PERC 2008 Abstract Detail Page
|Abstract Title:||A Variety of Diversity: Facing Higher Education's Educational Challenges|
|Abstract:||First among the many important challenges facing American higher education is the need to improve the effectiveness of our educational programs. Public concern has heightened the sense of urgency for colleges and universities to make progress on improving and measuring educational outcomes, which is made more challenging by the varieties of diversity facing us. Students are more diverse than ever, both in terms of their personal characteristics but also in terms of their abilities, preparation, and expectations.
In order to make sense of the increasing varieties of diversity affecting our postsecondary educational efforts this session will draw upon research from a range of local and national efforts in these areas. One example is ongoing research at the University of Michigan that explores the educational implications of implementing a web-based lecture capture system in large lecture courses. Student use of and reactions to such systems is important, as is the potential to influence course performance for students in general, but also for underrepresented and at-risk student subpopulations. In addition to helping bring our current landscape into focus, the session will identify effective practices as well as continuing challenges to improving educational practice for undergraduate students.
|Abstract Type:||Invited Talk
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