Great Scott!: Aligning Learning Outcomes with Assessments and Games with 1.21 Gigawatts of Engagement Power
Concurrent Session 6
In this interactive session, you will review writing measurable learning outcomes and explore gamification strategies that promote engagement and enable students to attain learning outcomes. Through innovative examples and audience participation, this session will enable and inspire you to create fun and engaging game-based assessments for any content.
After this session, you will be able to:
- Write measurable and observable learning outcomes.
- Design games and assessments aligned to learning outcomes.
During this collaborative and engaging session, you will first review writing learning outcomes and then explore gamification strategies and examples that engage learners and enable them to attain learning outcomes. During the session, you will utilize your device (cell phone, tablet, laptop) to access a gaming app (Kahoot) to participate in interactive quizzing and polling and interact with the presenters.
As an overview, you will be introduced to a two-phase course design approach used by Instructional Designers at the Galen College of Nursing to write learning outcomes and align media, assessments, and games to learning outcomes for college level courses. The following is an outline of this two-phase course design approach:
- Phase 1 focuses on analyzing data, curriculum needs, and content gaps and then addressing these by writing course and unit level learning outcomes.
- Phase 2 focuses on designing and developing engaging and interactive media lessons and formative assessments aligned to course content and learning outcomes developed during phase 1.
You will then participate in an interactive review and practice writing learning outcomes session. During this refresher you will be given sample content topics to practice writing outcomes using action verbs that are measurable, observable, and specify the knowledge and skills the learner should master. These learning outcomes will then serve as the foundation for the next part of the session, focused on designing assessments and learning games aligned to outcomes.
Next, through discussion and audience participation, you will brainstorm and propose ideas for designing formative assessments and games aligned to the written learning outcomes. The presenters will then share some of the innovative interactive assessments and games they developed to assist students in mastering learning outcomes in college level nursing courses. These examples will inspire you think outside of the “checkbox” of boring assessment questions and ignite your imagination to create fun and engaging scenario and game-based assessments for any content.
Throughout the session, you will acquire tips and tricks on how to use gamification strategies to create effective e-learning assessments and games tied to learning outcomes. You will learn techniques to design creative game-based learning to support knowledge retention, application of concepts, and active learner engagement of even the most dull or complex content.
Presentation slides, handouts, and innovative example assessments and games will be provided during the presentation.