Faculty Seminar Series on Teaching & Learning
Theme: Creating Success When Teaching & Learning Remotely
Come join a dynamic learning community by participating in this specially designed online seminar series for all faculty (across all disciplines and rank). We’ll share strategies and best practices from research-based pedagogy. Great conversations and handouts provided.
Session 5: Innovative Multimedia Assessments of Student Learning:
Going Beyond the Usual Papers and Exams
Building off the 2019 UIUC Faculty Retreat, we learned of the importance of students being able to think critically and create imaginatively. How can students demonstrate these abilities? What are ways to design assignments that are challenging, motivating, and emotionally engaging? Can we create authentic assessments that measure learning beyond conventional test questions and term papers?
Given that all courses will end the fall semester being online, traditional exams may not be the most effective option. In this session, we will share the creative multimedia assignments that your colleagues developed to innovatively assess their students learning. Handouts will include directions, resources, and rubrics for grading.
This workshop counts towards the Graduate Teacher Certificate, the Teacher Scholar Certificate or the Certificate in Foundations of Teaching.
Please mark these dates on your calendar
Wed, Sept. 16, 2020 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Online Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 23, 2020 Session 2: Engaging Students Through Active Learning in Online Synchronous Sessions
Wed, Sept. 30, 2020 Session 3: Effective Team Projects and Student Teams: What, How and Why
Wed, Oct. 7, 2020 Session 4: Teaching That Sticks: Six Ways to Make Your Lessons More Memorable
Wed, Oct. 14, 2020 Session 5: Innovative Multimedia Assessments of Student Learning: Going Beyond the Usual Papers and Exams