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Beyond Multiple Choice Conference in review

Special Issue: Advancing Beyond Multiple Choice eAssessment

By Kristine Hadeed / September 30, 2021

This review analyzes ideas and themes that emerged from Beyond Multiple Choice 2020 (BMC2020), the third iteration of an annual conference exploring the future of assessment. Taking place online due to restrictions surrounding COVID-19, BMC2020 attracted speakers and delegates from across the globe, representing various facets of the assessment industry. Altogether, the presentations compiled a bird's-eye snapshot of challenges and opportunities for advancing assessment to better meet 21st-century training and education needs. » [Full Article]
REVIEW: EVENTS, TYPE: MANAGEMENT

Remote proctoring? Step up your game and put the learner first

Special Issue: Advancing Beyond Multiple Choice eAssessment

By Geoff Chapman / September 30, 2021

Delivery of proctored exams on-screen has existed for more than 15 years. The pandemic has pushed the technology and its radical service encounter into the mainstream. But new visibility brings new responsibilities and issues to resolve. A gold rush of new and existing suppliers means many learners now have the new exam experience they needed while others have had challenging experiences. » [Full Article]
TYPE: MANAGEMENT

Listening to the Sound of Silence in Supporting Instructors' Transitions to Remote Teaching During COVID-19

By Kayon Murray-Johnson, Anna Santucci, Diane J. Goldsmith / February 28, 2021

While online education has been with us for more than 20 years, and many faculty are proficient at designing and teaching highly interactive, intellectually stimulating asynchronous classes, other faculty have chosen to remain focused on their teaching in the classroom. However, COVID-19 has rapidly and without warning ushered all higher ed teaching and learning into emergency remote environments. By now, many who support faculty in transitioning courses have received varying levels of participation and are examining ways to increase support opportunities. » [Full Article]
TYPE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT

Designing Successful ePortfolio Practices

By Anita Samuel / July 27, 2020

This article reviews Eynon and Gambino's book High-impact ePortfolio Practice: A catalyst for student, faculty, and institutional learning . » [Full Article]
REVIEW: LITERATURE, TYPE: MANAGEMENT

Excited by E-Moderation? A Canadian Educator Shares Her Best Hacks

By Marla A. Zupan / February 22, 2019

Many of today's educators who seek new experiences are considering positions as electronic moderators (e-moderators). However, the transition from overseeing a physical classroom to managing a virtual learning environment can quickly become overwhelming and confusing. With limited supports and training opportunities available, e-moderators can struggle to find a balance between course content delivery and consistent candidate communication. This article has a twofold purpose. It first seeks to define and clarify the e-moderator role, particularly as it relates to online teacher professional development in Ontario. Next, the author outlines six strategies for success, targeting specific areas including setup, planning, time management, online presence and feedback. » [Full Article]
TYPE: HIGHER EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT