FridayLive! The Harvesting Gradebook: From Student Feedback to University Accreditation
Nils Peterson, Theron DesRosier, Jayme Jacobsen, and Gary Brown, Washington State University First Session of Fall FridayLive!
A grade book traditionally is a one way reporting mechanism-it reports to students their performance as assessed by the instructor who designed the activity. Learning from grades in this impoverished but pervasive model is largely one way-the student learns, presumably, from the professor’s grade. What does a student really learn from a letter or number grade? What does the faculty member learn from this transaction that will help him or her improve? What does a program or institution learn? We are exploring ways to do better.There is a second goal embedded in this effort. In a Web 2.0 environment, an environment where social networking and learning are ubiquitous like the tools that are supporting that exchange, how might one, be they student, faculty, or organization, harvest that learning, deepen it, and disseminate it more broadly.
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