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TLThd is launching a new service to all instructors at CofC…CLASS OBSERVATIONS

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These observations can be for your face-to-face or your online classes.  An instructional technologist will come to your class (or review your OAKS online class) and observe you and your students.  At the end of the observation we will provide you with a full report of everything that occurred during the class.  You can then use that information however you see fit! The important thing to remember is that this is just for you, no one else. We don’t mention it to your Chairs, Dean, or Colleagues nor will we conduct an observation at the request of anyone else. The only purpose of the observation is to give you the data to allow you to reflect on your teaching and your student interaction.

Currently we are offering In-class, Videotaped, and Student Focus Group observations for the face-to-face classes and a Module Review in the online classes.  We hope to expand our online offerings in December. 

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Mobile, Portfolio

App of the Week: SeeSaw – Reflective Journals and ePortfolios

Special thanks to Gustavo Urdaneta, a professor in the Spanish Department, for recommending this app.

SeeSaw is an easy to use, online journaling and portfolio application.  The many features allows faculty and students to use the app in many different ways.  Professor Urdaneta is using it to allow his students more language practice time and to deliver practice material.  At the end of the term, both he and his students can see their progress through the semester.

screenshot of seesaw appSeeSaw’s features:

ePORTFOLIO – Students can “show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links. You can also import directly from most popular apps.

JOURNALS ARE ORGANIZED AND ACCESSIBLE – When students add to their Seesaw journal, content is uploaded, organized by student, and immediately accessible to teachers from any device.  Browse work from the entire class, or for a single student. Optionally, use folders to organize work by subject area or project.
ENCOURAGE DEEPER LEARNING AND REFLECTION – Seesaw helps capture the learning process, not just the end result.  Students can use Seesaw’s built-in audio recording, drawing and caption tools to reflect on what they’ve learned or explain how they got their answer.
STUDENT BLOGGING HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER – Seesaw Blogs are a simple way to share a selection of work from students’ Seesaw portfolios on a public class blog, giving students a broader, global audience for their learning.

Price: Free

PlatformiOS DevicesAndroid DevicesChromebooks, Any Computer with Chrome

More Information:

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Assessment, Pedagogy, Portfolio, Round Table Discussion

Roundtable Discussion is now available for viewing

Roundtable Discussion: Student Portfolios for Assessment, Reflection, & Employment is now available for online viewing.  Panelists:  Dr. Chris Warnick (English), Dr. Chris Korey (FYE), Dr. Beth Goodier (Communication), Dr. Kevin Keenan (Political Science), Denny Ciganovic (Career Services).
Description:  Five people give their take on student portfolios and discuss what they look for in a portfolio and the ups and downs of doing them.  In the discussion they look at three types of portfolios: student reflection, program assessment, and employment.

If you wish to view this or any of the past Faculty Roundtable Discussions visit Teaching > Roundtable Discussions on this blog.