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International First Year Experience Conference Presentation on Teamwork

Lani Uyeno and Leanne Riseley of Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii will be presenting on the use of teamwork for 21st Century learning at the International First Year Experience in Waikoloa, Hawaii in June 2013. The Problem-Based Learning (PBL)… Continue reading

Problem-Based Learning Standards

What does it mean to design and teach a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course? Practitioners of PBL in the University of Hawaii System researched this question and pulled from their own experience to develop the attached Problem-Based Learning Standards. This is… Continue reading

Developing Authentic Assessments: Have My Students Learned Anything?

Waterfall in HawaiiPRLS 2013 at Leeward CC, Pearl City, Hawaii

May 13-17, 2013

Info: http://prls2013.weebly.com

You’ve designed the assignment, met with students as they worked on it, and now you have the finished product in front of you. The results are not what you expected, and you ask yourself, “Are my students really learning anything?”

If this scenario is even vaguely familiar, this workshop track is for you. We will go through a step-by-step process, starting with student learning outcomes and culminating with assessment tasks and measurement tools. Continue reading

Pacific Region Learning Summit 2013

Faculty at PRLS 2012Aloha!

All educators are invited to participate in a professional development opportunity designed to transform your teaching and your students’ learning.

When: May 13-17, 2013
Where: Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawai’i
More Info: PRLS 2013 website at http://prls2013.weebly.com/… Continue reading

2013 PASSHE Virtual Conference

Lani Uyeno and Leanne Chun Riseley will be presenting at the Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: the 2013 PASSHE Virtual Conference on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 7PM EST. Our session is on Using Teamwork in an Online Class: Five Successful Strategies. The presentation will highlight an online introductory computer science course’s use of teamwork with video highlights from other online STEM courses.

Context & Problem:  Employers are looking for college graduates who demonstrate teamwork and collaboration skills, but how do we help students develop these skills in online courses? One approach is to include teamwork as a requirement in an online course. But how does Continue reading