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K-State Today

November 13, 2014



Attend the Institute for Student Learning Assessment tomorrow

By Chris Urban

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The Institute for Student Learning Assessment is an annual conference featuring sessions and workshops focused on assessment of student learning. This is an opportunity for all K-State faculty and staff to learn and share theory, research and application through professional development and networking.

Attendance without lunch is free for K-State faculty and staff. The institute will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, on the second floor of the K-State Student Union. 

The keynote session will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the main ballroom. Speakers Melissa and Megan Mallon will discuss assessing online learning. They will cover authentic learning activities to engage and challenge students online in a variety of disciplines. They also will provide practical uses of social media and other educational technologies that require students to demonstrate learning while reducing the grading burden.

From 1:45-2:30 p.m. the keynote speakers also will present a hands-on workshop on reinvigorating assessments in the classroom. They will discuss techniques for revising existing assignments or creating new authentic activities that you can use in face-to-face or online classes. You'll receive tools for choosing the best technology for your activity and have a chance to begin creating an assessment plan. Please bring a laptop and an idea of a course assignment or project you'd like to reinvigorate or create.

For additional information, contact the Office of Assessment at 785-532-5712 or assessment@k-state.edu.

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