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REAP - Resources > Assessment Principles: Some possible candidates - 0 views

  • Table 1: Principles of good formative assessment and feedback. Help clarify what good performance is (goals, criteria, standards). To what extent do students in your course have opportunities to engage actively with goals, criteria and standards, before, during and after an assessment task? Encourage ‘time and effort’ on challenging learning tasks. To what extent do your assessment tasks encourage regular study in and out of class and deep rather than surface learning? Deliver high quality feedback information that helps learners self-correct. What kind of teacher feedback do you provide – in what ways does it help students self-assess and self-correct? Provide opportunities to act on feedback (to close any gap between current and desired performance) To what extent is feedback attended to and acted upon by students in your course, and if so, in what ways? Ensure that summative assessment has a positive impact on learning? To what extent are your summative and formative assessments aligned and support the development of valued qualities, skills and understanding. Encourage interaction and dialogue around learning (peer and teacher-student. What opportunities are there for feedback dialogue (peer and/or tutor-student) around assessment tasks in your course? Facilitate the development of self-assessment and reflection in learning. To what extent are there formal opportunities for reflection, self-assessment or peer assessment in your course? Give choice in the topic, method, criteria, weighting or timing of assessments. To what extent do students have choice in the topics, methods, criteria, weighting and/or timing of learning and assessment tasks in your course? Involve students in decision-making about assessment policy and practice. To what extent are your students in your course kept informed or engaged in consultations regarding assessment decisions? Support the development of learning communities To what extent do your assessments and feedback processes help support the development of learning communities? Encourage positive motivational beliefs and self-esteem. To what extent do your assessments and feedback processes activate your students’ motivation to learn and be successful? Provide information to teachers that can be used to help shape the teaching To what extent do your assessments and feedback processes inform and shape your teaching?
    a web resource with the REAP material in the JISC pdf for easier bookmarking
kevin volo - 1 views

    This article led me to question what "learner centered" really means
Catherine Strattner

10 Principles of Effective Online Teaching.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 0 views

    What can be deemed the "10 Commandments" for online instructors to follow. Very useful!
    Again, I feel this is an excellent guide and resource for online course designers and instructors.
Diane Gusa

The Technology Source Archives - Seven Principles of Effective Teaching: A Practical Le... - 0 views

  • Principle 5: Good Practice Emphasizes Time on Task Lesson for online instruction: Online courses need deadlines. One course we evaluated allowed students to work at their own pace throughout the semester, without intermediate deadlines. The rationale was that many students needed flexibility because of full-time jobs. However, regularly-distributed deadlines encourage students to spend time on tasks and help students with busy schedules avoid procrastination. They also provide a context for regular contact with the instructor and peers.
    • Kristina Lattanzio
      Set clear deadlines for work to create comfortable online learning environments. Helps students keep themselves on task and enhances learning.
    • Diane Gusa
      I considered doing this, but was not sure...I noticed Alex did this when she would say "read Ian's post" or EXCELLENT! aand I wanted to check out what was said even more.
  • Allowing students to choose project topics incorporates diverse views into online courses.
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  • Communicating high expectations for student performance is essential.
  • give challenging assignments.
  • communicate high expectations is to provide examples or models for students to follow, along with comments explaining why the examples are good.
  • publicly praising exemplary work communicates high expectations. Instructors do this by calling attention to insightful or well-presented student postings.
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