Design with a Purpose (Your Assessment)

Question – As an educator – have you ever experienced the following routine?  You teach to large groups of students, you assess, you evaluate, you ‘scratch your head in reflection,’ redesign the assessment, and repeat – sometimes with improvement in students learning goals and sometimes not? We offer five things to keep in mind when designing…

My Worth: A Reflective Journal

Learn from this student as they discuss the impact a reflective journal assignment had on their self-identity and feelings of self-worth.

Reflective Journals Drive Centennial College’s 3Es

Assessing critical thinking takes more than chasing a rubric. Reflective journals require more from both educator and student. It moves beyond show me what you learned this week…into more of a focused exploration.

Designing Personal and Experiential Assignments

Take the tedium out of assignments and marking by implementing more personal and experiential assessments in your class. Explore the benefits of these types of assessments for both yourself and your students!

Trade Secret #5: Show you care and put it in writing!

This is no big secret, but paying close attention to the affective dimension is key to learning and teaching. The majority of online courses at this time are still largely text-based, so I pay special attention to the nuances and emotional tone in all of my communications with students, whether via email or in the…

Don’t wait until it is too late! Using Google Docs to give immediate feedback.

In this video, I walk you through how I use Google Docs in a synchronous virtual classroom for in-class work. I find this technique useful for providing real time feedback on students’ understanding of concepts and prevents students from going too far down a wrong track. By setting up a clearly labelled document for each…

Using PeerMark

This video shows the steps to creating a PeerMark submission folder inside a course module and instructions on how students can give feedback to their peers. PeerMark is a great way to get students to share their work before their final submission or as practice. The options are limitless!

Anonymous Start, Stop, and Keep

Get immediate feedback from your students on your classes and lessons. Anonymous Start, Stop and Keep is an asynchronous activity that encourages students to contribute their feedback in a consistent, safe and meaningful way!