Ying Lin is a Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he teaches Statistics courses using Cerego. Learn how he customized Cerego Courseware to make statistics lessons stick.
How would you describe the students on your campus?
The student population on our campus is quite diverse, ranging from "traditional" college freshman, re-entry, working students, and so on. Consequently, their level of preparedness varies from very prepared to unprepared and not knowing what to expect.
What are some of the teaching and learning challenges you face as an instructor?
There is a large number of new terms that students need to pay attention to in statistics. However, most students did not expect to spend time learning new vocabulary in a math class.
How have you tried to address these challenges in the past?
I've used different tools in the LMS, such as Glossary in Moodle, as well as recommend students make their own flashcards to review the terms.
What has consistently come up short for you regarding the learning solutions you have tried?
It was difficult to make previous solutions a requirement for students. Thus, few students actually used them.
What attracted you to Cerego?
Cerego was recommended to me by Tim Melvin, a colleague at Santa Rosa Junior College.
“I was able to customize the content in accordance with the way I taught the course.”
- Professor at Santa Rosa Junior College
How did Cerego help you address the teaching and learning challenges in this course?
The challenge of vocabulary was addressed nicely by Cerego. I was able to customize the content in accordance with the way I taught the course.
What did you and your students like most about Cerego?
11 of my 14 students who took the end-of-semester survey said Cerego was "very helpful". They like the mobile platform, the period reminders for review, and the visuals for tracking progress.
What do you like best about the Cerego Canvas integration?
It is quite important, otherwise students can't see how their grades are updated in Canvas.
How was your experience with the Cerego Student Ambassador?
Paul Zuber-Fantulin was extremely helpful in the process. He was familiar with both Cerego and the content. Familiarity is essential for designing items in Cerego that align with the learning objectives.
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