Posts Tagged ‘feedback’

Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

August 21, 2017

One of the most effective ways to give feedback that is relevant to a student is to ask questions that encourage the learner to think more deeply about what they are doing and why. When learners are trying to answer their own questions, they are actively involved instead of just getting more ‘input’ from the teacher. […]

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. […]

Growth Mindset…Meet Ed-Tech…You two should be very happy together!

July 21, 2016

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets are now buzzwords in education. However, according to Dweck, parents and teachers often misuse growth mindset research, failing to instill the mentality most conducive to students’ success. Based on decades of research […]

Feedback to Move Forward

April 14, 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 if they know what the strengths and weaknesses of their performances are and most importantly, how to improve future performances. […]

Today’s recognized value of higher education

August 31, 2015

Could it be, that dear old Dr. Seuss said it best…learning how to learn is better than knowing! When we talk about topics in higher education, words like MOOC, DQP, Assessment, Retention, Common Core, Accountability, and Accreditation swirl around us with ever-increasing velocity – each one carries with it either an explicit or implicit commercial purpose. I propose we […]