Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:00pm (EDT)
Aligning course activities and desired outcomes with assessment of student performance online is a difficult task. How can an instructor really know if students have met course objectives or have achieved content area competencies if tests and quizzes are not the main means of assessment? This intensive will explore concepts of course design and assessment with the goal of linking the two. Participants will learn specific techniques and experiment with some tools that will help them plan creative assessment practices for the online environment.
Learning Outcomes: After this Intensive, participants will be able to:
- Identify the differences in assessment in the online environment
- Develop creative assessment practices that move away from the traditional use of tests and quizzes
Summer Intensive Format: For this Summer Intensive, we will be “flipping faculty development”
Asynchronous (pre-recorded) portion – 1 hour, broken into chunks – Review key concepts and strategies in advance of the live, online portion. Complete and submit small projects for feedback from the facilitator and other participants.
Synchronous (live), online portion – 2.5 hours – Engage with the facilitator and other participants to begin applying concepts and strategies from the pre-recorded portion. Participate in structured activities and practice using tools and strategies designed to help you prepare one or more courses for Fall 2012.
Deliverables: Upon completion of this Intensive, participants will have developed an authentic assessment that can be implemented online in a Fall 2012 class, along with a rubric to evaluate student work.