Author: Lirim Neziroski

Online courses require instructional content just as much as face-to-face classes do.  Instructional content includes lecture notes, PowerPoint presentations, supplementary reading material, practice activities, and online videos.  As an online instructor, you’ll need to find a way to provide this …

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The Assessment Plan is a multi-year plan for assessing program outcomes.  It lists all program outcomes and direct and indirect assessments that will be used to measure each outcome.  For new programs at USF, the first Assessment Plan is submitted …

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“Learning by Teaching” asks students to learn course content by designing lesson plans and by teaching the material to another (or hypothetical) student. Students can engage in “learning by teaching” by teaching course content to others in person, in small …

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Exams can be effective ways for measuring student learning.  Before implementing an exam, it would be useful to explore the range of question types and to align questions with unit-level and course-level student learning outcomes.  In this blog post, I …

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Exams can be a useful assessment methodology for measuring student learning.  In some courses, exams are the primary assessment method, and a student’s exam score can account for 80% or more of the course grade.  Because of the heavy weight …

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Wilbert McKeachie is a past director of the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan (the first Center for Teaching & Learning in the United States). He taught until the age of 84 and produced …

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Whether you plan to use Canvas a lot or a little, it’s helpful to have the major material set up before the first day of class, and it’s helpful to provide an overview of the Canvas site on the first …

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The first day of class provides a unique opportunity to create a positive first impression, to establish goals of the course, and to set the tone for the rest of the semester. This day usually include some form of social …

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Assessment is a systematic process for measuring, analyzing, and reflecting on the quality of teaching and learning in order to make data-informed decisions about academic programs.  At USF, the assessment process is faculty-owned and on-going.  Each year in October, all …

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