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Liz Hardy: The Art of Giving Feedback to Online Learners

Liz Hardy: The Art of Giving Feedback to Online Learners | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
To be an effective online teacher, it’s crucial to master the art of giving feedback to online learners.
 
This is no easy task.
It takes skill, and a light hand.
Especially when you’re teaching adult learners.
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Here's another eloquent article from Liz Hardy. She offers '6 artful ways to offer inspiring online learner feedback'.   This is an especially helpful article for those new to online teaching. 

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Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons

Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD

 

"Given class sizes, teaching loads, and a host of other academic responsibilities, many teachers feel as though multiple-choice tests are the only viable option. Their widespread use justifies a regular review of those features that make these tests an effective way to assess learning and ongoing consideration of those features that compromise how much learning they promote."

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How do you deal with 180 students at a time? 

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Multiple-Choice Tests: Revisiting the Pros and Cons
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Enroll Now! Using Games for Learning and Assessment

Enroll Now! Using Games for Learning and Assessment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

"Game On EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit Instructor:  Dr. Susan Manning"

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Expand your elearning subject matter expertise with this superb 1 credit course in educational gaming. Play and learn! 

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The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset

The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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This infographic delivers a powerful message about the growth mindset. 

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, December 21, 2017 9:06 PM
Self assessment questions for growth mindset
 
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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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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, August 2, 2017 9:20 AM
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, 2017 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, 2017 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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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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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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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, March 15, 2016 10:40 PM

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?

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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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5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments

5 Guidelines For Developing Good Online Assessments | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Wondering how you can start Developing Good Online Assessments? Check how you may start Developing Good Online Assessments.
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Online professionals know that appropriate assessments are an essential element of online design.  Build your foundation on these 5 guidelines. 

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Enroll Now! EDUC 762 Assessment in Elearning

Enroll Now! EDUC 762 Assessment in Elearning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Teaching Online Career advice from the highly accredited University of Wisconsin Stout.
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Last chance to enroll in the Spring Section. Class begins February 26 (through April 27, 2018). 

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Enroll Now! EDUC 762 Assessment in Elearning

Enroll Now! EDUC 762 Assessment in Elearning | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Starts Soon!
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Spring: EDUC 762
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • There is no registration fee and no program application.
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As an educator you already understand the importance of efficient and accurate assessment. Have you realized how powerful assessment is in the online learning environment?

  • Assessment has the capability to drive interactions and engagement.
  • Assessment can minimize plagiarism
  • Assessment can strengthen higher-level learning.
  • Assessment can streamline blended learning environments.

Learn what is needed to become an excellent online teacher and course designer while developing your electronic record keeping systems and methods for evaluating discussion postings and group projects.

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Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment

Unlocking the Promise of Digital Assessment | E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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.
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Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, October 30, 2017 6:11 PM
Embedding video into formative, 'automated' assessment. Excellent!
Juanita Amiel Townsend's curator insight, November 7, 2017 7:16 PM

Here's some guidance on using 'tech-enhanced formative assessments' to improve your online or traditional classes. 

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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.
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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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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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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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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.