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JUNELL MCCALL

Bethune-Cookman University
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    JANICE HUNTER

    May 11, 2021 | 08:36 a.m.

    Great job Ms. McCall, you have my vote!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:34 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Craig Robinson

    Informal Educator
    May 11, 2021 | 09:37 a.m.

    Great Job!

    I pray that the next steps towards bringing this into fruition blessed as well.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:34 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

     

    Blessings

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    Shawna Brooks

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2021 | 09:51 a.m.

    This is amazing Ms. McCall. Great Work!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:33 p.m.

    Thank you very much.

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    Corliss Fingers

    May 11, 2021 | 10:48 a.m.

    This is wonderful!  Great job Ms. McCall!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:33 p.m.

    Thank you so much. 

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    Candace House

    May 11, 2021 | 01:08 p.m.

    Wow! This is wonderful. You have my vote.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:33 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    John Coleman

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2021 | 02:39 p.m.

    Great to see a project that aims to prepare our young people for “a seat at the table.”  Exercises that build problem-solving skills really got my attention.  I’d love to stay in touch to see the results, as this area is of great interest to me.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:33 p.m.

    Good afternoon,

     

    Thank you for your kind words. 

     

    mccallj@cookman.edu

  • May 11, 2021 | 03:49 p.m.

    Thank you for sharing this innovative approach to developing relevant skills for the future workforce! I love the gamification of career competencies that you describe. I agree with the other commenters that this is really awesome! 

    I'm curious about the way this learning experience is offered, like whether it's done over time in a course setting, if it's computer-based, how many students can be involved in the game at once, etc. Would you be able to share some more of the details of how the game operates?  

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 11, 2021 | 05:32 p.m.

    Good afternoon,

     

    Thank you for your kind words. The learning experience has has been offered as informal learning and is poised to become part of the curriculum at a later time. I have had as few as 6 participants to as many as 30. 

    It is computer based and uses several game-like elements to capture and sustain students attention. Students must advance through 7 levels to achieve mastery of the three core skills. 

    Please email me at mccallj@cookman.edu for additional information.

     
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    Dr. McCoy

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 11, 2021 | 06:04 p.m.

    So proud of you and this timely innovation!

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    Connie Mitchell

    Researcher
    May 11, 2021 | 10:04 p.m.

     Great work in a portion of STEM Education that is often overlooked. Would this be appropriate for high school students as well? Thank you and #HailWildcats 

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 12, 2021 | 07:45 p.m.

    Thank you kindly. Yes, this would be appropriate for high school students. Please email me at mccallj@cookman.edu for a possible collaboration.

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    Emily Edwards

    Informal Educator
    May 12, 2021 | 07:28 a.m.

    Such as innovative approach  for students with "focus" challenges.  You have my vote. 

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    Davita Bonner

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 12, 2021 | 08:55 a.m.

    Great work and truly innovative! Thanks for sharing the importance of workforce development to the masses!

    I am so pleased and proud of you and your accomplishments.

    You certainly have my vote.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 12, 2021 | 07:48 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Raymond Smith II

    May 12, 2021 | 12:18 p.m.

    Great work Ms. McCall!

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    Gerhard Salinger

    Facilitator
    Former Program Officer (NSF)
    May 12, 2021 | 04:46 p.m.

    This project addresses a very important and oft neglected part of students' education.  Could you describe a typical unit so that we can see how it works in practice?  How have you measured the change in student behavior in subsequent courses as a result of this course?  Has this intervention been taught long enough to have data on its impact on job placement and job performance?   

     

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:24 a.m.

    Yes, and thank you for your interest in the project. A typical unit has 7 stages through which a student must advance in order to win the game. They include onboarding, acquiring skills and applying skills, wagering points to articulate skills, conducting a data investigation, engaging in a mock interview, interviewing with an employer, and presenting findings of data investigation using visualizations with a team utilizing box plots.

    The change in student behavior for self-efficacy has been measured using video analysis to determine “aha” moments; incidences when students wagered points to answer questions demonstrating their confidence in their ability to answer the question; incidences of students volunteering to answer questions, and their ability to articulate their skills during the skills gap analysis of learning occupations, etc. The change in student behavior for the skills was measured via pre- and post-tests.

    This intervention has been taught since December of 2020 with 4 iterations in informal learning settings.

    While it has not been taught long enough to demonstrate impact on job performance, data has been collected to show impact on job placement. We invited companies to interview our students and we have raving reviews from companies about students’ demonstration of their skills. As a result of my team’s and my educational interventions, students were offered internship opportunities, personal invitations to participate in hack-a-thons and an invitation to become a data scholar.

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    Dennis Mills

    May 12, 2021 | 08:44 p.m.

    Keep up hard work as you all ways do.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:24 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Dr. McCoy

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 12, 2021 | 09:24 p.m.

    So proud of you and this timely innovation!

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    Leigh Peake

    Informal Educator
    May 13, 2021 | 07:48 a.m.

    Congratulations on a great program, Junell. Your observations about the future of work, and the data economy workforce, are critical for the rest of us to attend to. I'm so pleased you're part of our Gordon Research Conference community and am lookin forward to hearing more about the work as soon as we're able to be together again. Well done!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:25 a.m.

