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Creating Effective, Equitable Assessments for Online Courses

Online education poses unique challenges for assessment. Traditional methods, like testing, are not always reliable, while differing access to technology at home raises concerns about equity.

How can professors ensure that their students are not only learning effectively at home, but that their coursework is fair for all students? To find out, The Chronicle has gathered a panel of experts for a discussion with teaching and learning reporter, Beckie Supiano, that will explore:

  • What challenges are posed by traditional assessment techniques?
  • How feasible are the proposed alternatives like project-based learning and open-book exams?
  • What issues do proctoring services raise, both ethically and legally?

Panelists include:

  • Beckie Supiano, Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Joe Bandy, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University
  • Christina H. Paguyo, Director of Academic Assessment, Office of Teaching and Learning, University of Denver
  • Natasha A. Jankowski, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Executive Director, National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Register for our Virtual Forum to find out how professors can move forward in this challenging educational climate.

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