Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a talk (attached are my notes) to a group involved with Cathy Davidson’s Future Initiatives Project. The topic was Rethinking Evaluation and Assessment in Online and Blended Learning Environments! The talk had two parts:
- The Evolution of Online Learning – The Four Waves
- Evaluation and Assessment
Below is the abstract. The audience seemed well engaged for the 90 minutes. Here is a Storify link compiled by one of the attendees: https://storify.com/danicasavonick/rethinking-evaluation-and-assessment-in-online-and
Abstract: During this open session, we will explore methods for evaluating courses and programs that use and integrate online technology for teaching and learning. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities that online learning modalities provide. Specific issues related to learning goals and objectives, instructional interactions, the use of social media and collaborative learning, adaptive learning, and learning analytics will be presented.