articles, articles

January 27, 2023

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I looked at more of the articles that those “five principles for reforming developmental education” said they were based on. Basically, the *only* place that’s done co-reqs successfully is CUNY per “Should Students Assessed as Needing Remedial Mathematics Take College-Level Quantitative Courses Instead? A Randomized Controlled Trial.” That’s included in the 17 articles. For example, […]

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Reflections on successes

January 27, 2023

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I decided to hop the bus today– Wednesdya’s “snow day” was almost all slush, followed by cold. Yesterday most surfaces had a bit of a glaze and even today, I was concerned that yes, the middle of the road where the cars heated stuff up would be fine and yes, I take the lane when […]

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Snow day!

January 27, 2023

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…. at least for us, and Lakeland College, and schools out in the county (many of them going to “e-learning”). It’s wet, heavy snow and not too much of it so the roads are not covered and there are water puddles. I don’t know what it’s like out on the prairie. Local schools are open […]

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Article: developmental reform

January 22, 2023

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Douglas, D., Edwards, R., & McKay, H. (2020). First in the world—AMP-UP, Union County College: Final evaluation report. Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Education and Employment Research Center. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED608872.pdf This is the first of the 17 studies “meeting rigorous… standards” referred to in the paper linked to in Five Principles for Reforming Developmental […]

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Blue Dolphin

January 16, 2023

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Okay, listening to Second Effort and it’s an awesome song but I’m not that low 😉 as I get ready to try again! Maybe Man With Blue Dolphin… (just changed the title to this post). Blue Dolphin is a schooner boat… Stan Rogers wrote awesome songs about boats… “He pounds his fist white on the […]

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It’s not about the technology

January 13, 2023

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So! I’m in the Digital Learning Lab cohort — where we try out using technology to help adults learn. Executive Summary (TL/DR:) We also know it’s not really about the tools — it’s how they’re used — and what they’re used on. With enough support and stuff to organize, WE SUCCEEDED !!! Long version 😛 […]

AI math tutor

January 12, 2023

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Hey, it’s Microsoft, it must be good! EEDI has “better” diagnostic questions. Their example: instead of “which of these is a multiple of 6” and 6 numbers bigger than 6 but only one is right, include a factor of six in case that’s the real issue.. Hi, both questions are “do you know this arbitrary […]

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focus, focus…

January 10, 2023

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Thursday of Prep Week. Seems we are missing out on the horrendous weathers. I”m rather struggling to remember what I’m doing ;P Got an email saying that at the end of the module you could emal and your work would be looked over and you’d get a certificate of completion. No, there aren’t any structures […]

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And *another* article!

January 8, 2023

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Accelerating College Remediation: Examining the Effects ofMath Course Redesign on Student Academic SuccessAngela Boatman THE JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION2021, VOL. 92, NO. 6, 927–960https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2021.1888675 This looks at 3 colleges redesigning courses. Community College A (CCA) combined 3 levels of dev math into one; Community College B divided into modules and used technology, and the third […]

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another article

January 8, 2023

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Park, T., Woods, C. S., Hu, S., Bertrand Jones, T., & Tandberg, D. (2018). What Happens to Underprepared First-Time-in-College Students When Developmental Education is Optional? The Case of Developmental Math and Intermediate Algebra in the First Semester. Journal of Higher Education, 89(3), 318–340. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2017.1390970   It’s Creative Commons non-commercial no-derivatives-attribution, YAY! I am not sure how/if I […]

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