Engaging Students with Peer Assessment
Students surveyed wanted their professor to have the final say over their grades with the ability to override any student assessment, and they were seeking a more fulfilling assessment experience prioritizing the learning and opportunity for feedback over the specific grade.
Developing Long-Term Memory in Short-Term Summer Courses
The main concern with these summer courses is that the learning environment primes students to encode most of the knowledge they’ve gained as short-term memory. Given the relatively short timeframe of these courses and the mental stress that comes with it, traditional pedagogies used in full terms are not as effective at developing and enhancing student’s long-term memory (Vogel & Schwabe, 2016). Oftentimes, summer courses are still structured in a manner where students complete cumulative assignments that only use lower-level thinking such as memorization. Although this promotes the improvement of students’ knowledge retrieval, the retention of the information gained greatly decays over time as the mental process of fast-paced learning mostly engages the brain’s hippocampus which is where new memories are formed and retrieved from (Jonides & al., 2008; Schapiro & al., 2017; VanElzakker, 2008).
Effective Academic Presentation Tips Your Students Need to Know
Delivering information in a manner that is clear, concise and insightful while providing an audience with great learning opportunities are important components for successful presentations. Today, presentation skills are a basic requirement of every field, and students must practise and aim for mastery in preparation for the workplace.
How Peer Evaluation Significantly Reduces Grade Disputes
One of the most common misconceptions about peer evaluation is that it opens up opportunities for unqualified students to grade one another which leads to an increased amount of grade disputes. However, in reality, peer evaluation does the opposite and significantly reduces grade disputes as a result of multiple perspective reasoning brought by open peer-to-peer discourse
Types of Student Assessments and their Purpose and Differences
Assessments are educators’ different methods and tools to measure, evaluate, and track students’ academic preparedness and skill acquisition, learning progress, and educational needs. In this blog post, we will discuss the different types of assessments and their purposes.
Are Your Students Getting Enough Feedback?
Feedback is an integral part of students’ learning process and academic growth. However, faculty resources are limited and a large amount of professors’ time is spent towards grading.
What is Classroom Community?
Creating curriculum. Creating lectures that are both engaging and informative. Grading papers and exams. Holding office hours.
What is Peer Assessment?
Peer assessment is a powerful tool instructors can utilize to help students learn, analyze, and engage more deeply in their understanding of course content.
The Challenges of Teaching Online
The coronavirus pandemic hit many businesses and institutions, throwing the traditional teaching methods into disarray. Most institutions closed or moved fully remote, making students and their professors adapt to new modes of learning.
How to Stop Zoom Fatigue
Tips for professors & students on reducing the impact of Zoom Fatigue while studying online
Implementing Remote Class Discussions
Since in-person classes have come to a halt, it has become difficult to organize and run interactive activities like in-class discussions.
Teaching Tips In The Midst of COVID-19
Amidst the pain and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, professors are scrambling to transition their courses online. Here are some tips to ensure that students stay engaged during a time of social distancing.