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Immersive learning for digital nomads and 9-5 escapees. Self-Evaluation. Self-Evaluation In order to become lifelong learners, students need to learn the importance of self-evaluation.

Self-Evaluation

They can do this by filling out self-evaluation forms, journalizing, taking tests, writing revisions of work, asking questions, and through discussions. When students evaluate themselves, they are assessing what they know, do not know, and what they would like to know. Self-Evaluation. Responding.pdf. Commenting on Student Writing. Whichever grading method is used, it is important that students always get some sort of written comment, no matter how brief, in addition to the grade.

Commenting on Student Writing

Not only does the comment help students understand their grades, it reminds them that there is an actual human audience for their writing, with whose responses they should be concerned. Most importantly, the comment gives students suggestions for future improvement, and so is essential to their development as writers. Comments should explain or justify the grade assigned, and should suggest ways the student might improve that grade next time around. For this reason, they are also useful to the instructor: in the event that a student questions a grade, the comment can remind you of your reasons for assigning it. Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards. Considerable research indicates that the effective use of discussion boards results in...

Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards

Collison, G., Elbaum, B., Haavind, S., & Tinker, R. (2000). Facilitating online learning: Effective strategies for moderators. Atwood Publishing: Madison, WI. Eklund, J., & Eklund, P. Integrating the web and the teaching of technology: Cases across two universities. (1996). Haggerty, N., Schneberger, S., & Carr, P. (2001). Hiltz, S.R. & Wellman, B. (1997). Rubrics in the Classroom. What is a rubric?

Rubrics in the Classroom

A rubric is a scoring guide. It organizes criteria that describe what students need to complete for an assignment, and it measures the levels of proficiency of student work. Rubrics can be used in any content area. They are time consuming to create, but they allow students and parents to know exactly how a teacher will grade an assignment. History of the Rubric Carolyn Coil and Dodie Merritt report in the book Solving the Assessment Puzzle Piece by Piece (2001) that "the term 'rubric' comes from the Latin word 'ruber' for red. Why Should Teachers Use Rubrics? Rubrics can be used by teachers for. Discussion rubric. If You Build It, They Will Come: Building Learning Communities Through Threaded Discussions. Megsbloggingplan.pdf.

5. Assessing student blogs. Meg’s Blogagogical objectives To forumulate assessment rubrics for your classroom blogging assignments.

5. Assessing student blogs

To write a plan for using blogs in the classroom. Your objectives. Ethics @ AIP: Journal Guidelines. Journal Questions: Journal #1: Art & ethics: Do research in the library and on the web to find at least one popular image from advertising or popular media that represents a value we claim to hold dear in our society (values: equality, fairness, integrity, economic "success", education, etc.).

Ethics @ AIP: Journal Guidelines

Discuss the image and show how the artist/ad agency that created the image attempts to portray the notion of "American values" and the value you have chosen. Does this image represent reality accurately? DoingCL - Grades. UTS: Assessment - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning. The UTS assessment principles stress that assessment is criteria-referenced, formative and authentic.

UTS: Assessment - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning

Simply by changing the assessment of your subject you can affect the way students engage with the subject content. A review of the literature shows that finding the right balance of student workload, goal alignment and formative feedback is likely to have the greatest impact on improving student learning. The four elements of the UTS Assessment Strategy are: UTS: Assessing groups - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning. In this unit This unit includes suggestions for assessing group work.

UTS: Assessing groups - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning

It will focus on a number of alternative approaches for assessing student groups and will outline the advantages and disadvantages of each. The challenge of assessing group work After groups have completed their task (or a component of it), some form of assessment usually takes place. In most instances, this assessment results in a mark being awarded to each group member (which then makes up some proportion of the student's final grade for the subject). DoingCL - Grades. If You Build It, They Will Come: Building Learning Communities Through Threaded Discussions. Rubrics in the Classroom. Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Improving the Use of Discussion Boards.

Replacing Grading with Conversations. My Twitter page shows that I’ve been spending a lot of time commenting on student work in our grade eight blogosphere.

Replacing Grading with Conversations

Perhaps “commenting” is not the best word to describe what I’m doing. I’m trying to engage students in conversations about the topics they’re researching. This is not just about giving feedback. That would only reinforce in my students the notion that their blog entries are final pronouncements on a given topic, that each entry is conclusive and definitive, written to be commented upon and evaluated by the teacher. Onlinegrouptips.pdf. Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Group Work in Distance Learning Courses.

Introduction to Group Work Group work is a learning activity that many instructors are used to assigning in traditional classroom settings.

Teaching with Technology Collaboratory - Group Work in Distance Learning Courses

Illinois Online Network: Instructional Resources : Pointers and Clickers : Ice-Breakers. What is an Ice Breaker? Ice breakers are activities or modes of discussion used to help individuals ease into a group setting. Some ice breakers are done in groups and some can be individually completed. Others involve physical activities while others can be purely mental. Any activity that suits the intended purpose can be used. Learning in teams - A student manual - Books - Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development. Learning in teams - A student guide - Books - Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development. Learning in teams. At last, straight forward advice for students learning in teams! Increasingly students are being expected to undertake project work and coursework assignments in small teams instead of individually, and are encouraged to cooperate in their learning.

However they are seldom adequately trained to undertake team work effectively and can find teamwork difficult and unsatisfactory. Www.lib.uts.edu.au/sites/default/files/attachments/page/Workbook28May.pdf. Group Work. UTS: Preparing students for group work - Institute for Interactive Media and Learning. In this unit This unit includes suggestions for preparing students for group work. It will cover issues such as: What is a learning ecology? The concept of learning ecology helps us to go beyond a simplistic, gadget-oriented view of technology. We need to understand technologies as embedded within the habitual lived experience of learners and their communities, looking beyond the hype and the showcased innovation experiment. John Seeley Brown, introduced the idea in his influential article from 2000 on "Growing Up Digital: How the Web Changes Work, Education, and the Ways People Learn" 1.

Seeley used it to show how new technologies encourage new niches and habitats, requiring new collective and individual behaviours. But it is also a broader concept, appplying equally well to a world without digital technology, or to one with an unevenly distributed access to innovation (for other interesting precedents, see Gregory Bateson's Steps to an Ecology of Mind2, Felix Guattari's The Three Ecologies3, and Eleanor Gibson's An Ecological Approach to Perceptual Learning and Development4). An ecology, in the conventional sense, is: Create Wiki Topics. JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. Introduction Traditional course management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, or WebCT provide integrated solutions for faculty to post course content, assignments, and student grades. Net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf. E-Journaling: Achieving Interactive Education Online.

Good Ideas. Writing in the Wilderness Without a Guide: How <i>Not</i> to Use Journals in the College Composition Classroom. By: John Levine Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 2 Date: 2004 Summary: The proprietary value of a journal is lost on students who don't know what journals are all about. In this article, John Levine shares his struggle to direct his students toward meaningful journal writing. "In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do East Coast family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mount McKinley.

Four months later his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters. " ORID. It was developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) in Canada and involves a facilitator asking people four levels of questioning with each level building on previous levels. Blooms_infographicC.png (PNG Image, 2100 × 1275 pixels) - Scaled (48%) Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains: The Cognitive Domain. Bloom's Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning).

Andragogy. Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning. What is constructivism? ORID. 2012 - Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States - OLC.