Student Created Rubrics and Assessments

As educators, I am sure we all see that the for the most part, the more students are involved in their learning process, the better the outcome. “Many studies support the fact that increasing student engagement improves learning in higher education (Astin,1993; Kuh, 2003; Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, & Whitt, 2005; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005).” (NOBA, … Continue reading Student Created Rubrics and Assessments

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Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla, standing, and CTO Bharat Mediratta hope to bring the big-data and analytics techniques of their former employer, Google, to the K-12 arena. —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week.   In the article in Education Week, by Benjamin Herold (2016), The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education, discussion is made on … Continue reading Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

The Human Face of Big Data

A  program recently aired on PBS (February 24, 2016), titled, "The Human Face of Big Data" that offered good information on the state of affairs of big data. As stated on the website, "With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in incredible ways. Every two days the human race is … Continue reading The Human Face of Big Data

Computers, Raptor, and Alice… Oh My!

Within the realm of the topics we are exploring this week, we are looking at knowledge artifacts for higher level competencies. I think that the programming design tools that are used in programming classes are a good example of these artifacts. For programming the higher level thought processes that the student conducts are crucial to … Continue reading Computers, Raptor, and Alice… Oh My!

Successful Pre Assessment Can Lead to Successful Differentiated Instruction, Learning and Assessment

I am a big fan of differentiated instruction and learning strategies being that our classes especially in the online environment are very diverse. With differentiated instruction and learning will hopefully involve differentiated assessment for a truly optimal differentiated educational implementation and outcome for all involved. However, in order to embark upon any form of differentiated instruction, … Continue reading Successful Pre Assessment Can Lead to Successful Differentiated Instruction, Learning and Assessment