7 Ways To Put Learner Data To Good Use

Concurrent Session 7
Streamed Session

Watch This Session

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Institutions of higher education are involved in a variety of initiatives to improve student learning. In this session participants will review, analyze, and discuss seven ways in which institutions are using data and assessment approaches to yield actionable information and improve student learning outcomes.

Presenters

Dr. Christopher Sessums is the Director of Academic Affairs at D2L working with higher education institutions across the globe to optimize student success and institutional effectiveness. Prior to joining D2L, Christopher served as a faculty member, researcher, and administrator at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Florida. His research interests include assessment strategies, data and analytics, alternative learning models, lean business strategies, and educational policy.

Extended Abstract

Institutions of higher education are involved in a variety of initiatives to improve student learning. A recent report by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) highlights the ways in which institutions are moving more toward authentic measures of student learning. In this session participants will review, analyze, and discuss the ways in which institutions are using data and assessment approaches that yield actionable information. This is an interactive session where participants will be asked to share and discuss prior knowledge and experience as it relates to using authentic assessment strategies and techniques. This session will include time to review the challenges associated with authentic assessment and what instructors and administrators can do to overcome them.