There is no topic in education that is more furiously debated than assessment. Of course, self-assessment tends to raise even more alarm bells. The notion of students assessing themselves is difficult for many educators to get around, but they’re warming to the idea. If our students learn to ask the right self-assessment questions and keep themselves accountable, the results in learning improvement can be amazing.
This infographic delivers a powerful message about the growth mindset.
For many professors, student assessment is one of the most labor-intensive components of teaching a class. Items must be prepared, rubrics created, and instructions written. The work continues as the tests are scored, papers read, and comments shared. Performing authentic and meaningful student assessment takes time. Consequently, some professors construct relatively few assessments for their courses.
Here’s some guidance on using ‘tech-enhanced formative assessments’ to improve your online or traditional classes.
After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions were collected and divided into categories, based on geographical reach and the type of institution for which they were developed. This study investigates how evaluation instruments used in higher education assess the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and what other items are addressed in the evaluation of courses
This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.
And another item from Monday’s inbox… E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program EDUC 762 – Online Assessment – Register Today! Posted: 19 Jun 2017 10:01 AM PDT EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit Instructor: Maggie Rouman Summer:
Fall session open for registration.
As a new teacher, one of the resources I found most helpful in shaping my grading practices was Grant Wiggins’s advice on feedback and assessment. Meaningful feedback, he suggests, is much more than assigning a grade or even offering recommendations for improvement. Rather, meaningful feedback is descriptive, “play[ing] back” the student’s performance and connecting it to the learning outcomes of the course.
Here is an article from one of UW-Stout’s graduate students from the E-Learning and Online Teaching Program. Megan, all your instructors are proud of your accomplishments!
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Summer: EDUC 762 961 June 26 – August 18, 2017
Last Call for a great online summer class. Register now and start learning with Maggie Rouman next week. Online assessment strategies that make blended courses more efficient.
In this article, we will walk you through the features of some of the interactive video tools that can take learning experience to a different level. Also we have included, at the end, a feature comparison table for the various tools.
This tool review article should spark some ideas on how to make your videos more effective.