Lori is a college instructor at Penn State Abington. In addition to teaching, she works as a Community Liaison for Montgomery County Community College and is the Abington Township Commissioner. She brings a unique perspective into her Introduction to Sociology course, where she uses Cerego.
Cerego: How would you describe the students on your campus?
Lori Schreiber: Students at Penn State Abington are what you’d describe as ‘traditional,’ with a few returning adults. Many have jobs outside of school. They are commuters.
Cerego: What are some of the teaching and learning challenges you face as an instructor?
LS: I teach an accelerated hybrid format. Some students were having a hard time learning all of the terms/concepts at such a fast pace. Cerego seems to help with that.
Cerego: How have you tried to address these challenges in the past?
LS: I have my own online flashcards and study guides. Cerego adds an adaptive dimension to these existing materials.
Cerego: What has consistently come up short for you regarding the learning solutions you have tried?
LS: The lack of follow through from students. With Cerego, I can monitor their progress daily.
Cerego: What attracted you to Cerego?
LS: I was contacted for a free trial last summer, which is the best time of year for me to try extra things that can help in class. I tried the system first hand, the way a student would as part of their evaluation process, and enjoyed Cerego. Based on this experience, I thought students would like it as well. They can use Cerego anytime, anywhere with mobile devices.
Cerego: How did Cerego help you address the teaching and learning challenges in this course?
LS: I believe the students are learning terms better with support from Cerego.
Cerego: What did you and your students like most about Cerego?
LS: I think the students enjoy the ease of use they get with Cerego on their mobile devices.
“I think the students enjoy the ease of use they get with Cerego on their mobile devices.”
- Professor at Penn State Abington