From:                              Bonnie Jefferis

Sent:                               Friday, April 24, 2009 2:57 PM

To:                                   Janice Thiel

Subject:                          Form Submission (Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs))


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Critical Thinking Activities & Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs)

Thank you for submitting your Critical Thinking Activity/RLO idea. Please forward this message and attach any supplemental files (e.g., Handouts, PowerPoints, etc.) to


Title of Critical Thinking Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Recording and Evaluating Student Performances


Briefly describe or summarize the Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: We are going to record student performances, and evaluate those performances, using SPOC.


Subject Area(s) - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Communications


What is(are) the Major Learning Outcome(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (from course outline)?

Your Answer: SPC 1600 = MLO # 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 SPC 1060 = MLO # 1, 2, 3, 7 SPC 1016 = MLO # 1, 2, 6, 8 Also MLOs in sign language/interpreter training, and perhaps foreign language.


What is(are) the Course Objective(s) addressed by this Activity/RLO (stated in performance terms)?

Your Answer: To improve student performance skills.


Type of Activity/RLO - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Individual


Time - How much time does it take to conduct this Activity/RLO?

Your Answer: Multiple Classes


List the materials that are necessary to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: Small camera affixed to ceiling - already assigned to speech department SPOC - already available


Instructions - Give detailed step-by-step instructions on how to conduct this Activity/RLO:

Your Answer: 1. Set up classroom and classroom technology to record student performances. 2. Have students perform, and record the performances. 3. E-mail each student's performance to him/her with instructions for personal review. 4. Review each student's speech and add commentary to the recording. 5. E-mail each student's speech with commentary to each student.


List Additional Resources, for example: Web address/URL, Handouts, PowerPoint, etc. Copy/Paste URLs here. Later, when you receive your confirmation message, forward any supplemental files to the QEP Director.

Your Answer:,,,5,6;journal,8,146;linkingpublicationresults,1:30032


SPC established as its definition of critical thinking: The active and systemic process of communication, problem solving, evaluation, analysis, synthesis, and reflection, both individually and in community, to foster understanding, support sound decision-making, and guide action.


Which aspect(s) of critical thinking does this Activity/RLO address? - Select all that apply:

Your Answer: Communication, Problem-solving, Evaluation, Analysis, Synthesis, Reflection


How will this improve our students’ ability to think critically?

Your Answer: 1. Students will be able to see problems, where sometimes students deny problems that are noted only by the professor. 2. Students will be able to gauge the performance impact, where sometimes students exaggerate impact noted only by the professor. 3. Students will be able to watch the recording and compare what they see to what they saw other students present in the classroom.


Have you consulted the Activity/RLO Guidelines?

Your Answer: Yes


If you have any questions or comments about this form, please contact Janice Thiel at or call (727) 341-3110