eCATs: Electronic Classroom Assessment Techniques “Taking the temperature of learning in the online classroom”

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Other than when your online learners are posting responses to discussion forums and submitting major assignments and projects, how do you know what’s happening with them in their learning environments? How can you “take the temperature” and identify gaps that may be occurring with your online learners about specific concepts and topics?

Assessment of student learning is the core of the online classroom. Unless a student reaches out to ask a specific question, it can be a challenge to determine what the learners may or may not be learning. What if you were able to create a culture of assessment within your course that started at the beginning of the class and students were had the ability to provide you with up-to-date feedback on their learning experiences?

This webinar will explore a variety of electronic classroom assessment techniques (eCATs) using free and accessible technologies to assess student learning and traditional classroom assessment techniques, such as the muddiest point, the “aha” moment, and think-pair-share will be integrated with free, accessible, and easy-to-use technologies. In addition, each technique will connect with a variety of assessment types including diagnostic, formative and summative. If you teach/facilitate online classes or support instructors in this role, you can benefit from participating in this webinar.

This presentation will provide strategies for:

  1. assessing learners in the online classroom using simple and free technologies
  2. creating a phased approach to implementing electronic classroom assessment techniques (eCATs)
  3. determining how to use the results of the eCATs to guide learners on a path to success
Speaker Bio

Leah Chuchran, MS, is the Digital Learning Specialist at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship. She has been involved in higher education for nearly 10 years, integrating areas of online instruction, faculty enrichment programs, instructional design, assessment and evaluation best practices, particularly with technology-enhanced models. Leah holds an MS in Organizational Management from Chadron State College, a graduate certificate in Instructional Technology from San Diego State University and her BS in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.

Her current research interests include open educational resources (OERs), micro-credentialing and open badges, building learning communities, and humanizing the online classroom.