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Keeping in Summer Shape (KiSS): Helping Students Bridge the Gap Between Sequential Gateway STEM courses
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, Arizona State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-31-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

“If you don’t use it, you lose it” is the sad reality of what happens to skills and abilities that are not practiced over time When the loss involves reading, writing, and arithmetic and takes place over summer break from school, it is called the "summer gap effect," and it has been well documented across the board in K-12 education, especially in math We now know that the summer gap effect persists beyond high school University students who take the summer off between sequential introductory STEM courses are significantly more likely to perform poorly than are students who take the two closely-related courses in the same academic year In this best practices presentation, I share the development of a mobile, engaging, innovative, and student-friendly Keeping in Summer Shape (KiSS) program that is being used to help students who take the summer off between related introductory engineering mathematics courses bridge the gap and stay fresh on prerequisite skills and concepts

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van de Sande, C. (2017). Keeping in Summer Shape (KiSS): Helping Students Bridge the Gap Between Sequential Gateway STEM courses. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 483-488). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2019 from .

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