Category Archives: Assessment – General

Incorporating Design Principles in Writing Student Learning Outcomes

Modern Design Principles Smartphones, tablets, and e-readers have revolutionized how we consume and create information. It’s a based simple formula: simplicity + user customization = engagement Take my e-reader, pictured below. It comes in only black or white. To get … Continue reading

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Learning Goals, Objectives, & Outcomes: They’re All the Same

Assessment has always struggled with language and definitions. One area of confusion is the distinctions between different statements of intentionality. These usually include goals, objectives, outcomes, targets, performance indicators, and so forth. When incorporated into one plan, the result can sometimes … Continue reading

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Wayfinding & Curriculum Mapping in Higher Education

A curriculum map is a visual representation of how a program’s activities or courses lead to a coherent learning experience for students. (Principles of curriculum mapping can also be applied to the co-curriculum). Wayfinding: Why Curriculum Mapping is Important An … Continue reading

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Bunking & Debunking Altucher’s 15 Essential Skills They Don’t Teach in College

According to one internet blogger, there are 15 essential skills for making money. They include the usual things like networking, motivation, creativity, etc. While the skills are fine (who can disagree with creativity?) the claims about them are dubious and have … Continue reading

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