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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Measuring Online Collaboration
Collaborative projects, presentations and work are becoming a more important part of coursework, and grades.  Learn from one of the best experts on the subject how you can measure online collaboration in your course.

Ana Donaldson, University of Northern Iowa, is co-author of “Engaging the Online Learner.”

Peer Review
Find out what students can evaluate, and cannot, in this fascinating and emerging area of engaging your students in peer review. Then discuss whether peer review actually helps, or hinders, their learning.

Ana Donaldson, University of Northern Iowa, is co-author of the acclaimed book “Engaging the Online Learner.” 

How to Communicate with Students About Grades
Allay your students’ fears and worries regarding grades. Discover how to communicate with students about grades and their progress in your course. De-stressing them about grades will also enhance their ability and eagerness to learn.

Mary Dereshiwsky, COI, Northern Arizona University, is a noted authority on faculty online communication.

Multiple Intelligences and Assessments
If your students learn differently, do they test differently?  Find out about multiple intelligences in the classroom and how you can address this emerging area with multiple assessments and new ways of grading.

Julie Coates, COI,  teaches graduate courses for the University of South Dakota master’s program in higher education.

Developing Online Discussion Rubrics
Is there a best online discussion rubric?  Discuss with your presenter the pros and cons of quantitative and qualitative comment making. Then take home the critical aspects to consider in developing your own online discussion rubric and grading discussion.

Tricia Torpey, Director of Assessment, Warren National University

Today’s “roundtable” discussion: Pre-course Assessment
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Incorporating Group Work in Online Courses
Group work is an assessment designed to increase student interaction. Come away with examples of how to incorporate group work in your online course. Explore how group work can help in managing threaded discussions in large classes.  Engage in a discussion of the problems and successes of group work.

Kyla Hammond, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is executive director of  enrollment operations and extended studies college of education.

Service Learning
Service learning is a viable type of assessment in online education. Find out how to incorporate service learning into your online course and how to effectively facilitate such projects.  Explore how service learning projects can enhance student learning online.

Kyla Hammond, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is executive director of  enrollment operations and extended studies college of education.

Creating Gender Neutral Assessments
Find out why boys get worse grades than girls in college. Discover how you can create gender neutral assessments to better evaluate the learning of both young women and young men in your courses.

William A. Draves, COI, does faculty development seminars on campuses around North America. 

Replacing the Current Credit Standard
Attendance is now an obsolete measurement for credits. Find out why outcomes based measurements are superior to time inputs. Then take away info on a new standard, the International Learning Unit (ILU).

Doug Soo, Langara College, Vancouver, BC, is co-chair of the Council on the International Learning Unit.

Today’s “roundtable” discussion:
Online Cheating

Your Presenters
Ana Donaldson, University of Northern Iowa
Doug Soo, Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Mary Dereshiwsky, Northern Arizona University
Plus:
Kyla Hammond
Tricia Torpey
Julie Coates
William A. Draves
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