Classroom: Providing Answers to Questions

How professors and students alike can stay atop of the changing question-and-answer dynamic in the modern classroom

In today’s higher education environment, there are many obstacles faced by both students and educators. As class sizes continually rise, the opportunities for individual student interactions have fallen. When a single educator is tasked with presenting one or more chapters in a one-hour lecture, there is often little room to field questions. This can create a specific challenge on both sides of the podium.

06Dec 2016

Creating Engagement in the Classroom: Attendance and Student Success

Investigating the relationship between attendance and classroom success.

Academia is constantly on the move.

21Jun 2016

Student Engagement Using Video Feedback

When a learning environment enrollment hits a certain threshhold, both the educators and students are in danger of diminising learning outcomes. Many stages of the learning process can suffer as a result. The quality and frequency of student feedback and engagement is one area that has been impacted by growing class sizes. New ideas and methods, such as the video feedback approach are helping to scale traditional learning practices to meet the demands of the modern learning environement.

University of California, San Diego's Tanya Hall, Dean Tracy, and Andy Lamey share their insights and experiences using video feeback to offer a more personal and constructive approach to student engagment in their philosophy courses.

Video Feedback Highlights:

While the UCSD trio teach in the philosophy discipline, many of the ideas are universally applicable to other subjects as well. The findings identify numerous advantages of using video feeback over traditional methods like written comments and note that these methods are "underappreciated and underutilized".

Below are some of our key takeaways from Hall, Tracy, and Lamey's publication:

01Feb 2016

Creating Engagement in the Classroom: Attendance and Student Success

Investigating the relationship between attendance and classroom success.

Academia is constantly on the move.

25Jan 2016

Creating Engagement in the Classroom

An Introduction to Creating Classroom Engagement: Understanding the challenges of the modern learning environment.

Remember your very first classroom? If your grade school was like most, it was a rectangular room, with the students’ desks lined up facing toward the teacher’s so you could see the chalkboard and pay attention to the lesson of the day.

16Nov 2015

Creating Engagement in the Classroom: Providing Answers to Questions

How professors and students alike can stay atop of the changing question-and-answer dynamic in the modern classroom

In today’s higher education environment, there are many obstacles faced by both students and educators. As class sizes continually rise, the opportunities for individual student interactions have fallen. When a single educator is tasked with presenting one or more chapters in a one-hour lecture, there is often little room to field questions. This can create a specific challenge on both sides of the podium.

02Sep 2015

Technology in the Classroom: Distraction or Opportunity?

In the last century, industries of all varieties have been leveraging technology to perform essential functions more efficiently. Higher education crawled through the E-Learning (desktop) phase and Mobile Learning (smart-device) is now becoming more popular in classrooms around the country. Has the high rate of student mobile device adoption created a distraction for educators or an opportunity to redefine real-time pedagogy?

Today, college students are among the most tech-savvy people on the planet. Each student has a preferred learning style and each professor has their own teaching preferences. A traditional lecture format allows limited delivery options for material and even fewer ways to personalize the learning experience. Growing class sizes and daunting student-teacher ratios are setting up both students and educators for failure. So how does mobile technology fit into the picture?

28Aug 2015

CourseKey Launches BIG at SDSU!

 

            CourseKey started out in SDSU's campus incubator , the Zahn Innovation Center
04Aug 2015