Digital Engagement Tools for Biology Julianne Isaac & Lindsay Bradac Digital Solutions Managers Chickering and Gamson ‘Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education’ (AAHE Bulletin, 1987) 1. Encourages contact between students and faculty 2. Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students 3. Encourages active learning 4. Provides prompt feedback 5. Emphasizes time on task 6. Communicates high expectations 7. Respects Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning The Digital Instructor Profile Traditionalist Print-Digital Hybrid Married to print for many years and find it hard to change. Values technology, but also appreciates printed textbooks Resistant to (and intimidated by) technology Want technology to provide efficiencies in order to save time and resources Works harder to compensate for not using technology Finding it harder to engage some students Represents a large segment of the market Up to the challenge of improving student engagement, but acknowledge that it is not easy. Digital Leader Desire to build online courses Wants to reach new students outside traditional borders Influencer to the “Hybrid” Need support in developing / delivering online courses Custom is a must! Fastest growing part of the market Relatively small, but fast growing segment of the market features products COMPLEMENT CONNECT CREATE Online Courses Premium Websites Homework Solutions Complements Course Connects In Class to Out of Class Created Ground Up Engaging Homework w/ Instant Feedback Turn Key Online Courses Premium Digital Assets Enhanced eBook Premium Assets + Assessment Enhanced eBooks Mastery Level Assessment Outcome Based / Instructional Designers Engage. Prepare. Educate. Engage. Prepare. Educate. Over 20 years in the making! Deep coverage of Biology and Evolutionary history of earth's biodiversity Assists in a Zoology course, focusing on invertebrates or upper level invertebrate course Vertebrates coming soon! Lab modules, video with companion observation guides, drag and drop quizzes, interactive crossword puzzles, self-study materials Academically rich and interactive glossary expands from every link Multitude of copyright and royalty free illustrations and lecture materials Easy navigation for students by modularizing the groups via the classification scheme Thank you… Access to Explore Further…..