OpenEd19 – Roundtable on Ungrading

Roundtable submission for #OpenEd19 Update: Roundtable accepted. Following review by the Program Committee, I am pleased to inform you that your submission entitled ‘Roundtable on #Ungrading’ has been accepted for presentation as a Roundtable (25 minutes). Now to get to work on this. I require help here colleagues! Work in Progress Please feel free to…

#Ungrading, Rest and Reboot.

edit (April 2, 2019): This post was linked from an excellent article authored by Colleen Flaherty at Insider Higher Ed, “When Grading Less Is More”. I thank Colleen for reaching out and including text from this post. or Subterranean Homesick Blues This is a post about work in progress, I have been thinking deeply on this…

A Critical Gradebook

Background [caption id="attachment_2103" align="aligncenter" width="640"] “Esther’s Gradebook” flickr photo by Cat Sidh https://flickr.com/photos/cat-sidh/464455787 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license[/caption] Back in 2015 I made a switch to a #ConnectedCourse via FeedWordPress. The plumbing of how to do this was all thanks to the genius of our good friend Alan Levine. Check out Alan’s multi-post series…

Looking Back, Objects in the Rear View Mirror

Looking Back I truly believe that reflection or looking back is an important part of our learning process. Taking time for reflection allows me to connect what I’ve learned in the past with my plans going forward.  I’m reminded again of why I changed the title of my blog to “Connecting is Learning” and will…

Giving Students an Authentic Voice

Conference Presentation This is support for my short 15 minute presentation at the 3rd Annual International Conference on Innovation in Education (my translation to English) in Mexico City on December 13, 2016. Tools of the Trade I’ve written before about my work with various tools, the focus lately is on student blogging and using a…

Teaching Evaluation Comments: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

All the Things are New One aspect that I particularly love about my institution where I work is our ability to move quickly and make changes. We had been using the same online system for teaching evaluations for quite a long time (perhaps a decade?) and made a change in format, questions, scale and focus…