How do you know if your students are achieving their course specific learning outcomes? How to assess different skills and competencies? When and how to assess students? How to improve both teaching and learning practices using different evidences? And what opportunities does technology offer for student assessment? Are the key questions this program will be addressing; throughout this program, participants will explore the principles and practice of integrating students’ assessment as part of the learning process and how to design authentic, reliable and diverse assessment strategies. They will be involved in crafting learning outcomes and closely examine how these links to assessment. They will also discuss what constitutes good student assessment and investigate different tools including those supported by technology to conduct diagnostic, formative and summative assessments. The use of projects and e-portfolios will also be emphasized upon. Participants will practice how to write effective multiple choice and short questions to assess higher order thinking.
The program will also address various strategies to provide constructive feedback aiming at improving learning, dealing with plagiarism and re-thinking assessment to improve student learning, teaching effectiveness and overall program quality.
This program is geared towards new and experienced faculty members wanting to enhance their assessment and teaching practices through evidences and looking at exploring latest trends including looking at potentials technology can offer in regards to student assessment.