SHOW YOUR WORK! Strategies for Student Assessment and Dynamic Content Delivery for Online College Mathematics Courses
Abstract: The migration of college mathematics instruction from a self-contained classroom to an online environment creates freedoms and challenges. Two areas of difficulty are student assessment and dynamic content delivery. Effective student assessment consists of formative, summative, and synoptic assessments. Options for online assessment can range from multiple choice questions to integrated external websites to paper-and-pencil, each with their pros and cons. Dynamic content delivery is essential for maintaining student engagement. Options for content delivery range from showcasing work presented on other websites to creating personalized video lectures, which maintains a tension between effectively showing work and being a visible presence. For both topics, I will offer my online business calculus class as a case study. In this roundtable, we will compare and contrast strategies for student assessment and dynamic content delivery with the aim of arriving at a consensus of best practices for each. We will also discuss the specific technologies (Canvas, Blackboard, Big Blue Button, textbook and external websites, Doceri, Wacom, Kaltura, etc.) which facilitate these strategies.
Presider: Anne Montgomery, University of Phoenix