Karen Swett, Communications Studies, CSU Northridge
The faculty participants loved the BootCamp. While not everyone surveyed was quite as enthusiastic as Professor Swett, the overall feedback we received universally positive satisfaction ratings from the faculty survey of our debut event. Our participants learned a lot—and so did we. We are still learning how to combine our innovative technology experience with professional development to empower instructors to help their students succeed.
College instructors are looking for help to innovate and evolve their courses—and particularly tools and techniques to engage students in deep learning. And, we are learning how to combine our innovative technology experience with professional development to empower instructors. We welcome assessment, we know how to learn from it and make improvements for the next Engaged Learning BootCamp. Our participants told us that the most valuable and engaging training they received was learning how to create formative and adaptive learning assessment to help their students succeed.
I liked that the Chancellor's office is backing a move towards affordable learning and innovative teaching styles.
Christopher Anicich, Marketing, CSU Fullerton
We are especially pleased that Cal State and other systems and institutions are focused on helping their faculty embrace new course constructs. We created Café Learn to be a course development platform that empowers instructors to embrace and adopt proven teaching strategies. The Café Learn technology allows for the streamlining of this movement. And, the BootCamp provides direct access to educational thought leaders, that gives faculty the practiced confidence to drive student engagement in their classrooms as well as virtually.
The Engaged Learning BootCamp took place at California State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills. The BootCamp was funded by CSU with support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. This professional development seminar was designed to introduce the faculty to an arsenal of tactics for driving student engagement. This article was originally published in LinkedIn.