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“With everything that is happening in the course, you don’t even need grades” – Lisa Silver Background The idea of eliminating grades in favor of pass/fail or credit courses has become a popular discussion in higher education. There is some (More)
Lessons from the Technology and High School Success initiative Among other innovative strategies, using technology to help engage learners and provide them with educational opportunities that meet their needs can help bolster student success. Ef (More)
Helping teachers design appropriate and engaging technological experiences Young children are growing up in technology-rich environments, and come to school with different experiences using technology. As a result, teachers need to be prepared t (More)
Institution-Wide Assessment Culture Shift “The way that culture changes is through conversations at every level” –Dr. Leslie Reid Dr. Leslie Reid has a rich background as a Teaching and Learning advocate and leader at the University of Calga (More)
Providing Feedback Opportunities “If [students] want to be taken seriously as musicians, they need to have a solid understanding of the foundations” – Dr. Joelle Welling Background Dr. Joelle Welling is a Senior Instructor in the Department (More)
Fostering Motivation and Confidence through Assessment “I think it is helping those students who otherwise may not have kept up as well stay with the material and keep the focus on it” – Dr. Karen Bourrier Background Dr. Karen Bourrier teach (More)
Student Choice in Assessment “I am asking [the students] to join me in learning together” – Sharaz Khan Background Every student learns differently. Certain methods of assessment work well for some students, but not for others. Allowing stud (More)
Authentic Assessment Methods "Students get so much out of this experience. They tell me 'This class is resume gold.' " -Dr. Denis Onen Background ENEL 400: Electrical Engineering Design and Technical Communications is a design course for third yea (More)
Authentic Learning Experiences Background Consumer Psychology (PSYC 495) is a course that Dr. Melissa Boyce introduced to the University of Calgary a few years ago. It explores different aspects of consumerism and how buying and purchasing products (More)
Culture Shift in Assessment “It’s a really powerful assessment tool because they’re doing a lot of learning from the assessment.” - Dr. Kyla Flanagan Background How do you make second year university students excited about BioStatistics? T (More)