Tag: Assessment

That’s What We Are Here For!

Yesterday I had one of what we call our “great meetings”.  I met with two faculty (don’t worry, they shall not be named here) who identified some of their teaching challenges.  We spent our time discussing the following topics: 1.  Grading multiple choice exams.  How can we cut down on grading time while also gathering […]

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Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

Self and Peer Assessment: Feedback on Group Work

I’m not kidding when I say that three faculty members have approached us very recently with a similar teaching challenge:  How can I use technology to help with team assessment?  And here in the TTL group, we LOVE a challenge. Each professor has slightly different needs, however all centered around the desire for students in […]

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Pen Technology in Education

The use of pen-based technology at WPI breaks into three categories, as far as I can tell.  I am open to argument about this, though! 1.  Our amazing Interactive Media and Game Development courses.  I wish I knew more about what you do, but everything I see is beautiful! 2.  Writing in Class The process of […]

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Are we ditching finals? (weep) Alternative Assessment Ideas

Are we ditching finals? (weep)  Alternative Assessment Ideas

My own undergraduate experience, which was so long ago that we didn’t even know the word “blog”, was full of midterm and final exams.  But of all of these tests, I remember only one: my Introduction to Biology final.  I remember it because it was multiple choice questions from the exams we had taken over […]

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Guiding Self and Peer Assessment – Two Technologies

Filed in In the Classroom, Miscellaneous, Tools for Teaching by on November 22, 2010 0 Comments

Self and Peer writing assessments can be very powerful tools in the classroom.  This type of an assignment can aid students in improving their editing and writing skills.   Through Peer Assessment students learn to collaborate and provide constructive peer criticism. However implementing this type of review assignment in a classroom setting can be a rather […]

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