cloud-sourced formative assessment resources

This resource was recently posted in Diigo in Education.  David Wees uses this definition to guide contributions to the resource.  “A formative assessment or assignment is a tool teachers use to give feedback to students and/or guide their instruction. ”  So far, there are 59 strategies for formative assessment including: 3x summarization,  postcards, mini-whiteboards, chalkboard splash, exit slip, running records and more!  This resource is starting to grow. Why not stop by, peruse the deck … Read More

Evaluating student performance in forums with a rubric

We have all heard the term “rubric” tossed around, but may not know what it is. Luckily, it’s simple. A rubric is a scoring tool that helps you articulate assignment criteria to your students. It can be as simple as a checklist or as complex as a matrix with many criteria and standards across a continuum. Using a rubric in forums can be a great way to make grading and student interaction easier and more … Read More

OHSU/SON health promotion flash mob

  Dr. Isabelle Soule was more than a little surprised and impressed when her students in the NRS 210 Health Promotion course, launched a flash mob in the classroom with a skit in response to an extra credit assignment.   After completing their final exam, the students conducted a command performance for SON faculty, staff and students (below).  Thanks to Kathie Forney from the OHSU Teaching and Learning Center for filming the flash mob. I hope … Read More

OHSU School of Nursing Faculty and Students Present Innovative Practice at the Teaching, Learning and Technology Symposium

  The Oregon Academic technology Society (OAtS), in partnership with OHSU hosted the “Teachers Without Borders: Navigating Digital Pedagogy” conference at the OHSU School of Nursing building on Friday, Oct. 18th.  174 K-20 teachers, faculty, administrators and students discussed the complexity of teaching and learning in digital contexts.   28 OHSU faculty attended the event, which featured keynote speaker Alec Couros.  His opening address “Identity, Networks and Connected Learning” covered a wide range of opportunities for … Read More

“It’s not the technology; it’s the teachers.”

On Friday, October 18th,  OHSU hosted the Oregon Academic technology Society (OAtS) conference.   This year’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Symposium explored “Teachers Without Borders: Navigating Digital Pedagogy.”    One of the concurrent sessions featured a Virtual Student Panel facilitated by teachers and students from the Bread Loaf Teacher Network.   Renee Moore, an English Instructor from the Mississippi Delta Community College posted this article on her blog hosted by the Center for Teaching Quality.

Bring Out the Artist in You! Working with a Drawing Tablet

Have you ever had difficulty explaining something through a lecture or a PowerPoint presentation? Ever wish you had a way to demonstrate something graphically at a distance beyond referring to pictures or diagrams?  Then using a drawing tablet just might be for you! Drawing tablets can be used to write, to sketch, or to annotate just as you might in using a pen and paper.  In the case of writing tablets, however, what you draw … Read More

OHSU School of Nursing Faculty Participate in the “Online Teaching and Learning” Mini-Course

This summer OHSU School of Nursing faculty participated in an online professional development course.  The “Online Teaching and Learning” course was designed for faculty who teach online.   This mini-course employed a practical, hands-on approach to demonstrate both synchronous and asynchronous tools and techniques for effective online teaching and learning.  The course provided participants with the opportunity to apply theories and techniques learned, to collaborate with colleagues to develop a reusable learning object suitable for online … Read More

Let’s Get Real! OHSU School of Nursing Students Share Population-based Projects

Students in the Accelerated Baccalaureate program at the OHSU School of Nursing this summer conducted population-based projects.  The purpose of this “real world” activity is to apply their knowledge of population-based analytic assessment skills and to apply their knowledge of communities as clients.  In collaboration with community members in their clinical groups, students prioritized the community health needs and identified and implemented interventions related to the health of the communities within the population of focus.   … Read More

Can’t Stand PowerPoint? . . . Reconsider

I know a lot of people can’t stand PowerPoint. Hey, I agree. You don’t have to convince me. But here’s the thing – most users underutilize its features. That’s right. While most PowerPoint users can add text, images, and video, many are unaware that that they can also edit graphics, and create illustrations, videos and online training. Sound interesting? Well, keep reading. Tom Kuhlmann, a PowerPoint super user and author of the blog Rapid E-Learning, … Read More

Online education, is there a choice between cost and quality?

With the advent of MOOCs, and other low-cost opportunities for online education, there has been ongoing debate about the tension between costs and quality.   OHSU, like many universities is working hard to provide a quality, rigorous academic experience to students on campus,  through hybrid courses and through online courses.   In this article Reihan Salam makes the argument that costs impact quality in online courses.  “One way of thinking about higher education, and education more broadly, … Read More