Faculty Lunch and Learn: Designing Pedagogically Sound Assessment Questions to Motivate Student Learning
The Provost’s Office and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) are co-hosting a two-part series, March 5 and 26, focused on designing pedagogically sound assessments and incorporating technology tools to support student learning.
You are encouraged to attend both sessions or select the one that best fits your needs; each contains information that will enhance your teaching toolbox and use of effective tools and strategies for question construction.
Over the series, you will explore ways to:
- Write clear and concise test questions
- Use the “testing effect” to facilitate student learning
- Provide effective feedback to students on the results of assessment
- Ensure that assessments are accessible and fair
- Use familiar tools to achieve assessment goals
Full descriptions and locations for each session are below.
Assessment as a Component of Thoughtful Pedagogy
Thursday, March 5
12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Belk Library 205
Paul Miller, Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Communications and Professor of Exercise Science; Katie King, Associate Professor of Psychology; Will Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Psychology; and Kyle Altmann, Associate Professor of Physics and Faculty Fellow for Technology, will facilitate a discussion on how well-designed assessments can support student learning. Aligning assessments with course goals and constructing appropriate assessments for various learning environments is the outcome of the session. Register for the event.
Collaborate & Modify
Thursday, March 26
12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Online via Webex
Paul Miller, Assistant Provost for Academic Operations and Communications and Professor of Exercise Science; Katie King, Associate Professor of Psychology; Will Schreiber, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Kyle Altmann, Associate Professor of Physics and Faculty Fellow for Technology; and Michael Vaughn, Instructional Technologist, will facilitate this session focused on designing or modifying assessments using question construction techniques and Moodle Quiz tools. Expert advice, individual consultations and guidance will be provided during the hour as faculty collaborate, evaluate and modify their assessments. Faculty will have the opportunity to work on the development of tests, quizzes and assignments that will be administered in-person or online. Visit elon.webex.com/meet/tlt to join the session. No registration is required.