Currently as Universities around the world are moving online in response to COVID-19, faculty are faced with new challenges related to learning, teaching and assessment. Because the guiding principles of PebblePad: The Journey Platform are based on learner equity; reflection and sense-making; and assessment for learning we are uniquely poised to support faculty in this new normal.
In this session I will showcase learning centered assessment strategies using PebblePad that include:
Integrating feedback to engage multiple stakeholders (peers, instructors, external supervisors, mentors, etc.) in the feedback process.
Supporting the “live” view of student work as it develops enabling the provision of feedback at critical junctures in the process that provides ample opportunities for reflection, revision and learning. As John Dewey said: “we don’t learn from experience we learn from reflecting on experience.”
Combining multiple forms evidence in the assessment process such as reflective templates that provide scaffolding in the learning process and portfolios that support creativity.
Using rubrics and assessor fields to increase transparency in the feedback process
Pivoting our assessment practices from a “one and done” form of assessment to evidence-based assessment that engages students in the learning process revealing the changes/impacts in learning over time has the potential to provide all stakeholders a richer picture of student learning.
Training and Development Partner: PebblePad
Facilitator: Dr. Gail Ring, PebblePad and Jon Kruithof, McMaster University – MacPherson Institute
Note that this webinar is only open to McMaster faculty, staff and students. Any others (those joining from a non McMaster-affiliated email) will be removed.