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Tech Camp 2018

June 21, 2018

With the close of the spring semester, ASSETT kicked off its summer programming with a week-long Tech Camp. This year's event, centered on the theme of "Students as Producers," spotlighted technologies that support the creative activities of students, including Canvas-based tools, interactive collaboration apps such as FlipGrid and Padlet, data...

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Letters from the Advisor - April 2018

April 26, 2018

I have increasingly realized the quality of my assessments of student learning determines the quality of my teaching. If I write a good three-dimensional question, the question directs my teaching. The key is that the question has to be multi-dimensional. What does this mean? Melanie Cooper’s recent ASSETT-sponsored workshop brought...

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Tech of the Month: Canvas SpeedGrader

April 26, 2018

As the semester winds down, is your desk buried in piles of ungraded student papers? Is your ink-stained hand cramping from writing comments? Are you dusting off your calculator to tabulate grades? Now there is a better way – the Canvas SpeedGrader! Integrated within the Gradebook, the SpeedGrader allows instructors...

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Academic Technology Design Team Spring Showcase

April 19, 2018

Do you ever wonder what kinds of projects the ASSETT team and their colleagues in the Academic Technology and Design Team (ATDT) undertake? On March 13, the ATDT hosted its first showcase to share its work with faculty, staff, and students from across campus. Guests mingled with our staff and...

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2018 Teaching with Technology Symposium

April 19, 2018

Faculty and staff representing a wide range of academic programs and campus offices examined the intersections of technology, design thinking, and pedagogy design at ASSETT’s 2018 Teaching with Technology Symposium on April 9. The event featured an “Ask Me Anything” session and presentation by Punya Mishra, Associate Dean of Scholarship...

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Workshops on 3-D assessment with Melanie Cooper

April 19, 2018

Instructors frequently grapple with questions about the impact of their teaching: What are students learning? And how well can they apply their new knowledge and skills outside the classroom? These perennial concerns are the focus of the Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP) presented to the Faculty Fellows during a recent...

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ASSETT is hiring!

April 18, 2018

We're hiring two graduate assistants for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Universal Design for Learning (March 2018 tip)

March 20, 2018

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design that fosters an inclusive learning environment by ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to learn (National Center on Universal Design for Learning). At its core, UDL is about building flexibility and options into course design. Proactively minimizing...

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Perusall (March 2018 tech)

March 20, 2018

In 2015, ASSETT conducted a campus-wide Teaching with Technology survey of faculty from across campus. A theme that emerged was they wanted strategies and tools for motivating students to prepare in advance. Our Tech of the Month, Perusall, was designed to do just that — it helps students master readings...

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Letters from the Advisor - March 2018

March 20, 2018

I hope you’re having a great semester filled with engagement, inquiry, and aha moments! It’s also that time of year when everyone’s (physically and mentally) preparing to take off for a well-deserved Spring Break. So, before heading out, I wanted to update and remind you about a couple of events...