WSU Technology Knowledge Base/Faculty Exchange/Nikki Civettini disccuses her use of Tegrity

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General Information

  • Audience - All WSU instructors interested in using Tegrity in their courses.
  • Interview Date - 3/4/2013
  • Tools Used - Tegrityl

Meet the Faculty Member

Dr. Nikki Civettini is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Winona State University. She received here BA, Sociology, Marquette University, MA, Sociology, University of Iowa, and PhD, Sociology, University of Iowa. Nikki's research focuses on family diversity, household labor, identity and group processes. Here CV can be found here.

(507) 457-5425 Minne Hall 230

Viewing the Interview Segments

The full interview is divided into six segments. Select play to begin viewing Segment 1. To advance to another segments at any time by using the Next Next button.

Segment Descriptions

Segment 1 Introduction Nikki Civettini introduces her self in this section. Segment 2 & 3 Could you talk specifically how you use Tegrity in your courses? She explains how she is using this both inside and outside the classroom to flip her classes. Segment 4 Could you talk about some of the ways your are capture content in Tegrity?Nikki talks here about the use of Tegrity with PowerPoint to capture content she would have covered in class during lectures. Segment 5 What type of outcomes are you seeing from your students Her students love the way the tool allows them to replay the content to chunk content up and dig deeper into the material. Segment 6 What do you find happening in the classroom portion of your flipped class?I am having great conversations in class material is taken further in discussion and group projects. Segment 7 What would you tell other faculty about your experience with this tool? It allows me to record content at my own pace and relax during the recording process. It also allows me to dig deeper and take the content into other more advanced directions.

Good Practices

  • Contribution Tracking: The use of the discussion board allows him to track individual student contributions and evaluate these more effectively.
  • Guiding Student Communication He asks students to keep comments positive, constructive, and let them go in any direction they need.

Key Outcomes

  • Even with initial student apprehension about communicating with this tool, interactions were positive and engaging.
  • Paul reports that using this tool has lead to more interaction with his students and tremendous professional growth.
  • Having all dialogue captured allows for a more in-depth assessment of student learning.

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