Posts Tagged ‘assessment’

Not your Grandmother’s Assessment System…

November 21, 2016

7 Reasons to Reassess your Assessment System The complexities of delivering education is increasing. From traditional brick and mortar and distance education, to competency-based education, prior-learning, micro credentialing, badging, and co-curricular assessment, to ERG initiatives, LiveText understands that telling your institution’s story goes beyond assessment for compliance. With nearly 20 years of experience, LiveText has […]

Feedback and Technology for Learning

October 24, 2016

One of the most valuable contributions anyone can make to another person’s learning is constructive feedback. Feedback on performance, when effective, is widely considered to be integral to learning. People learn faster and more deeply when they know the strengths and weaknesses of their performances and, most importantly, actions to take to improve future performances. […]

Our Top 10 for Putting Students at the Center

September 15, 2016

Combine over 18 years of experience in the higher education assessment and technology fields, consultation with over 500 programs, institutions, and higher educational organizations, and a knowledgeable group of trained educators and technology specialists and what do you get…a team laser-focused on improving student learning and increasing student achievement. To do that, we believe it’s […]

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Movement Moves Away from Standardized Tests, According to National Survey

July 26, 2016

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released its third report from a national survey of Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) conducted by Hart Research Associates.  This year’s report, “Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment,” highlights findings from the 2015 survey of a representative sample of chief academic officers at AAC&U member institutions including respondents from […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: What Students Can Bring to and Learn from Assessment

June 13, 2016

Faculty engagement has long been recognized as an essential element in successful assessment programs.  What has received less attention is the value of involving students.  It’s easy, alas, to think of students as the objects of instruction and assessment. But in truth, they are critical partners in the teaching-learning process, uniquely positioned to bring personal […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Building a Culture of Assessment – An Unlikely Partnership between Mahatma Gandhi and CAEP

May 16, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi once described culture as something that “resides in the hearts and in the soul” of a group. Gandhi’s implication was this: Culture is an integral force within a group, a subconscious pulse of its existence. Although Gandhi was referring to the culture of a nation, we can draw parallels to the culture of […]

Speaker Spotlight: A Personal Perspective on LiveText’s Assessment Conference

May 2, 2016

In the summer of 2002, LiveText hosted its first annual assessment conference. At that time, my institution was considering adopting LiveText so I attended the conference with a primary goal of getting some early clients’ input regarding both the technology and the company itself. I recall a total conference attendance of about 35 people and […]

‘Un-dirtying’ the word Assessment

March 24, 2016

I watched a presentation recently given by a college administrator, who advised audience members to consider changing vocabulary on campus. Wouldn’t it be better if we said that we worked to develop a culture of ‘innovation’ rather than ‘assessment’? Makes sense…innovation sounds much more positive and has less baggage. It’s fair to say that historically […]

Three Items for the University Assessment Professional’s Workspace

March 3, 2016

Our jobs entail working closely with faculty, staff and campus administrators to ensure that students are successfully acquiring knowledge, skills, competencies, and values. Keeping those end goals in mind, we design programs, curricula, assignments and continuously monitor progress. Collaborating across departments, we reflect on results to see whether we’ve met our goals and then we […]

Increase Student Performance Via Assessment

February 18, 2016

We all know why the assessment of student learning is important… Assessment – that is, consistent, ongoing, timely feedback – is required for any kind of student, unit, program, and institutional improvement to occur. This process provides: Opportunities for the academic community to engage in self-reflection of its learning goals, to determine the degree to which these […]