Article review: Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities

In the Use of Learner-Centered Assessment in US Colleges and Universities, Webb describes a utopia where instructors have given (through learner-centered assessment)  “  a mechanism for prompt feedback to students, fosters  collaboration  with peers and faculty; and results in increased student-faculty contact.’   (Webb, 2012, p 203) I agree with the need for multiple drafts […]


Taking this opportunity to drop in another paper I wrote for ED603. Let me know if you find it helpful! Introduction This paper discusses the evaluation of methods for a research project that involves attempting to measure building community interaction among first-time users of Blackboard while capturing the participants’ opinions of their experience. Preparing for […]

Bias? What bias?

I’ve done some of the assignments out of order (in ED603). This is another one of those assignments I liked so much I wrote it twice. Introduction This paper discusses addressing several forms of bias while conducting research. Researchers need to be aware of, and counteract the possible introduction of, bias in areas of their […]

Reading Group

Covering “Faculty Mentoring and Student Engagement Are Keys to Success in Virtual Classroom” I believe you need to be logged as a UA employee or student… (click on title above.) A few visuals (and testing the Getty embed process) that may bring mentoring or leadership to mind. Mentors   Leadership Embedded librarian  

Road map

Okay, so this is one of those ‘I just love’ moments. Doing a session on screencasting today. Here’s my thoughts on how it should go… ROAD MAP I should log back in later and tell you how it really went. (The best laid plans…) The link above is in case the embed (below) does […]

Open Books

Learn more about Open Education Resources, specifically open textbooks, peer-reviewed materials and materials shared under a Creative Commons license. Your students (and you!) don’t have to spend money to obtain current, peer-reviewed data.

What could I do with a Raspberry Pi

I don’t own a motorbike: – so getting data via a OBD2 Data Recorder isn’t interesting to me. Since I need to improve/refresh my programming skills, I could use it for PHP or Python. Ruby is on the way down the list {TIOBE programming list } The TIOBE list tracks Turing complete programming […]

Why you have to be there

I recently read an advertisement for a large conference for educators. There were seven items stressed under the heading, “Why you have to be there.” The one that caught my eye was, “Rub Elbows with Thought Leaders.” Intriguing. It made me think about our designers, and our eCampus team. You don’t have to sign up […]

Building blocks

UAF eCampus Registration page(s): what needs to change? A person should not have to choose “number of courses. … How many classes? I plan on taking _one semester-based course_ … two, three, four. A person should not have to   “If you change your mind, use the back button and select more or fewer courses […]

English is so tricky!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a few amazing instructors over the past year. Carl Strange teaches Latin 101 and 102. He writes the best announcements to encourage his students, tell them what’s coming up, and keep them interested in learning more. I’m excerpting part of last week’s announcement, with his permission, because we […]

Everyone is at a difference place

The great continuum of learning is like the largest airliner in the sky. There are seats for everyone, and we are all on our own journey. Today I was able to walk a long-time professor through how to make PDFs. We were both ecstatic!   Another professor and I had fun with both Jing and […]

Tweeting about education

Taking a cue from Design Team Manager, Chris Lott, I’m listing some of my favorite tweets on education. He posts monthly – I just don’t tweet anywhere near that much! Here are the first and second quarters of 2012. Look for me on Twitter @alaska_knits … I removed all knitting and cookie related posts from […]