Assess Learning

Strategies for assessment, evaluation, and reflection

10 Formative Assessment Strategies for Flipped Learning Environments

By design, flipped learning environments encourage continuous opportunities to assess student learning. When you’re walking around the classroom talking with students, listening to their conversations, and providing support when they ask questions, you’re engaging in formative assessment. Formative assessment is a way of informally gathering feedback about students’ learning. Formative assessment allows you the opportunity to check in on your students so you can provide additional support or resources if needed. Typically, this type of [...]

Debriefing 101

In my previous blog post, I discussed the use of games to flip training session and classes. Games are fun and interactive, and they can help your participants meet the learning outcomes in a different way.  Effective games can be almost magical in their ability to help learners think critically, assess their knowledge, and establish connections with the training materials or course content.  However, if you decide to use a game in your training session [...]

The “So What, Now What?” Question

Back in graduate school, when I finished (finally!) the painstaking process of writing my dissertation, my adviser looked at me and said, “Okay, Barbi. You finished your dissertation. So what?” I must have looked at him like he was crazy. I sat there wondering what the past five years of data analysis, writing, editing, re-writing, and loss of sleep really meant. What did he mean “So what?! SO WHAT?!” I said something like, “Uh, I [...]