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students who answered incorrectly can be grouped with students who answered the question correctly. Learning Catalytics generates these matches automatically and then sends instructions to individual users on how to form groups. It might send an instruction to a student’s device saying, “Discuss your answer with Guthrie Andres, behind you.” After discussing, students can submit a second round of responses to show changes in understanding. After the professor closes a question, students can send a message to the professor if they still don’t understand.
These grouping features are notable because they make Learning Catalytics more than a simple response system. This is a system for managing student interactions, monitoring student understanding, and teaching using peer interaction.
when students come into class and log into Learning Catalytics, they’ll be asked what seat they are sitting in
SLAM 2/14/14 – Eric Mazur, Catalyzing Learning Using Learning
Introduction to Learning Catalytics
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Fundamentally, by allowing faculty to ask questions and view feedback in realtime in a graphical representation of their students’ comprehension of the material, Pearson is adding an important new service layer for in-class feedback and communication.
Hold a Master’s degree (or be enrolled in a Master’s program at the time of application);
Be employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or in a U.S. territory;
English Teaching Assistantships. ETAs in over 50 countries assist in teaching conversational English to grade school, high school, or college students. ETAs assist in the classroom and lead conversation for 20+ hours per week. Some host countries prefer applicants who intend to become foreign language teachers; others encourage applicants of all majors, including those who do not speak the host country language. Applicants with more than five years teaching experience should consider other Fulbright programs. See: http://www.fulbrightteacherexchange.org and http://exchanges.state.gov/education/engteaching/.
TEACH Grant The Federal TEACH Grant for students in a graduate teaching credential / master’s program who plan to teach in high-need fields at low-income schools.
Financial aid recipients must successfully complete the minimum unit requirement for all the types and amounts of financial aid they receive each term in order to maintain SAP. The number of units a student is required to complete may differ from the enrollment requirement. Please refer to the chart that follows:
Total maximum amount of Direct Loans allowed for master’s degree students is $138,500, of which no more than $65,500 may be in subsidized funds.
Graduate Students N/A $20,500 (unsubsidized only)
Your servicer’s contact information will always be available to you through the National Student Loan Data System website, NSLDS – Student Access.
For students pursuing a master’s degree or post-master’s certificate, the interest rate is fixed at 5.41% for unsubsidized loans taken out for the 2013-14 academic year.
Congress made major changes to the interest rates on the federal loan programs in July 2013. Various other changes to the terms of some loans during the grace period and the total period of time for which loans can have subsidized interest have also been made recently. Student and parent borrowers may have loans with different terms. For a detailed explanation of the terms of your loans, you must contact your loan servicer. Your loan will be assigned to a servicer after your first disbursement is made. Your servicer’s contact information will always be available to you through the National Student Loan Data System website, NSLDS – Student Access.
#2. Maximum Degree Unit limits
Financial aid recipients are monitored for the length of time needed to complete their degreeby measuring their total units completed. Undergraduate students will be eligible to receive financial aid only until they receive a degree or earn a maximum of 175 semester units. Graduate students are eligible to receive financial aid only until they earn their degree or earn 75 semester units. Students who change their minors/majors, who are pursuing double minors/majors, or who are attempting second baccalaureates will be held to the same maximum time frame.
The Office of Student Financial Aid will attempt to notify a student when it appears that he or she will exceed the unit maximum. Unless a student can provide information, which would justify why the degree hasnot been granted, his or her financial aid will be canceled.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals
Students who fail one or more of the SAP requirements mentioned in #1 or #2 must appeal to theSatisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee (SAPAC). The required paperwork is available inthe Office of Student Financial Aid.
All financial aid recipients should speak to a financial aid counselor to discuss the impactof any proposed changes in enrollment such as dropping a course, repeating a course, or withdrawingfrom the University. Any of these changes may affect his/her satisfactory academic progress andfuture eligibility for financial aid.
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