ACRL Webinar on June 1: “Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning”

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

June 1, 2017

(via Mary Jane Petrowski, ACRL Associate Director)

The next ACRL e-Learning webcast will take place on Thursday, June 1. The webinar, titled “Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning”, will last from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CST. More information is below.

Academic librarians are no strangers to assessment, but figuring out how to implement authentic assessment can be tricky. We all want our instruction to help students, but how do we know if they are actually learning? Better yet, how can we make this process enjoyable for both the educators (that’s us!) and the students?

This interactive webcast will discuss the importance of designing authentic learning activities tied to information literacy learning outcomes. Learn about a number of instructional technologies that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning while engaging in higher-order skills such as critical thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information.  Engage in analysis of several tech tools and assessment techniques for use in varied instructional scenarios, including one-time class sessions, trainings, and workshops. Most of the techniques discussed will be applicable for assessing students both in-person and online. Webcast participants will receive an instructional technologies evaluation form that can be used to analyze the technologies highlighted in the session for use in their own teaching. This webcast will share successful and easy to implement authentic assessment techniques and tools that will have students showing off their skills in no time.

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