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Growing Online Learning

Growing Online Learning 2018: Online Assessment and Feedback

Tuesday, February 13th - Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Growing Online Learning 2018 Flyer PDF

Keynote:
Improving Student Engagement Through Assessment!

with Kelley Meeusen
eLearning Coordinator
Clover Park Technical College
Improving Student Engagement Through Assessment!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am

Kelley Meeusen
eLearning Coordinator
Clover Park Technical College

We all understand the importance of student engagement to improve student success in our courses, but we also understand that for many of our students the most disengaging aspect of our curriculum is often our testing strategy, and that too often our students face their next assessment with fear and trepidation. Often this fear is to such an extent that they require accommodations before attempting them. What if our students could look forward to our assessments as a way to prove to us that they know or can do exactly what we said they would be able to in our learning outcomes? What if we could help our students succeed with our assessment strategies?
Recorded Session

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

The Influence of Meaningful Feedback on Student Outcomes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 02:00pm to 03:00pm

Kona Jones
Director of Online Learning
Richland Community College

Frequent and substantive feedback is an important part of the learning process. Students need to know how they did on an assignment in order to assess their learning of the material and whether they need to make adjustments for the future. This session will provide information on how feedback influences the learning process, quick and easy ways of providing meaningful feedback to students, and examples of how feedback can make a difference in student outcomes.
Recorded Session

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

Online Group Discussion Rubric: take the guesswork out of assessment

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am

Elizabeth Kershisnek
Professor of Chemistry
Oakton Community College

Using the Community of Inquiry framework, the presenter will illustrate how online discussion assessment can be made more definitive. During this session, an explanation of the Community of Inquiry framework, group discussion best practices, and how the rubric is used will be covered.
Recorded Session

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

Feedback: The Recipe for Student Success

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 02:00pm to 03:00pm

Kathleen Wolz
Professor of Nursing
Joliet Junior College

Feedback is all about how the student is doing in reaching their goals. Feedback is goal-referenced; tangible and transparent; actionable; user-friendly (specific and personalized); timely; ongoing; and consistent. Feedback can be creative, innovative and inspiring. This presentation will focus on feedback strategies that include best practices and creative solutions for providing feedback while not overwhelming faculty.

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

Differentiated Instruction for Hybrid Classes

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am

Lubna Haque
Professor of Chemistry
College of DuPage

This session will describe Differentiated Instruction as well as techniques used in hybrid chemistry class to facilitate learning among its diverse student population. The approach includes planning and delivery of information using various methodologies. It also includes designing a variety of assignments that can attract various types of learners, which keeps the students interested in the course content and helps them achieve mastery of content without being overly challenging.
Recorded Session

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

Launching a College-Wide Online Course Quality Review Initiative

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 02:00pm to 03:00pm

Melissa Baysingar
Instructional & Distance Education Design Specialist
Harper College

With the goal of narrowing the gap between our traditional and online course student success rates, we began the journey of adopting and implementing a peer-based online course quality review rubric and process in Fall 2017. This journey involved faculty, union representatives, staff and administrators who worked to pilot and launch the college-wide process in less than a year. Join us as we retrace the steps of our journey to launch this initiative.
Recorded Session

Recorded Session will be available 4 hours after the end of the live session.

For more information, contact Jeff Newell - jeff.newell@illinois.gov