The time that Computing faculty at Northern Arizona University (NAU) spent on data entry and hand grading prevented them from spending as much time on classroom learning and student achievement. It’s why the they began searching for a digital solution that would improve both the student and faculty experience.
As an instructor of an Introduction to Computer information Systems at NAU, Brandon Jones became part of a five-member faculty team tasked with identifying ways in which the university might provide students a more effective way to learn Microsoft Office Applications while simultaneously reducing the time instructors spend hand grading student assignments.
In the following success story, you’ll read about some of the many benefits that SAM has brought to instructors at Northern Arizona University. Instructor grading is now completely automated allowing teachers to focus more time and attention on students. In addition, student achievement has increased as students are now able work at their own pace and engage with SAM in ways that improve their understanding of course material.