Our cohort members will utilize a variety of pedagogical strategies in their course redesign including flipped classrooms, hybrid courses, virtual labs, online assignments, and team-based learning. Most members will develop video tutorials as part of their course redesign.
Engineering/Computer Science/Finance Redesign Cohort Lead, Paul Nissenson, Ph.D.
About the Lead: Paul has been a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona since 2011. He teaches courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and numerical methods. Paul’s current research interests include studying the impact of technology in engineering education and viscosity measurement. He believes that recent advances in technology have made it possible to completely rethink the in-class experience and loves experimenting with technologies and related pedagogies in the classroom.
Redesign Strategy: A flipped classroom approach was used to introduce active learning exercises in class with multiple opportunities for assessment. The McGraw-Hill Connect platform was used to increase engagement with the textbook.
Redesign Outcomes: The flipped format has allowed a more engaging environment with increased interaction among students.
Top 3 Pedagogies Used: Flipped classroom, active learning, adaptive learning software
Technologies Used: Camtasia (video tutorials), McGraw-Hill Connect, Blackboard
Cohort Meeting Dates/Times: Schedule may change – 1:00-2:00 pm on the first or second Friday of the month via zoom.
Cohort Meeting format:
- Members provide brief status updates (~2-3 min each, ~30 min total)
- Discussion of upcoming due dates, recent general PLC meetings, and questions/concerns raised during the status updates (~15 min total).
- One cohort member gives a short presentation on a technology they are using in their courses or have found useful in the past (~15 min total). This last item will allow members to make significant contributions to the cohort.
|Cohort Members||Campus||Redesign Course|
|Paul Nissenson (Lead)||Fullerton||ME 311|
|Natasha Anderson||Fullerton||CPSC 121|
|Judy Challinger||Chico||CSCI 311|
|Cheng Chen||San Francisco||ENGR 323|
|Julie Fogarty||Sacramento||ENGR 112|
|Gurman Gill||Sonoma||CS 115|
|Mark Gondree||Sonoma||CS 115|
|Webster Johnson||Chico||MECH 100|
|Willem Kymmell||Chico||CMGT 110|
|Anand Panangadan||Fullerton||CPSC 131|
|Dana Paquin||San Luis Obispo||MATH 141|
|Conrad Shayo||San Bernardino||IST 274|
|Qi Sun||San Marcos||FIN 341|
|Xiaoyan Sun||Sacramento||CSC 134|
|Nolan Tsuchiya||Pomona||ME 340|
|Raman Unnikrishnan||Fullerton||EGEE 203|
|Vida Vakilian||Bakersfield||ECE 3230|
|Haowei Wang||Fullerton||EGME 304|