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Faculty Online Teaching Resources April 28, 2020

by Laurie Blandino on 2020-04-28T14:05:12-05:00 | Comments

 

Grading for a Pandemic
 

How lenient, or not, should professors be with students right now? A discussion of various approaches and opinions.

 

Why Open-Book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses 
 

Instead of wasting valuable time to deter cheating, open-book tests shift the onus of responsibility onto the students themselves.

 

Rethinking Your Assignments for Online Learning
 

What faculty can do to advance and assess student learning in the online environment.

 

Teaching Remotely: Alternatives to High-Stakes Exams
 

High-stakes final exams do not necessarily transfer well to a remote learning environment. This briefly explains why and offers two alternatives: increasing the frequency of graded assessments and giving students other ways to demonstrate what they have learned outside of an exam.

 

Best Practices for Remote Examinations
 

A Berkley-specific document but with some widely applicable takeaways: 1) Do not curve exams. 2) Make all exams open book. 3) Schedule multiple, short, low-stakes tests, rather than one or two lengthy, high-stakes exams. 4) Schedule exams at a specific time. 5) Use LMS Quiz and Assignment settings (examples in article are for Canvas). 6) Institute an honor code for exams. 7) Randomize oral examinations.

 

5 Reasons to Stop Doing Timed Online Exams During COVID-19
 

Timed online exams create unnecessary stress, are vulnerable to bandwidth problems, are poorly correlated with understanding, do not protect against cheating, and place undue burden on students who require learning accommodations.

 

Pedagogical Strategies for Academic Integrity
 

Examples of pedagogical strategies that may be implemented to reduce cheating in your course. Cover testing, authentic assessments, and active learning techniques.

 

Going Remote with Integrity 
 

In this webinar, Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant (Director, Academic Integrity Office, UC San Diego) and others help faculty adjust to the remote teaching environment by learning tips and techniques for creating a culture of integrity within a virtual/remote environment.

 

Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education
 

This list of best practice strategies is based on “Institutional Policies/Practices and Course Design Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education,” produced by WCET in February 2009 and updated in April 2009.

 


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