Using Student Choice in Assignments to Create a Learner-Centered Environment for Online Courses

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Pinchot, Jamie
dc.contributor.author Paullet, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-31T14:55:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-31T14:55:21Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Pinchot, J., & Paullet, K. (2020). Using Student Choice in Assignments to Create a Learner-Centered Environment for Online Courses. 2020 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference. v6 n5322. ISSN: 2473-4901. http://proc.iscap.info/2020/pdf/5322.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11347/410
dc.description.abstract Learner-centered approaches have been found to be effective in online courses for encouraging a deep understanding of course content and for encouraging student engagement. Instructors of two information systems courses revised their online teaching methods to incorporate student choice in assignments. All assignments except a weekly quiz were made optional, and more assignments were provided than were necessary to obtain an A in the course. A variety of assignment types that would appeal to different learning styles were incorporated, allowing students the flexibility to choose assignments that most appealed to them. Findings show that students completed a range of assignment types, with 47% of students completing more assignments than were necessary to earn an A grade. Student reviews were extremely positive about the choice in assignments and noted that the flexibility gave them more control over their learning. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher 2020 Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject alternative grading methods en_US
dc.subject cafeteria-style grading en_US
dc.subject online education en_US
dc.subject student engagement en_US
dc.title Using Student Choice in Assignments to Create a Learner-Centered Environment for Online Courses en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account

Statistics