Speaker Series

Dr. Ting Dai, PhD., Assistant Professor, College of Education, UIC

Quantitative Approaches to Better Measurement and Examination of Motivation and Cognition in Undergraduate Science Learning
Friday, March 23, 2018 1:00PM to 2:30PM
LSRI 1535, 1240 W Harrison Street

In this talk I will introduce an intervention project tailored to enhance student learning in a gateway introductory biology course and describe how we examined undergraduates’ engagement in one module of the online learning supports – learning strategy instruction videos. Motivated by the issue of intervention fidelity, we coded students’ written feedback on the strategy videos throughout the semester based on the model of self-relevance (Hartwell & Kaplan, 2018) together with other engagement data. We took a variety of approaches to analyzing the data to understand how student engagement in the learning support fluctuated over time, and how it differentiated the effects of learning supports on students’ course achievement and motivation. I will contextualize the findings in the larger discourse on online learning engagement and online intervention fidelity to discuss implications for STEM education and future research.