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Should We Really Evaluate Student Participation

August 18 @ 9:30 am 11:00 am

Teaching online introduced us to new ways of engaging our students: Zoom conversations and breakout rooms, discussions in VIULearn, as well as other mediated interactions using various technologies. Should these interactions be tracked and graded, and if so, why and how? What are the consequences of marking student behaviours such as “attendance” and “participation”? We know that if there’s nothing at stake, some students may pass up opportunities to learn, but it’s also a lot of extra work for instructors to track and respond to these details on a daily basis. Join us for this studio, where we will explore these questions.

A “studio” is a small group discussion, hosted by CIEL, in which faculty bring their own experiences to share as “cases” for discussion with your colleagues. Join us to look at how we might measure student engagement, and see what we can learn from the past year. Or come with a question about innovative ways of promoting attendance and participation. We’ll put it before the group and generate as many ideas as we can!

Date: Wednesday, August 18, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Registration: https://inviu.viu.ca/Training/view.cfm?MenuID=10&section=course_view&CategoryID=23&ID=2316&sessiondate=2021-08-18

Questions: ciel@viu.ca | Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning