Teaching Large Classes

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Assessment

How you assess your students should come as no surprise to them. Offer low risk opportunities, in class assessments, to let students practice the format and level of rigor you expect from major assessments.

Another motivation for doing a good job on the external brain project is the way you have designed your exams...

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(3:18)

Synopsis: Susan’s External Brain assignment acts as a professional resource for students going into the health professions. It also can be used for learning assessment, motivating students to produce high quality work.

Keywords: Accountability, Human Physiology

Please talk about how you use PowerPoint and I-Clickers.

Susan Verscheure
Human Physiology
(3:57)

Synopsis: Susan uses PowerPoint is to make her presentation question-based with clarifying visuals. She uses clickers to help her students check their understanding of the material.

Keywords: Human Physiology, Technology

How have students evaluated your class?

Dave Dusseau
Business
(1:17)

Synopsis: Most students have consistently evaluated Dave’s class favorably over the last three years since he switched from straight lecture to active learning.

Keywords: Business

How do you assess student learning in the course?

Dave Dusseau
Business
(4:56)

Synopsis: Students in Dave’s class accumulate 48 graded components to asses student learning. This includes homework, in class quizzes, business simulation exercises and three major exams.

Keywords: Accountability, Business, Classroom Assessment

How do you handle grade assessment in a large class? How do you address cheating?

Ron Beghetto
Education
(3:41)

Synopsis: Ron minimizes the pressure on students by avoiding high stakes exams and having multiple assessment points. He provides a blueprint of the exams throughout the course and convinces his students that it’s not worth it to cheat.

Keywords: Building Community, Education, Rubrics

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