University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
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EDUC 762 960 June 9 - August 1, 2014 Instructor: Jim Erbe
EDUC 762 961 June 16 - August 8, 2014 Instructor: Datta Kaur Khalsa
Improve your online efficiency and teaching effectiveness with hands-on practice using online assessment tools. Sharpen your discussion facilitation and improve student engagement. Understand how to quickly detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the online classroom. Includes writing strong learning objectives that address higher order thinking, concise rubrics for evaluating achievement of those objectives, and methods for assessing individual and group activities. Experience voice and video technology options that save time grading while increasing the amount of quality feedback. Learn to use blogs and wikis as evidence of learning.
Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.
NOTE: You may enroll in this individual course to meet your goals for professional development, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.
All readings will be provided online. There is no required textbook.
Course objectives are aligned with the following teaching standards:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3, 8
International Society for Technology in Education Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) 2d, 5a, 5c
Module 1: Why is Assessment Important?
Module 2: Emerging Practices of Online Assessment
Module 3: Perfect E-Storm
Module 4: Variety of Assessment Tools
Module 5: Taxonomy of Assessment
Module 6: Cybercoaching - an Emerging Model
Module 7: Summative Assessment
Module 8: Discourse Analysis
No travel to campus is required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.
The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
""I found this class to be immensely gratifying, and I can honestly say that my mind is full with new ideas, new concepts and new ways to assess students that I either shrugged off as ‘it will never work’ or simply didn't think to consider. I think the most surprising of these was the blog and the use for self-reflection. I’ve always valued self-assessments but I kept them very short and simple with my students, never really utilizing it to its full potential.
I plan to make extensive revisions to the shorter assessments that the students currently use and will transition that into an online weekly journal of goals and reflection on personal progress.”
~ Kristina Vines, Technical College Instructor/Program Chairperson Surgical Technology
"This class has 'pushed' me out of my comfort zone and forced me to try new assessment tools, and I’ve learned a lot about how assessment works in the online environment. "
~ Adina Ness, Dental Hygienist
"Thanks to Datta Kaur for bringing so many new tools within reach and facilitating the proper applications/assessments in online learning. It is imperative, for authentic learning to take place, for the tool to provide a means for accurate assessment of the objective. All of my colleagues in this class so diligently contributed their expertise to the discussions, so that I might increase my expertise."
~ Traci Skog, Library Assistant
"This course taught me the advantages and disadvantages of many assessment tools that can be used in my future online courses.
~ Dora Szemborski, College Accounting Instructor
"My toolbox runneth over. I now have a whole arsenal of tools and a clearer vision of how to use them."
~ Susan Inak, 30 years in education; Middle School Science Teacher and Media Specialist.