Apply Principle of Alignment to Rethink and Redesign Assessments for Student Engagement and Success
Abstract: As the world continues to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the global education community face the same challenges in transitioning from emergency remote instruction to quality online education and digital learning. As most institutions continue to expand online and blended offerings, while selectively opening certain class sessions for more hands-on learning with feasible safety measures in place to protect students, faculty as well as staff, quality in curriculum and supporting services emerge and continue to be, rightfully so, the focus and priority of all stakeholders, particularly issues relating to assessments and academic integrity. This roundtable session will inspire participants to explore and discuss how to apply the principle of alignment in rethinking, redesigning or improving assessment strategies in order to provide opportunities for interactions, facilitate active learning, engage students, and help them succeed in the online and digital learning environments. Participants will come away with some research-supported course design standards, useful tools and resources for authentic assessments to support their continued efforts to ensure academic integrity, and provide quality learning-centered environments to help students succeed in achieving desired learning outcomes.
Presider: Ray Francis, Central Michigan University