It’s Midterm: Time to check in with your students and your course design

  Hope classes are going well, both online and off. Can you believe it is midterm already? This a good time to check in with your students and give yourself a midterm evaluation of your class. Michelle Miller in her book “Minds Online” writes of how early online social participation can be an indicator of…

The Power of Peer Feedback – the Story of Austin’s Butterfly

We know that good feedback (formative assessment) in self-regulated learning increases success (see Formative assessment and self‐regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice: Studies in Higher Education: Vol 31, No 2 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/citedby/10.1080/03075070600572090?scroll=top&needAccess=true#.WEF25TH_nOc.twitter  among others). This video “The Story of Austin’s Butterfly” is an excellent example of this process with peer feedback. The specific…