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November 13, 2014

Attend the Institute for Student Learning Assessment tomorrow

Submitted by Chris Urban


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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