Kathleen Watts

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Issues When Using Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Rubrics should not contain too many criterion or grade a quantitative behavior. It should be based on a certain learning objective rather than on how many times a student makes eye contact or uses a...

Purposes and Roles of Rubrics | Origin: EL109 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Rubrics are a great way to give definition to a project. They allow students to follow a guide throughout a project to help them focus on elements which will lead to a successful assignment. Rubrics...

Value Added Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Rubrics can help students formulate answers which are on task with course objectives. This leads to better grades, better retention of knowledge and better future application of skills.

Objective and Subjective Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Objective tests should be given feedback even if they are automatically graded. This allows students to know why the answer was wrong. This feedback could be given orally or written. I usually go...

Diagnostic, Formative and Summative Assessment | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

The concept of the muddiest point or 1-2-3 allows the instructor to gauge what knowledge has been retained and what could use a review. I will be sure to implement this into my teaching.

Technology Tools for Assessing Student Learning | Origin: EL106 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Online assessments must be varied in order to evaluate different learning styles. One type of assessment may not work for the entire group. By varying tests we can ensure that learning has occurred.

Online Course Content Transfer | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

I have learned that consistency is key to student learning. By keeping modules similarly organized, students will have less questions and technical errors.

Synchronous versus Asynchronous Learning | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Both synchronous and asynchronous methods should be used within an online curriculum. This will keep the student engaged while allowing some independence throughout the course.

Technology Tools | Origin: EL104 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

We have many options of online tools to enhance learning. It is important that we use the correct tool for the presentation that we are going to give and it suits our teaching style. 

The Importance of Organizational Culture | Origin: RT104 | New comment by Kathleen Watts

Positivity is the key to students’ success.