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National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) Course Redesign Project in College Algebra. Robert Carson The Redesign Alliance Second Annual Conference The Rosen Center, Orlando, FL March 17, 2008. AA. ABOUT HCC. HCC. Founded in 1946 First junior college in Maryland

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National center for academic transformation ncat course redesign project in college algebra

National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT)Course Redesign Project in College Algebra

Robert Carson

The Redesign Alliance Second Annual Conference

The Rosen Center, Orlando, FL

March 17, 2008


AA

ABOUT

HCC

HCC

  • Founded in 1946

  • First junior college in Maryland

  • Tri-state location


Fall 2007 mat 101
Fall 2007 MAT 101

  • 3 Sections of the Redesign Model

  • 1 Online Section

  • 10 Sections of the Traditional Lecture

  • All Sections took a 25 point common assessment


Results we noticed
Results We Noticed

  • Students with grades of C or higher averaged at least 45 hours on the online portion of the class

  • Students were doing the homework

  • Attention to details and not following directions were the major problems with the student software interface.


Fall 2007 college algebra course level assessment
Fall 2007 College Algebra Course Level Assessment

  • All sections and Instructors continue to use their own final exams with a mandatory common supplement

  • Require the application of several algebra skills and critical thinking

  • Students must show their work

  • Graded by team of full-time faculty

  • Same instructor grades each problem for consistency

  • Random sample of students completing College Algebra are tested using the CAAP Mathematics exam to compare Mathematics skills with a normed national group





Mathematics caap scores out of 80
Mathematics CAAP Scores (out of 80)


What did the students think about the redesign
What did the students think about the redesign?

  • 83 students in the new MAT 101 Re-design were asked to complete the survey.

    • Of these, 53 responded (64%)

  • Comments were both positive and negative, but positive > negative

  • Survey feedback useful in finalizing the process for Spring 2008


Cost of Instruction per studentTraditional vs. Redesign(Does not include facilities or computer resources)

Cost per student

Actual Cost

Traditional

Delivery

Fall 2006

Projected

Cost

Redesign

Spring 2008


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