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Virtual ISSOTL09

A special virtual presentation of session VI01, from New Zealand:
VI01 Ma te Mahi e Ako Ai: Learning by Doing in New Zealand Higher Education: Research on the Relationship between Student Engagement and Service-Learning

Lane Perry; Billy O'Steen; and Peter Cammock (University of Canterbury)

Instruments such as the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE) identify measures of student engagement and have been used by over 1,200 higher-education institutions in the US and the Australasia region. By their widespread adoption and promotion of scores, these participating institutions are interested in their levels of student engagement and are, presumably, seeking ways to improve those levels, including implementing engaging pedagogies. Recent studies have argued that student engagement in the teaching and learning process is a key factor in student success in higher education, and that SL is a source for promoting student engagement. These arguments are given credence by empirical studies of SL that have demonstrated significant increases in many of the indicators of engagement measured by the NSSE. However, studies that emphasize the influence of SL on student engagement and learning outcomes in New Zealand are rare.

This study will identify the influence of SL on student engagement in two upper-division courses at the University of Canterbury, using AUSSE data and the Naturalistic Inquiry (NI) methodology. It will also identify the relationship of SL in those courses with student development outcomes according to the 1999 Service Experience Survey and NI. Considering the effects of SL on engagement and student development have been relatively un-researched in a New Zealand tertiary environment, the implications of this study could provide insight into the further development of SL as a conduit to student engagement in New Zealand and at an international level.

part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y674Ni1zPRQ
part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJsZJEwqMbI
part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6klQ4SvGNU


Interview Snippets with Daniel Hickey, following his ISSOTL09 presentation:
D07 Fostering Exemplary University Teaching
and Learning with ePortfolios

Anastasia Morrone; Daniel Hickey; John Gosney; Michael Wagner;
David Goodrum (Indiana University)

Assessment provides crucial feedback and evidence in support of university teaching and learning Portfolios have long provided a powerful complement to traditional assessments and exams, because they support valuable reflection, communication, and refinement. Electronic portfolios and the associated communication networks promise to dramatically enhance this potential in both traditional and online course contexts. Three presentations will represent three intersection communities of practice who are using the Sakai Open Source Portfolio at Indiana University.
Oak Room 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Presentations

Dan Hickey on "Positioning Portfolios"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EmXVmpqeco

Dan Hickey "About Traditional Assessment"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9NkgnFnOWo


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