Category Archives: assessment

Astounding act of sharing non-astounding practice

This week Brock hosted our third visit from Glynis Wilson Boultbee in the form of a Summer Teaching Institute. The two day workshop focused on creative tools to encourage student engagement. On the afternoon of the second day, we held a one hour “conference” in which every one of the 12 participants were invited to […]

Don’t throw Learning Styles out with the cosmo quiz app

I quickly drew this up in response to the conversation going on over at Hapgood about Learning Styles vs Introversion. cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by Giulia Forsythe In my work, I frequently ask faculty to consider accessibility and diversity of learning approaches (minus the smug vacuous assertions and arched […]

Planning an Online Course

At my university, we gearing up for round three of our elearning initiative. Our website hosts a bit of criteria to guide faculty interested in moving their courses online. Our centre will provide the support infrastructure and faculty will receive the equivalent course release stipend to work with us and develop the course. The biggest […]

Promise of Reflective Journals

As part of our new eLearning initiative, many faculty are keen to integrate blogging into their coursework. There are so many great examples out there, starting with the venerable UMW Blogs, DS106, Cathy Davidson’s crowd-sourced grading modelĀ (Duke), Mark Sample‘s pedagogy and the class blog (George Mason University) and a lot more. A lot of the […]

Nonsense

After seeing this tweet: The insanity is not only a belief in THE test, but the premise that ANY test is suitable 2 determine another’s worth. #pineapplegate — Mary Ann Reilly (@MaryAnnReilly) April 23, 2012 I did some research on this Pineapple Story. Such nonsense. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo shared […]