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Friday, April 19, 2013

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Tips for Students: Test-Taking Strategies

April 18th, 2013
What test-taking strategies have you noticed your most successful students employ? How could other students benefit from utilizing some of those methods? Share your comments below, or e-mail us at  Regardless of where your students are in their school Read more......

Using Assessment Data to Tweak Next Semester’s Instruction

April 17th, 2013
Guest Contributor: Erin Doppke, Senior Instructional Designer, Cengage Learning Custom Solutions. There’s no need to wait to review data collected from student satisfaction surveys or final exams—it may be that the keys to making tweaks to your course to improve learning Read more......

The New Rules of LMS Content Integration

April 16th, 2013
On campuses around the country—both physical and virtual—more and more instructors are being asked to increase course loads and to manage their workloads with fewer administrative resources. Driven by decreases in government and donor funding and increases in tuition discount Read more......

Collecting Meaningful Feedback Via Informal Assessment Techniques

April 16th, 2013
You’ve worked hard to create an engaging, active learning environment for your students (maybe you’ve even used some of these ideas), but how do you measure your success in a meaningful way? As an instructor, you may wish to not Read more......

Online Quizzing to Promote Learning: A Formative Assessment Approach

April 16th, 2013
Christine Harrington
Guest Contributor: Christine Harrington PhD, Middlesex County College. As faculty, we spend countless hours deciding how to assess whether or not students achieve our learning outcomes for the course. The most common assessment approach is testing, and this can be a very Read more......

Activity: Problem Solving with The Five Steps

April 15th, 2013
Contributor: Laura Bracken, Lewis-Clark State College.  Laura Bracken writes: “There is much more to the art of teaching than just presenting examples from the textbook. It is a balancing act of tools, strategies, textbooks, and persistence to find the correct Read more......

Examining Assessment From Both Sides of the Desk

April 15th, 2013
Guest Contributor: Maggi Miller, Manager, Cengage Learning TeamUP Faculty Programs. Grab a piece of paper and number it from 1 through 10. Done? Now read my mind as I think the first question and try to answer whether it’s true or Read more......


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