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Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning

Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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
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This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.  

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Megan Von Bergen: Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment

Megan Von Bergen: Using Screencasts for Formative and Summative Assessment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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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! 

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Excellent ideas on the power, promise, and process for assessments and feedback. 
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Interactive Video – Key Tools For an Immersive Learning Experience

Interactive Video – Key Tools For an Immersive Learning Experience | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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This tool review article should spark some ideas on how to make your videos more effective. 

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Terry Smith's curator insight, June 9, 5:18 PM
This article is a good summation for those who are interested in creating their own interactive videos. I have some exposure to H5P but less familiar with the others.  Interactive active videos are a great way to wed content and student engagement.
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Enroll Now: Assessment in the Online Classroom

Enroll Now: Assessment in the Online Classroom | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Who Should Enroll
Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Participants may include:
Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders
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Great Class begins February 27, 2017

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Tania Cortés Alvarez's curator insight, February 16, 1:08 PM

Quizzes! for some of our students quizzes are not seen as a way for improving but as a punishment; Some studies have been done  in order to analyse the results of implementing quizzes and according this article positive results were found. For instance, students perform better and they come more preparated to the class.However we have to take into account that good results are detemined by the context you are using this methodology!

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Video Project Rubric - revised to include CC

Video Project Rubric - revised to include CC | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Use this rubric for assessment and self-evaluation. 

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This rubric was recently updated to include criteria for assessing closed captioning of online video.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, January 13, 3:16 PM

This rubric was recently updated to include criteria for assessing closed captioning of online video.

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Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes

Using e-Assessment to enhance student learning and evidence learning outcomes | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This special edition captures some of the recent investigations in e-assessment that move us beyond the traditional selected response formats of multiple-choice tests, short answer, fill-in-the-blanks, true-false, and matching. Higher-level cognitive and affective skills cannot readily be assessed using traditional selected response formats and more authentic e-assessments are being proposed (Kuh, Jankowski, Ikenberry, & Kinzie 2014).
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Current research on assessment in online environments.

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Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test

Testing What You’re Teaching Without Teaching to the Test | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Have your students ever told you that your tests are too hard? Tricky? Unfair? Many of us have heard these or similar comments. The conundrum is that, in some circumstances, those students may be right. Assessing student learning is a big responsibility. The reason we report scores and assign grades is to communicate information about the extent of student learning.

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This detailed yet concise article provides the essence of assessment design. It include a useful 'test blueprint'. 

 

To learn more about Assessment In E-Learning consider EDUC 762 for hands on practice developing assessments that measure your objectives and save you time.

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jnicho1872's curator insight, August 8, 2016 1:51 PM
Worthy goal for any instructor and harder to do than most think.
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Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment

Simple Twist Improves Engagement: Mini-Scenarios for Assessment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Scenario-based learning often means complex branching or simulations, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. You can use mini-scenarios to make your assessments more relevant and valuable. One of the big advantages of using mini-scenarios is that they’re fast and easy to build. You don’t need any special tools; any tool that can create a multiple choice question can be used for mini-scenarios.
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A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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steve batchelder's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:19 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

Andrew J Gibson's curator insight, April 4, 2016 8:59 AM

A simple twist on the typical multiple choice question can improve engagement.  Try it?

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‘Reporting Out’ Strategies for Group Work 

‘Reporting Out’ Strategies for Group Work  | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Too often the debriefing aspect of a group work activity fails to deepen the learning. Here are a few ideas to engage students in more meaningful debriefs. 
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Online group work can be an amazing experience. Learn how to maximize the learning with the handy tips in this article.

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4 steps to bolstering digital badges in higher education - eCampus News

4 steps to bolstering digital badges in higher education - eCampus News | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Digital badges allow students to turn competencies and achievements to marketable credentials,” said Susan Manning, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
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Susan Manning's online class Using Games for Learning and Assessment will help you earn some badges! 

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asli telli's curator insight, December 15, 2015 3:04 AM

Management cycle of digital badges @openbadges #digitalskills #attentioneconomy

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Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions

Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Multiple-choice, short answer, essay, test banks. It’s good to regularly review the advantages and disadvantages of the most common types of test questions.
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How do you know what kind of questions to include in an online assessment? This brief article gives a helpful breakdown of the different types of questions and their uses.
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7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

7 Online Quiz Tools Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Whether you want to have students turn in homework via an online form or simply take a quiz or test, online quiz tools are critical to having a connected classroom. Most tools are free, all are robust, and they’re quite easy to use. What could be better than that? You can use any of these below tools to get feedback from parents, students, colleagues, and more.
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A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 8, 2015 10:18 PM

Some great tools here. Well worth checking out. 

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:18 AM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

Carol Hancox's curator insight, August 3, 2015 8:35 PM

A somewhat dated, but still quite viable round up article on Quiz tools for online classrooms, blended classrooms, or even old school rooms with a computer in the corner!

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.
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Assessment is the key.  What will they learn? How will you know?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 2015 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 2015 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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Virtual School Blog: E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Virtual School Blog: E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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: 

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Fall session open for registration. 

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EDUC 762 - Online Assessment - Register Today!

