Sunday, September 29, 2013

Students are moving along in KA, but I have a few issues

I've got my students working in KA twice per week and I've assigned them modules. I haven't recommended modules, they just have a list of modules they need to work on. One problem I'm having is that I don't think a student can work on a module until s/he masters it. Once they move up from "needs practice" to "practiced," then I can't seem to see how they can go to the next level on that particular module.

As far as I can tell, they can only "level up" by taking the Mastery Challenges. This makes it hard to give them points for mastering an assigned module which is what I did last year. If you know how to master a module without using the Mastery Challenges, leave a comment. I'd love to know.

So until I figure out how I can do this, I'm giving them points for time spent in KA. They get 1 point for each minute spent up to 50 minutes per week. I'm hoping this will inspire some to work outside of class. They get close to 50 minutes per week in class, so it's almost a freebie.

I'll be giving a presentation on how to use KA at the SLO Connects conference this coming Saturday, October 5, 2013. If you're interested, come on by. It's only $10 for the whole day, including lunch! Such a deal!

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