Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 5
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Who Knew? The Syllabus Quiz Is an Indicator of Course Performance!
The START HERE is only a beginning! It's important stuff, right? Make sure students understand the expectations before they begin the course. Want to know who has the best chance at succeeding in the course? Look at the scores of the syllabus quiz!
Learning Objectives
Argue for the use of a syllabus quiz in the design of online/blended courses at their institution.
Summarize research about employment of the syllabus quiz use in online courses.
Write effective questions for syllabus quizzes to increase student success in online courses.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
QM Coordinators
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Dan A. Keast, Professor & Chair of Music, The University of Texas Permian Basin
Dr. Dan Keast is a pioneer of online teaching and presents his research and innovations to a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education. Dan adapts his courses and constructivist teaching methods to new media, student needs, and innovative pedagogy. Keast won the University's nomination for the Regents' Teaching Award in 2014 and the 2015 nomination for the Piper Professor due to his reputation as an face-to-face/online educator, and caring mentor to students, faculty, and alumni.