Week 3 Prep on Assessment

By Irene Morrison-Moncure|February 13, 2015|Class Recap|3 comments

Dear collaborators, Please review the linked videos, articles, and websites for next Tuesday’s (2/17) discussion and activities. In addition, please bring a copy of your course syllabus as we will be referring to them for our assessment activities. 1. Why Assessment? The Legitimacy of Assessment – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education 2. Videos on Formative versus Summative Assessment http://ed.ted.com/on/QwcBdG5t http://www.journeytoexcellence.org.uk/videos/expertspeakers/formativeassessmentdylanwiliam.asp 3. On Bloom’s Taxonomy and Summative

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What We Did: Feb 10 (Second Class)

By Katina|February 13, 2015|Class Recap|1 comments

Week 2 – Discussion and Introduction to Mapping Discussion and Q & A William Kelly “Forgotten Alternatives” Cathy Davidson “Changing Higher Ed from the Classroom Up” Issue of preparation before students get to college—biggest indicator of whether they will graduate. CUNY schools provide underprepared students a big lift. Least prepared students are entering community colleges; student issues related to academic performance are often attributed to socioeconomic backgrounds and family dynamics more

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Getting the most out of CBOX: Connecting groups and sites

By Katina|February 13, 2015|CBOX Tips|0 comments

Several people have set up course websites on our network. This is great! If you haven’t already done so, consider setting up both a group and a site on our CBOX network for your class. Here’s why and how. Think of your class-specific site as a boat, and the group is the rope that ties the boat back to the dock (futuresinitiative.org homepage). The site on its own is perfectly functional,

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