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(Re)Thinking Exams

Lewis Hine, Boy studying, ca. 1924 The research is clear: students learn better by applying their knowledge. (See, for example, this article in Wired). Active learning is a great way to both get students engaged and to help them learn. Just because we're teaching behind screens doesn't mean we have to give up on active learning. But research also shows that frequent low-stakes assessment of students is more effective (and less stressful) than infrequent high-stakes testing (See, for example, this article from Oberlin College).

If you want to learn about ways you can challenge your students to demonstrate what they've learned while teaching remotely, join us for this workshop. We will discuss and demonstrate ways that focused active learning activities can be used in place of more traditional methods of assessment like quizzes and tests.


This is a virtual workshop.

This workshop will held virtually through a Zoom web conference. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register as usual and follow the instructions below.

* To join this workshop from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android use this link: https://xula.zoom.us/j/448152469

* If Zoom asks you for the meeting ID, please enter this code: 448-152-469

If you are not familiar with Zoom Web Conferencing, please view this short Join A Meeting video [0:53] for help on joining a Zoom session. If you've never used Zoom on your computer/device before, please use this link to test your system: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-How-Do-I-Test-Prior-to-Joining-a-Meeting-. If you are having trouble joining the workshop, contact Jay Todd (jtodd1@xula.edu or 601-818-2602).


  • Led by: Dr. Elizabeth Yost Hammer (CAT+FD; PSYC); Dr. Jason S. Todd (CAT+FD; ENGL)
  • Date: Monday, April 6, 2020
  • Time: Noon - 12:50 PM
  • Location: Virtual
  • Sponsor: CAT+FD
  • More info: https://xula.zoom.us/j/448152469

Tags: Brightspace, active learning, engagement, online, ic20
Format: online
Event ID: 02005


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