The learner reads about the kinds of questions that are most effective to use on student questionnaires evaluating instruction. Generic evaluations are less helpful than evaluations focused on the specific types of instruction and learning expected in a content area. Sample questions are provided.
Building Core Abilities During Student Learning Through Formative and Summative Assessment
This learning object gives instructors an opportunity to review the definitions of formative and summative assessment and list examples of the evaluations they use. In a drag and drop exercise, they classify a variety of assessment tools as either formative or summative.
Questioning Clue: Are You an Effective Questioner?
In this interactive object, learners solve a school mystery by identifying the "suspects" in the hierarchy of questioning: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. This activity was designed for teachers and instructional assistants.
Learners distinguish between competencies that are effective and robust, and those that are ineffective and weak. The learning object is designed for faculty who are writing or revising courses. It contains audio.
Unleashing the Power of Expectations to Motivate Students
In this interactive learning object, users examine the role of expectations on students and how teachers communicate their expectations. Users complete a matching activity, watch a view, and evaluate their own teaching methods.
Nine Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning: Where Do I Stand?
In this interactive object, instructors use an extensive inventory to assess their beliefs and uses of assessment. The inventory is based on the work of educators supported by the American Association of Higher Education Assessment Forum in 1996.
Users read about how course competencies relate to program outcomes. They listen to the testimonies of three students who describe learning activities that prepared them for the world of work. In a matching exercise, learners distinguish between course competencies and program outcomes.
Learners examine the do's and don'ts of blogging in a school setting. They compare the features of a student blog with those of a classroom community blog. This learning object is particularly designed for instructors.
In this object designed for instructional assistants, learners read about the laws that pertain to student school records. Three case studies are presented and learners write about how they would respond in these situations.