Online Course in Learning Assessment: Practical Solutions for Teachers from Experienced Educators Who Understand the Time Constraints You Face –

ByMike V. Cooper

Sep 19, 2022

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning” training has been added to from offer.

For teachers looking to improve ratings and feedback to help students achieve greater success, this online course provides practical solutions from experienced educators who understand the time constraints you face.

Assessing student learning is an essential part of any college-level classroom, but it can be stressful for students and time-consuming for professors. Assessing learning is not just about giving students an exam. This is to measure learning throughout the course, to help students retain course content as they learn it, and to provide meaningful and valuable feedback on assignments and exams.

Practical solutions for faculty: Assessing learning is your guide to helping students succeed through meaningful assignments, well-written assessments, and engaging feedback.

Practical Solutions for Faculty: Assessing Learning is an 8.5-hour course that begins with strategies for creating a culture of excellence and fostering intrinsic motivation. You will also be introduced to teaching practices to improve cognition and retention as well as guidance in creating assignments and exams to assess learning. Finally, you’ll receive proven tips to not only simplify the grading process, but also to maximize feedback to impact learning.

This asynchronous course also includes transcripts, note-taking guides, supplemental materials, and regular assessments to enhance your learning, as well as a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Help students master your content! Learn from your brilliant colleagues who have already been there and get the tools to succeed with practical solutions for faculty: assess learning!

Learning goals

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Adapt academic integrity strategies to the discipline taught and the level of rigor expected from learners

  • Adopt academic integrity strategies to create and maintain a climate of ethical behavior

  • Understand why reusing your old exams is a big mistake

  • Have effective strategies to discourage cheating on homework

  • Build an assessment system designed to promote mastery learning and reduce cheating

  • Reframe or redesign courses to foster intrinsic motivation and reduce the incentive to cheat

  • Incorporate frequent, low-stakes assessments that will create deeper learning and increase student self-efficacy, thereby reducing the incentive to cheat

  • Encourage communication and honesty in your students

  • Define metacognition and explain its role in learning

  • Identify how microactivities could be integrated into your classroom

  • Create multiple-choice questions that effectively target different cognitive levels

  • Write multiple-choice questions that trigger known retrieval learning processes to improve later recall

  • Understand assessment as a holistic, transformative, and authentic way to enhance student learning

  • Develop specific strategies for authentic assessments

  • Design tests and quizzes to get honest answers from students

  • Apply the principles of positive psychology and neuroscience to create a climate of academic honesty for individual assessments

  • Optimize the feedback provided to students while being strategic about the time invested in grading

  • Create activities for use in class that reduce the need for individual grading

  • Restructure feedback to improve student engagement and learning outcomes

  • Improving the effectiveness of standardized testing by reconceptualizing the post-exam exam into a powerful teaching and learning tool

  • Investigate the benefits of classroom instruction through post-exam reviews to deepen student learning

  • Identify curriculum designs that support integrating post-exam reviews into course design

Who will benefit from this course:

  • Faculty

  • Educational Developers

  • Instructional designers

Main topics covered:

Set expectations for honesty and excellence

  • Create a culture of academic integrity

  • How can I discuss academic integrity in the first class?

  • How can I ensure academic integrity in the online classroom? Helping Students Succeed

  • Why Students Cheat and What We Can Do About It

  • Using Interleaving in Course Design to Improve Retention

  • How can promoting academic integrity improve student learning outcomes? Homework to assess learning

  • How do I assess students in my online courses using student-created videos?

  • How can I use micro-activities to engage students and improve learning and retention? Ratings

  • Write better multiple choice questions

  • Using Authentic Assessment to Assess Student Learning

  • How can I increase exam security with custom question banks?

  • How can I ensure academic honesty in my online assessments? ? Rating and comments

  • How can I grade in less time with greater impact?

  • How can I create authentic engagement through feedback dialogue?

  • How can post-exam assessments become a powerful teaching strategy?

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