Improving Student Writing
Co-Facilitators - Ida M. Jones and Adrian Ramirez
The goal of this FLC is to examine various computer-based writing programs and determine whether they help improve student writing and if so, to what extent. The focus this year is on MyWritingLab as the program to test.
Ida M. Jones
Ida M. Jones is the Verna Mae and Wayne Brooks Professor of Business Law (2011-13) for the Craig School of Business, Director of CSALT, and a TILT Fellow. She teaches the introductory business law course for undergraduate business majors and sports marketing law for sports marketing majors along with teaching in the MBA and Executive MBA programs. Ida has taught courses in human resources law and ethics for a variety of businesses, including PELCO, St. Agnes Medical Center and others. Ida's research interests involve promoting and improving learning through innovative and proven (evidence-based) teaching methods. These have included using Second Life (a 3D virtual world), Twitter (idaj) and many online tools to engage students. Ida blogs periodically.
Adrian Ramirez brings diverse experience as a faculty member, administrator, and counselor from local community colleges and the university. His research interests include students from historically under-represented backgrounds (e.g. first-generation, low-income, and ethnic minority), student success, support programs, and assessment and evaluation. Currently, Adrian serves as the Director of the Title V - HSI Program at Fresno State.
For more information, contact Adrian Ramirez.