High Productivity

Africana Studies Planning and Managing for Results
high productivity thumbnail Students worked with deadlines, managing their projects and collaboration within a semester timeframe. Many of them experienced their multimedia project as an opportunity to learn new software, processes and skills. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Chicano/a Studies Effective Use of Real-world tools, Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
inventive thinking thumbnail I notice that the comments that students are submitting online reflect a higher level of quantitative data about presenters' behavior. Whereas the comments prior to my project included such statements as ‘She really did a nice job,’ or ‘He kept me interested,’ or ‘She looks comfortable,’ etc. -James Garza Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Communication Effective Use of Real-world Tools
high productivity thumbnail In preparing presentations of new communication tools, students exposed themselves to real-world tools they found interesting. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Computer Science Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail They used the Torque Game Engine by Garage games to develop their projects. Torque is used many professional game developers. “Students had a ‘near world’ experience in software development that gave them the skills future employers will value.” -Kris Stewart Click here or the thumbnail for more.
English and Comparative Literature Effective Use of Real-world Tools
High Productivity Thumb Students used a common program (PowerPoint) in extraordinary ways, allowing them develop confidence and self-efficacy with technology. Click here or the thumbnail for an excerpt of one student's project. To download the complete project go here.
Geology Effective Use of Real-world Tools
The online course provided students with a range of experiences learning in a web-based context. Click here or the thumbnail to go to the course website.
History Prioritizing and Managing for Results and Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail Students worked with deadlines, managing their projects and collaboration within a semester timeframe. They adapted to the way Wikipedia works and why and produced community-recognized high quality entries. “The Wiki contribution made me feel like a proto-historian because I did research in order to add my addition. I offered a brief thesis, or argument, and then tried to back it up with information. I imagine "real" (whatever that means) historians sometimes add to Wiki, just like we did.” -A Student
Recreation and Tourism Management Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail “For 7 years, you have served on the National Tourism Crisis Committee (NTCC). The NTCC is required to submit a final comprehensive report of the situation and present the major findings to a panel consisting of the Governor of Wyoming and USDI officials at the Wyoming State Capitol Building. Write-up a 25 page (minimum) professional-quality final report, with references in APA format” Excerpt from WebQuest
Rhetoric and Writing Studies Prioritizing, Planning and Managing for Results
High Productivity Thumb Students coordinated their roles and duties, and worked over the semester to bring their different perspectives together into one capstone project. Click here or the thumbnail for to view a excerpt of one teams's project.
Physics Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail Student groups learned how to delegate work to streamline the completion of their projects. Additionally, they used Blackboard to stay organized and up to date on tasks and used PowerPoint to design their brochures. Students developed new energy consumption habits throughout the course of the semester. Click here or the thumbnail for more.
Psychology Effective Use of Real-world Tools
High Productivity Thumb Wimba web conferencing tools used for online course delivery, give students hands on experience with the kinds of tools and environments they'll likely use in the professional lives.
Recreation and Tourism Management Producing Relevant, High Quality Products
high productivity thumbnail “For 7 years, you have served on the National Tourism Crisis Committee (NTCC). The NTCC is required to submit a final comprehensive report of the situation and present the major findings to a panel consisting of the Governor of Wyoming and USDI officials at the Wyoming State Capitol Building. Write-up a 25 page (minimum) professional-quality final report, with references in APA format” Excerpt from WebQuest
Rhetoric and Writing Studies Prioritizing, Planning and Managing for Results
High Productivity Thumb Students coordinated their roles and duties, and worked over the semester to bring their different perspectives together into one capstone project. Click here or the thumbnail for to view a excerpt of one teams's project.
 

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