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Effective Strategies for College SuccessCourse InformationInstructorDr. Martha MeachamContact InformationEmail:[email protected]Phone: 512.829-1364Office LocationONLINE –no face-to-face meetings required. If you need tomeet in person, my office is on theHAYS CAMPUS 2nd Floor Adjunctofficesby appt. only.Instructor AvailabilityMon - 10 AM -12:00 pmTues 10-11 am~ By phone call oremail ~ Other times can be arrangedby appointment.I am not available on Saturday orSunday.Web site:Course site:For help with Blackboard, visit:StudentSupport.phpLearning Lab TutorstoringCourse Textbook=ZERO COSTEffective Learning Strategies atAustin Community College, compiledand edited by Heather Syrett andLaura Lucas.These materials are OpenEducational Resources (OER).Students do NOT purchase a textbook.The materials are available, free of charge, atCourse RationaleThe purpose of this course is to provide all interested studentswith an opportunity to learn and adopt the knowledge, skills,motivation and behaviors that will enhance their success inlearning and in life.Course DescriptionA study of the 1) research and theory in the psychology oflearning, cognition, and motivation, 2) factors that impact learning,and 3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models ofstrategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as theconceptual basis for the introduction of college-level studentacademic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g.,learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths andweaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimatelyexpected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussedacross their own academic programs and become effective andefficient learners. Students developing these skills should be ableto continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.Instructional MethodologyThis online course will include the following teaching and learningstrategies: assigned readings and multimedia presentations,instructional documents, practice exercises, reflective journals,discussion boards, self-assessments, papers and exams.
General EducationLearning OutcomesSocial ResponsibilityAnalyze differences andcommonalities among peoples,ideas, aesthetic traditions, andcultural practices to includeintercultural competence, knowledgeof civic responsibility, and the abilityto engage effectively in regional,national, and global communities.Critical ThinkingGather, analyze, synthesize,evaluate and apply information forthe purposes of innovation, inquiry,and creative thinking.

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