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Progress Tracking in Desire2Learn 10.3 : The Newer, Better Checklists

Progress Tracking in Desire2Learn 10.3 : The Newer, Better Checklists | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it

by Alex Joppie: Progress tracking turns your Content area into a checklist for students. Every item in your Content can be something that students can check off as they complete it, or something that’s automatically checked when the student does something in D2L, like submit to a dropbox folder or complete a quiz attempt. This is what it looks like for a student.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 6, 2014 9:58 PM

Like Joppie, I've been slow roasted by many D2L upgrade issues For this very reason. I appreciate his upbeat on new Student Progress tracking features in D2L 10.3.


The promise of a non redundant checklist has my attention. If checklists are drawn from the course contents, instructors will be free of the tedious task of creating and updating a separate set of checklists.


Sounds good to me. Let's hope the feature works as promised!

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Formative Assessment Infographic

Formative Assessment Infographic | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
I've had a great time preparing my formative assessment infographic to show ideas for assessment with and without the aide of technology. Do you have ideas for formative assessment? Please share in...

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Chris Carter's comment, August 4, 2013 12:43 PM
Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
Chris Carter's comment, August 4, 2013 12:43 PM
Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
Chris Carter's comment, August 7, 2013 5:10 PM
Thank you, Allison and Diana!
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Test and Assess – be a curator!

Test and Assess – be a curator! | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
A key component to this process, which is tied directly into active assessment strategies, is synthesizing or making sense of the information gathered. Sense making can be writing a blog post using the links (like this post) or summarizing the key points in a presentation. Gathering and collecting specific content points is the beginning, and creating the theme is where an individual demonstrates their analysis and evaluation of the content included in a post or presentation shared. Kanter wrote, “Content curation is not about collecting links or being an information pack rat, it is more about putting them into a context with organization, annotation, and presentation.”   

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 27, 2012 1:15 PM

This article will help you understand how curating relates to both Bloom's taxonomy and the Engagement Pyramid proposed by Charlene Li and Jeremiah Owyang.


For those who must plan to standards, this article will give you great theoretical backing for teaching and using curation in your classroom. 


Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:19 PM

I agree. Education used to be about finding the information. With potential access to everything now, the focus should be on making sense of it and finding connections, drawing correlations and making conclusions - to become thinkers.

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Infographics as a Creative Assessment

A promo piece (2:26) for my ISTE11 Presentation "A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Infographics as a Creative Assessment". Royalty free music from Soundzabound.com entitled "Bobby Sox Hop".
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10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning

10 Assessment Design Tips for Increasing Online Student Retention, Satisfaction and Learning | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
How much time do we put into the design of the assessment plans in our online courses? Is most of that time focused upon summative graded assignments that factor into the course grade? Or, do they also include opportunity for practice and informal feedback?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 2014 5:46 PM

They make sense, but ask teachers about authentic assessment. It is still thought of as an isolated activity where the student does their project alone. That is not the way of the world and has not been forever. We work and learn together. Why not assess together?

Dr Seroya Crouch's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:09 AM

Good ideas for better assessment of online courses!

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, February 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Wonderful article that challenges us to think through the online assessments and their prep!

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The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They're Changing) - Edudemic | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students. The handy infographic takes a look at different types of assessments and their attributes and questions. Keep reading to learn more.


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 2, 2013 1:41 PM

Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. By measuring what students are learning, we as teachers can look at how we are approaching different subjects, materials, and even different students.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 5:02 AM

Do you like standardized testing?

Can we stop measuring  students?

Dee KC's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:25 PM

following the DfE's assessing without levels guidance this looks like  god place to start when reviewing how you measure progress

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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | E-Learning Suggestions, Ideas, and Tips | Scoop.it
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:16 PM

Cheating is pervasive in both face to face and online environments.  I think it's easier to recognize in an online environment where the voice of a student is established in discussion threads.  Ultimately, creating assignments that call for creative and critical thinking and a unique product are the best way to avoid the classic 'answers on the hand' scenarios.