Outcomes-based Assessment

Posted on September 11, 2013
By KCELT Team

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I have used this PPT (and slightly different variations of it) to introduce the conceopt of outcomes-based assessment to different faculty groups. This is the version that I shared last year with the iPad Initiative members, and now I’d like to share more broadly.

According to an outcome-assessment framework, it is imperative that the teaching/learning activities align with the intended course outcomes and the assessment methods. So, even though this PPT was designed with iPad faculty users in mind, just substitute “mobile device” or “BYOD” wherever you see fit, if you use those devices.

What are your thoughts regarding a m-device movement at a large scale here at Kirkwood? What are some possibilities you can imagine, as well as challenges?
Theresa
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2 thoughts on “Outcomes-based Assessment

  1. I think any expansion of this into devices that students already own is good. We should find ways to bring the learning into their daily life, to show them that lifelong learning isn’t a chore. According to the campus technoligy web site 68% of graduating High School students used a mobile device to research their college choices, so that percentage shows we need to look to using moblie technoligy as a way to set up teaching and learning experiences with tools they already own. I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

  2. sarahrissler says:

    Great information! I don’t see this model as being specific to the incorporation of technology but rather for more all-encompassing use in academia in general. If the use of m-technology is the goal, the model presented already has a solid background in non-technology-based educational venues so it has good possibiliities for expansion. So long as assessments are authentic and align with the objectives that are taught, the vehicle to get to the goal line is at the discretion of the instructor and learner.

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