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June 27, 2020

Engagement to Autonomy: Four Strategies for Face-to-Face or Online Learning in First-Year Experience Courses

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Paty Cantu and Hayley Kazen, Faculty Focus
Although teaching first-time freshmen across all content areas presents challenges, first-year experience (FYE) courses also have unique obstacles which must be overcome, especially with the shift to online learning. Often, there is no traditional content such as math or history, so students may ask, “What will I get out of this class?” As instructors and professors, we need to get creative in challenging and engaging students so they feel motivated to learn. This semester, we surveyed students in both face-to-face and online FYE courses and found four active learning strategies that helped students become more engaged.

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