OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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Thursday, October 12 • 10:15am - 10:40am
Table 13 - Personalizing Instructions to Promote Student Success in an OER Math Course

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MTH 151 is one of our high-enrollment courses. The students in this course are liberal arts students who need 3 math credits for their degree.Š—À Almost all of our online courses use a Š—“one size fits allŠ— approach. All of the students in the same course receive the same instruction. Many of the students tend to have an aversion to math and MTH 151 has become a road block for many liberal arts students. As we know, students have different background, different learning styles, and different interests. Research has shown interest-based instruction can help students conceptualize tasks and make connections between their prior knowledge and abstract concepts. To promote student success and academic achievement, we created interest-based instruction based on the open educational resources adopted in the Math course. In this session we will show you how we used the open educational resources in the course, how we identified four most popular interest areas among the students, and how we created personalized interactive learning modules for each interest areas. Attendees will walk away with the interactive lectures we created and can incorporate them into their own Math courses.


Shaoyu Chi

Instructional Designer, Northern Virginia Community College

Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 10:40am PDT
Royal Ballroom