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Effective Feedback and Evaluation: Best Practices for Improvement

Providing meaningful feedback to learners is essential for performance improvement. Feedback culture also plays a significant role in learner growth. In this session, we discussed best practices for improving feedback and feedback culture. Participants applied the ask-tell-ask model of feedback to relevant scenarios and shared their assessment and feedback top tips.

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Presenters:Amy Hall, EdD and Devin Scott, MA; Instructional Consultants, UTHSC TLC
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Designing Scaffolds to Support Student Learning

Dr. Jaime Sabel, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis, presents the FRAMER framework she developed for creating tools to support students in their courses. She provides examples in her own work of the types of tools she has created and results of studies to examine their effectiveness. Participants had the opportunity to consider areas in their own classes where students need more support to learn a concept or a task. Dr. Sabel provides guidance on how to identify areas that may need support and then how to develop the tools to address the issue.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Presenter: Jaime Sabel, PhD, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences at the University of Memphis
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Best Practices for Designing Effective Online Coursesdr. lynn russell

Quality Matters (QM) is a system of rubrics and standards designed to help instructors incorporate best practices into their online courses. Dr. Lynn Russll, Chair and Associate Professor in the College of Dentistry is a reviewer for QM and has also used the rubrics for her own online course. In this webinar, Tom Laughner, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, will interview Dr. Russell as she discusses the characteristics of an effective and engaging online experieince, both with her own course as well as others that she has reviewed.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2020
Presenter: Lynn Russell, EdDChair and Associate Professor in the College of Dentistry
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jim snyderAn Overview of Quality Matters, a Rubric for Developing Effective Online Courses

As we think about how to move our courses online, we can make use of rubrics and standards that can guide us on effective practices for teaching and engaging our students. UTHSC subscribes to Quality Matters, a national organization that works with faculty to incorporate best practices into their online courses.

Dr. Jim Snyder, Director of Community Engagement and Marketing with Quality Matters introduces us to a set of rubrics and standards. The standards are used as a framework to design, revise and improve blended and online courses. He discusses how they work, how they benefit instructors, and how they can help learners succeed.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Presenter: James Snyder, PhD; Director of Community Engagement and Marketing, Quality Matters
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janeane andersonPractical Strategies for Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

Diversity comes in many forms: race/ethnicity, gender expression, age, socioeconomic status, disability (physical, emotional, learning), first-generation student, and many more. As our student body becomes more diverse, creating a welcoming, inclusive learning environment becomes increasingly important to student success and overall wellness. Tom Laughner interviews Dr. Janeane Anderson, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, about her research, teaching experiences, and insights into effective strategies and practical steps for creating an inclusive learning environment for students.

Date: Friday, April 24, 2020
Presenter: Dr. Janeane Anderson, PhD, MPH; Assistant Professor, UTHSC College of Nursing
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amy hall and devin scottActive Learning Strategies in Remote and Face-to-Face Courses

Active learning strategies in clinical and didactic settings will be discussed. Participants learn case based and didactic active learning techniques that can be used in remote or face-to-face courses. Additionally, participants discuss the benefits of active learning and develop a plan to implement active learning in their courses.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
Presenters: Amy Hall, EdD and Devin Scott, MA; Instructional Consultants, UTHSC TLC
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 devin scottInterpreting Student Ratings of Instruction (Student Course Evaluations)

This workshop discusses best practices for interpreting student ratings of instruction (SRI). Guided by the latest research on student ratings of instruction, participants contemplate the role of SRI among other indicators of teaching effectiveness. Following that, participants apply the Filter-Interpret-Plan model to sample SRI and will develop a plan to leverage their own SRI to improve their teaching.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Presenter: Devin Scott, MA; Instructional Consultant, UTHSC TLC
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Last Published: Oct 22, 2020