    Thank you so much. I am looking forward to returning to the Gordon Research Conference.

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    May 13, 2021 | 09:52 a.m.



    Dr. McCoy


    Junell McCall  I am very very proud of you and this timely innovation!






     

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:26 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Myron Wiley

    May 13, 2021 | 12:52 p.m.

    Jacobs/NASA have voted for Ms. McCall.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:27 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Joselina Cheng

    Facilitator
    Professor
    May 13, 2021 | 02:56 p.m.

    Bravo on incorporating corporate culture and equipping young learners with data skills. Simulation and gamification can provide young learners with a “safe” environment for problem solving and decision making. I am curious if you would consider incorporating AI and machine learning to further develop student analytical skills? Thanks in advance for sharing.

     
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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:33 a.m.

    Thank you. Yes, my team and I are am interested in incorporating AI and machine learning into our educational interventions. We welcome collaborations. (mccallj@cookman.edu)

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:43 a.m.

    Problem solving with AI and machine learning can be integrated. We have and continue to seek academic and industry collaborations to prepare students with competencies to work effectively with complex data sets including unstructured textual datasets. 

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    Jennifer Borland

    Director of Research Programs
    May 14, 2021 | 09:24 a.m.

    I truly enjoyed learning more about your project, and the work you are doing to empower young people to bring their own beliefs to the table as part of the data analysis process. I also appreciate the story-based and gamified approach that you've incorporated into this instructional experience. Based on the comments above it looks like you've also seen some promising learning outcomes. I hope that you have the opportunity to continue studying the long-term impacts this experience has as students transition into the workforce - but congratulations on the amazing work and accomplishments thus far!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:23 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Susan Warshaw

    External Evaluator
    May 14, 2021 | 01:13 p.m.

    I totally agree with the point that data literacy will be a core skill for the future workforce.  

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:22 p.m.

    Thank you. I am happy that students are able to learn the skills just-in-time (JIT).

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    Lindsay Palmer

    Graduate Student
    May 14, 2021 | 02:33 p.m.

    Your work is so thought-provoking and your approach is brilliant! I really enjoyed your video and learning about your project. 

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:21 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Judy Brown

    Informal Educator
    May 14, 2021 | 05:43 p.m.

    Could you share what instrument you used to assess self efficacy?

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 14, 2021 | 07:21 p.m.

    I used emperical data through video analysis. My team and I recorded instances of "aha" moments, incidences where students voluteered to answer questions, assisted others in answering questins and wagering their points to answer questions before they saw what the specific question was. It was similar to Jeopardy because they saw the category, but not the specific question. If they confident that they were knowledgeable about the subject matter, they would wager points.

     

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    Yolanda Abel

    Facilitator
    Associate Professor
    May 15, 2021 | 12:43 p.m.

    Junell, this seems like a wonderful opportunity to build on students' prior knowledge and experience while they expand their schemas related to your three key areas and the feasibility of how they fit into the world and using those types of skills sets. 

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 15, 2021 | 03:29 p.m.

    Thank you viewing the video and for your support. I have found that if students experience a crisis of confidence, they begin any new journey multiple steps behind others. Belief in one's self levels the playing field to embarking upon new territory.

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    Gerhard Salinger

    Facilitator
    Former Program Officer (NSF)
    May 15, 2021 | 07:03 p.m.

    The ATE-funded Convergence Technology Center at Collin College (TX), helps student develop successful resumes on LinkedIn.  This increases that possibility of students getting interviews.  They have guidelines for avoiding mistakes.  This may be useful to your program. 

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 15, 2021 | 07:20 p.m.

    Thank you kindly for the resource. My team and I will incorporate it into our program.

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    Asia Anuwa

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 16, 2021 | 08:29 p.m.

    Great job. Please keep it up. You have my vote.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 17, 2021 | 07:12 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Sai Kappari

    Researcher
    May 16, 2021 | 08:30 p.m.

    Great work. Wishing you best . 

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 17, 2021 | 07:13 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    Frank Parker

    Higher Ed Administrator
    May 17, 2021 | 04:09 p.m.

    Great job.  More like this.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 18, 2021 | 06:10 a.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    John Coleman

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 17, 2021 | 10:56 p.m.

    This is certainly a very popular presentation and I certainly enjoyed it.  Keep up the good work.  Self-efficacy is key in most things when positive results are your goal.  Thank you for your project.

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 18, 2021 | 06:11 a.m.

    Thank you. I enjoyed your project as well. 

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    Dr. Jones

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 18, 2021 | 10:54 a.m.

    Excellent video!! Very informative and enlightening...definitely key in increasing self-efficacy for students with managing and analyzing data. Nice work!!

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 18, 2021 | 04:46 p.m.

    Thank you kindly.

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    VISHWA TRIVEDI

    Higher Ed Faculty
    May 18, 2021 | 11:13 a.m.

    A perfect initiative to outline that data literacy will be a core skill for the future workforce  

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    Junell McCall

    Lead Presenter
    Associate Director of Career Services
    May 18, 2021 | 04:46 p.m.

    Thank you.

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