Student Engagement: Making the Learning Experience Sticky

The third session from the Engage 2013 conference, presented by Cengage Learning with SXSWedu, is a panel discussion featuring speakers Kenneth C. Green, Christy Price, and Carey Roberts.

Session Description: The intellectual roots of the current conversation about student engagement can be traced to the 1984 Involvement in Learning report of the US Department of Education’s Study on the Conditions of Excellence in Post-secondary Education. The Involvement report challenged faculty and institutions to recognize and to leverage the importance of student “involvement” and motivation in the post-secondary experience. Over the past 26 years, the concept of student involvement has morphed into efforts to foster student engagement: campuses and curricular content providers now strive to develop and provide learning experiences and course materials that are “sticky” — that draw students in and reinforce their motivation to learn. The panel session will highlight initiatives that have successfully fostered student engagement, with particular attention to millennial learners.

About the Presenters:

  • Kenneth C. Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of eLearning, and information technology in American higher education.
  • A professor of psychology at Dalton State College, Christy Price has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years. She is a nationally recognized authority on innovative teaching techniques to engage millennial learners.
  • Carey M. Roberts is Professor of History at Arkansas Tech University, where he also serves as Coordinator of University Assessment. He works with a wide-range of programs and course delivery systems at his institution and consults on accreditation and assessment matters with colleges and universities across the country.