Faculty Spotlight: Sedef Smith, Randy Davis, and Carl Sheperis, Spring 2014 Recipients
Today, we are spotlighting Lamar University professors, Drs. Sedef U. Smith, Randy J. Davis, and Carl J. Sheperis. They were Spring 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients for their proposal, “Feedback plug-in application for Blackboard: The much needed tool for revolutionizing the assessment of students’ online discussion participation.”
We are thrilled to share their findings and thank them for participating in our Faculty Research Grant Program. Below is the abstract of the study along with a link to the full report.
A new focus in online education is recognition of the importance of self-regulation for successful online learning. As such, more efforts are being directed toward assessment initiatives that aim to make students more cognizant of their learning efforts and performance in the online learning environment. Building on prior research, in this project, we developed a feedback plug-in application that will promote student self-regulation in online discussions by revolutionizing the way instructors assess their students’ discussion participation.