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Creative Assessments for Online Learning

This session took place during Course Hero’s 2020 virtual Education Summit, July 29-31, as part of the Online Teaching track.

 

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Benjamin Wiggins, PhD

Manager of Instruction, University of Washington

PhD in Learning Sciences, MS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, BS in Biochemistry

Session Title: Creative Assessments for Online Learning

Presenter: Benjamin Wiggins, Manager of Instruction, University of Washington

Date and Time: Friday, July 31, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PDT

Format: Interactive Workshop

Session Details: It is completely normal to be overwhelmed by the logistical difficulties of giving traditional written exams in an online environment. Here we’ll examine alternative methods to achieving career-relevant learning on exams in ways that can rise above tradition and motivate students to engage more deeply in your class. We’ll come from a STEM perspective, but the Learning Sciences framing will hopefully be useful to all. Participants in the workshop will:
– Frame the challenges faced by their students through the education principles of alignment and sociocultural learning
– Pick from a toolkit of short-term changes that may improve the exam experience
– Assess longer-term avenues for larger assessments changes that may be appropriate for particular courses.

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  1. He really spend so much time on the prevention of cheating in class and very little on Creative Assessment although I appreciated the way he navigated through the why students cheat and how we can creatively find ways to minimize it if not totally eradicate it.

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