Landing : Athabascau University

Practical Conversations On Teaching & Learning Series: Integrating Literacy Skills into the Curriculum

This recording is part of a new series of practical conversations on online teaching and learning.The first session is on Integrating Literacy Skills into the Curriculum.

This presentation will discuss the integration of instruction in
literacy and research skills into a first-year History course offered
online by Athabasca University. Learning in this course takes place
through interactive, automated online modules. These modules guide
students through the course and coach them through the completion of
written assignments. The modules offer students flexibility and feedback
without increasing the marking burden of instructors. The modules teach
the skills that students require in most History or Humanities courses
and which frequently cause frustration to improperly instructed students
and their instructors: critical reading, research, essay writing, and
documentation. Students’ literacy skills are assessed in three ways:
quizzes, assignments and the final examination. The mastery of these
literacy skills prepares students for academic success and intellectual
satisfaction. The teaching and learning strategy has been implemented in
Moodle successfully and currently the course is open and students are
enrolled. An evaluation project to assess the literacy skills modules is
being conducted.

A demonstration of how the modules work in Moodle will be of interest
for faculty and staff involved in course design and development.

Presenters: Marc Cels, Assistant Professor of History and Luis Guadarrama, Learning Designer

Date: November 30, 2011


These comments are moderated. Your comment will not be visible unless accepted by the content owner.

Only simple HTML formatting is allowed and any hyperlinks will be stripped away. If you need to include a URL then please simply type it so that users can copy and paste it if needed.