In 2020, Macomb Community College combined the college’s academic literacy and writing center and academic content tutoring center under one administrative team, allowing the college to reimagine tutoring services to better meet the needs of our students enrolled in remote, online, hybrid, and in-person courses. This shift—combined with the educational impacts we observed from COVID-19—encouraged us to apply what we had learned in working with students on reading and writing to other disciplines such as math, business, and physics and to develop new ways to support self-regulated learning across disciplines.
Join Achieving the Dream on Friday, October 14th, from 12:00-1:30pm EST, along with experts from SRI, the Community College Research Center, and participating colleges to learn about new approaches to improving student success in online STEM courses. We’ll learn about the role of self-directed learning skills and mindsets and about evidence for why and how self-directed learning works and hear about examples of this strategy in practice.
Join us at NISOD’s Fall Virtual Conference for Supporting Student Learning in Online STEM Courses: Insights from the Postsecondary Teaching with Technology Collaborative. Thursday, October 20, 2022, 2:10-3:00 pm ET. Faculty, staff, and administrators are seeking ways to support students with the learning skills and mindsets needed to succeed online…
Join us for the online portion of the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, for Teaching with technology to support students? Skills for managing their learning on November 2, 11:45-12:20 EST. To succeed academically, college students must develop and apply strategies for managing their learning, such as goal setting, task planning, getting help, reflecting on progress, and adjusting their strategies.
Join us for Transforming STEM Higher Education: Back to Broken, AAC&U’s Conference on accelerating undergraduate STEM education reform for Creative Strategies to Support Self-Directed Learning in Online Intro STEM Courses, Friday, November 4, 2022, 8:30-9:00 am EST. Researchers will report on findings from a study of the ways that instructors teaching online introductory STEM courses use instructional strategies and educational technology to help students develop self-directed learning (SDL) skills and mindsets like motivation, planning, help-seeking, and reflection.
Some skills can be learned and coached, but not taught. Instruction about skills like leadership, creativity, and self-directed learning reduces them to a formulaic recipe that the learner follows, without mastering the essential capabilities of recognizing the unique characteristics of a particular situation and of improvising an approach suited to the occasion.