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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment | On education | 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, 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, 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, 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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Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

Kathy Schrock: 6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | On education | Scoop.it
A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who:
raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely;gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards;thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; andcommunicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.

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Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 2015 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:08 AM

Kathy Schrock has been looking ahead with technology and a librarian's instinct for organization for years. She's still hitting it out of the park. 

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Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com

Teacher quits over emphasis on standardized tests: 'It takes the joy out of learning' - TODAY.com | On education | Scoop.it

A teacher in Massachusetts who has spent more than a quarter century in the classroom is drawing attention after she quit her job over her growing frustration with the school system’s emphasis on standardized testing.

 

Because of “so many things that pulled me away from the classroom and fractured my time with the children,” kindergarten teacher Susan Sluyter quit last month. 

“It takes the joy out of learning for the children," she told TODAY. "It takes the joy out of teaching.”


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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:32 PM

Unfortunately this is the style of learning in China, where my teachers come from.   I have been told to take the fun out of the learning to concentrate on giving only useful information.  It has taken the joy out of my teaching...or can I be subversive???  

Aunty Alice's curator insight, April 6, 2014 3:25 PM

Have a very similar mindset but short of opening one's own school we are stuck with it. I have just published a book leading teachers to the more fertile ground for real progress, in literacy acquisition,  of analysing student work, giving them an authentic voice, and goal setting.  It puts listening and speaking at the centre.

Dr. Richard NeSmith's curator insight, April 6, 2014 7:28 PM

Will we ever learn in America? uhmmm...that is a rhetorical question, btw.   ;-) 

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Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jon: Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach

Williams, Keith; Kear, Karen and Rosewell, Jon: Quality Assessment for E-learning: a Benchmarking Approach | On education | Scoop.it

"This manual is the main product of a suite of EU funded projects undertaken under the auspices of EADTU: E-xcellence (2005-2006), E-xcellence plus (2008-2009) and E-xcellence Next (2011-2012). The overall aim of these projects has been to develop a methodology and supporting resources for the quality assurance of e-learning in higher education. The E-xcellence projects involve a core pool of experts from six European Universities with a stake in e-learning developments (see below), and an extended group drawn from a total of 50 institutions during the course of the projects."

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Assessment AS Learning #plearnchat - March 23rd, 7pm ET

Assessment AS Learning #plearnchat - March 23rd, 7pm ET | On education | Scoop.it

Assessment AS Learning - Trend #8 of the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 19, 2015 10:22 AM

Join us in #plearnchat with educators around the world to discuss these important questions about Assessment AS Learning. 

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A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center

A New Era for Educational Assessment | Students at the Center | On education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 19, 2014 2:37 PM

Don't miss this key paper on educational assessment! 


There is a growing consensus that college and career readiness depends on not just academic knowledge and skills but on a wide range of social and developmental competencies, as well—such as the ability to monitor one’s own learning, persist at challenging tasks, solve complex problems, set realistic goals, and communicate effectively in many kinds of settings.


This is the first in Students at the Center’s new Deeper Learning Research Series—David T. Conley, well-known for his influential research on college readiness, argues that the time is ripe for a major shift in educational assessment.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:23 PM

I thought passing this along to my fellow Kansas educators.  After all, we are facing the College and Career Pathways framework. 

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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | On education | Scoop.it

After a decade of rapid expansion in Australian higher education, student numbers have grown considerably in many courses and subjects, especially at the undergraduate level.

Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.


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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:47 AM

Good thoughts/good ideas. 

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:41 PM

very detaiiled

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CETL- Assessment Resource Centre

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Types of Assessment Methods

 

 

The use of a single assessment is poor pedagogy. The use of a single standardized test score...that's lunacy.


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