Posts Tagged ‘student learning’

I want to make students uncomfortable…

October 3, 2016

I wish I had experienced more professors like this…those who understand that the only way for students to learn something meaningful is to make them feel powerful, capable, bold enough to take risks. I want to make student feel uncomfortable… Written by: John Warner As a college instructor, I believe that the most important thing I can […]

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 […]

The Absolute Worst Way to Start the Semester…

September 6, 2016

Reposted from the TheTattooedProf at Vitae “Are you keeping us for the whole time today? Because I need to leave in 20 minutes,” asked a student with a baffled expression on his face. As I looked at him, I wanted so badly to explain: Of all the ways you could have chosen to introduce yourself on […]

‘Multiple Choices’ for Students…Helping or Hindering?

September 1, 2016

There is an increased focus on student choice in education today, which in turn has created more student-centered classrooms that use problem-based learning. However, as institutions try to incorporate more student-centered initiatives into the classroom, there is often a lack of critical consideration for the potentially negative effects increased choice may have on student learning. […]

What I learned at the LiveText Annual Conference

August 1, 2016

There is a positive energy that you can feel in the air from the moment you arrive at the LiveText Assessment Conference. This is no accident because the people at LiveText are all about continuous improvement, and they get us all pumped for it. When I walked into the Conference, there were plenty of smiling […]

Making the Most of Attending the Conference!

July 5, 2016

I know taking days away from daily work can be expensive in many ways. After attending several professional development seminars in my field over the years, in addition to 8 three- and four-day LiveText sponsored Assessment Conferences, I feel like I have a good idea of some of the most important things to do to get […]

LTAC Speaker Spotlight: Making Connections to Support Student Learning

June 6, 2016

    In a fast-paced, technologically-driven world, we desire connections and shared understanding. Yet, those of us who work in assessment often times feel disconnected and alone. We strive to be part of teaching and learning; to be embedded in program and department structures; to capture learning in all the places it might happen; and […]

LiveText Conference Registration Open! It’s a Who’s Who of Assessment!

April 19, 2016

I wish to extend the following personal invitation to you for LiveText’s 15th Annual Assessment & Collaboration Conference, taking place at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Chicago,  IL on July  11, 12 & 13. Attendees of our Conference leave with the kind of insights into assessment best practices that can be put to use immediately. This year, we are […]

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. […]

Reflections on Learning and Technology in 2016

March 9, 2016

Liberal Arts Education Is the Most Valuable Type of Postsecondary Education I believe that a liberal arts education is the most important education! Interesting enough, a 2011 study found that the children of college professors were twice as likely to attend a liberal arts school than children of parents earning over $100,000 a year. People […]