EDUC 762 - Online Assessment - Register Today! | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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
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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. 

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Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit

Checklists & Rubrics - TOPkit | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
This section covers checklists, rubrics, and guidelines for evaluating online programs and course quality. The Selection/Application/Implementation Guide and Resources/Examples may be used to create a customized program and course evaluation process for an institution’s specific needs. These artifacts may be used in a variety of contexts such as self-assessment, instructional designer review, peer review, institutional online program effectiveness, and accreditation standards.
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This is a deep resource from TOPkit.  Many links to quality tools for online educators.

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Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence

Do Quizzes Improve Student Learning? A Look at the Evidence | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Recently I’ve been trying to locate the evidence that supports quizzing, wondering if it merits the evidence-based label. Tracking down this evidence in our discipline-based research is challenging because although quizzing has been studied across our disciplines, it’s not easily searchable. My collection of studies is good, but I know it’s not complete. As you might suspect, the results are mixed; they are more positive than negative, but still, a significant number of researchers don’t find that quizzes affect learning outcomes.
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It's easy to create time saving quizzes in the online teaching environment.  Quizzes may help you check for understanding.  Quizzes may provide a 'guide' to the reading that keeps students accountable.

 

However,  do quizzes really improve student learning?

 

This article from Maryellen Weimer, PhD will help you understand the question. 

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Assessment in E-Learning 3 Graduate Credits - 8 Weeks Enroll Today

Assessment in E-Learning 3 Graduate Credits - 8 Weeks Enroll Today | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

January 3 - February 24, 2017 or February 27 - April 21, 2017

Enroll Today
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Some might think of online assessment as a dry topic. You'll find this class anything but dry! This is a great course! Take the leap and register now. You won't be sorry!

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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.
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Fantastic collection of rubrics you can adapt to your assessment needs.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, November 13, 2016 6:33 AM

Excelente colección de rúbricas

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, November 14, 2016 2:26 AM
Muy interesante y prácticos todos los enlaces para generar y consultar rúbricas.
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 17, 2016 6:06 PM
If you need a rubric, or need ideas of what to include on a rubric and how it could be formatted, you will find many examples at this university site.  I was surprised to see rubrics for mind maps and PowerPoint presentations as well as for elementary and middle school research topics.  There is a lot here to look at.
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Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page

Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning."

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Follow your urge to teach process and assess by rubric. Dive into the Authentic Assessment Toolbox!

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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Our faculty development unit gathered data from students about how engaged they felt in their online courses.Their comments helped inform our teaching. 
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We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

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Luciana Viter's curator insight, March 21, 2016 6:35 AM

We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

Alexandria Yaxley's curator insight, March 22, 2016 4:44 AM

We teach best practices for online teaching in our Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout. This article gives you a give overview of those practices.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, March 23, 2016 7:47 AM

This article gives you an overview of the online teaching practices on the Graduate Certificate Program at UW-Stout.

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Official SAT Practice Free from Khan Academy and CollegeBoard

Official SAT Practice Free from Khan Academy and CollegeBoard | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Get to know the redesigned SAT (March 2016)
See personalized practice recommendations
Stay on top of important SAT dates and news
Practice anytime, anywhere, at no cost
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K-12 Teachers (virtual and traditional) take note.  This is effective free practice for the SAT.  Pass it along! 

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Spot student learning gaps instantly

Spot student learning gaps instantly | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It helps you quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning gaps of individual students and intervene in real-time to give one-on-one help in the classroom.
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Nicky Wallace's curator insight, November 15, 2015 2:53 AM
Will be interested to see what this is like.
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Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work"

Nigel Coutts: Value the Process "beauty of unfinished work" | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
There is a danger in seeking finished perfection in all that we do.

There is a risk that our students will focus solely on the attributes that define  a finished piece and overlook the importance of the process that leads to it. With a shift in our mindset we might be able to celebrate this process and encourage our students to value the learning that occurs along the way.

Guernica by Pablo Picasso
 - http://www.all-art.org/art_20th_century/picasso11.html

Carol Dweck’s writing on Mindsets

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Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 


This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 


My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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BUCostantino's curator insight, August 1, 2015 3:39 AM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

Frank J. Klein's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:01 PM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 

 

This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 

 

My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:18 PM

Nigel Coutts, the author of this insightful article, quotes Picasso, "  'Woe to you the day it is said that you are finished! To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul – to give it its final blow..." 


This aligns with my feeling about summative evaluation... aka grades.  If you want to terminate the process, grade the product. 


My students create an e-portfolio as they complete classes in our program. Will 'grading' an e-portfolio halt the process?  I certainly hope not. Instead, I strive to help them see the evaluation process as feedback to prompt an ongoing process that continues throughout the E-Learning Certificate Program and beyond. 

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day: Quiz Archive | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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I have a great respect for Larry Ferlazzo. He's an accomplished educator and a well known blogger.  Here is a link to all of Larry's posts on Quizzes.  Thanks Larry for a great selection of tools and ideas!

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University of Wisconsin Stout: Interested in online teaching and learning?

Information about our Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning.