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Assessment of Student Learning

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Kansas State University
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2014 Institute

The 2014 Institute focused on practical classroom assessment techniques and will include workshop tracks on first-year student retention, online courses, and transfer student issues.

Keynote: Authentic Assessment of Online Learning
Melissa Mallon, Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Library Instruction, Wichita State University
Megan Mallon, lead technology teacher and pre-service teacher supervisor, Manhattan, KS

Are you tired of grading boring online discussion posts where students all respond to the material in the same way? Are your students craving meaningful lessons that are worthwhile and relevant? The keynote session will cover authentic learning activities to engage and challenge students online in a variety of disciplines. It will also provide practical uses of social media and other educational technologies that require students to demonstrate learning while reducing the grading burden. 

Friday, November 14
9am - 3pm
Kansas State University Student Union

Hosted by Kansas State University Office of Assessment and Teaching & Learning Center

Detailed Session Information and Descriptions  | Institute Flyer




Welcome and Conference Overview


Break-out Sessions

  • An Introduction to ExamSoft: An all-in-one embedded assessment and learning outcomes tracking platform
  • Experiential Learning Assessment through Student Portfolio Reflections
  • Formative Assessment in a Learning Environment
  • Using Dynamic Assessment in the Classroom
  • Using the CLEI to Help Students and Improve Skills for Success in College

Morning Break - Visit Posters and Exhibits

  • ExamSoft
  • Turning Technologies
  • Canvas Walk-up Help
  • K-State Exhibitors:
    • Teaching & Learning Center
    • Libraries
    • K-State First
    • Global Campus

Break-out Sessions 

  • Adventure West Virginia Assessment
  • Apples to Oranges to Elephants: Comparing the Incomparable
  • Assessing Civic Learning from a Solution-Creation Perspective: Design Thinking for Evaluating Civic Leadership Development in Online and Virtual Spaces
  • Documenting Student Learning Through Electronic Portfolios   

Keynote: Authentic Assessment of Online Learning


Break-out Sessions

  • Assessing Students through Student Response Systems
  • Retrospective Surveys to Assess Indirect Outcomes of Student Learning
  • Senior Portfolio: Learning Assessment and Continual Program Improvement
  • Understanding Skeletal Alignment through Video Assessment

Workshop: Reinvigorate Your Assessment:
Creating Authentic Learning Experiences in the Classroom


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Turning Technologies