Course description

LINC 260 focuses on the conceptual and procedural application of assessment strategies in the classroom. It is a skill building experience for teachers who desire to learn and apply a range of assessment strategies in an actual learning environment.

Goals

In this course you will:

  1. understand and use terminology associated with assessment technology integration and project based learning.
  2. learn how to use assessment to drive learning.
  3. analyze assessment methods and techniques.
  4. discuss research on how technology can be used to improve students’ higher order thinking skills.
  5. develop assessment strategies for students’ multimedia projects.

Grading policy

  • Participation
  • The instructor's Student Tracking feature allows the instructor to see how often and for how long you've logged into the course and where you have been.
  • Your completion of the Reflections and Assignments allow the instructor to assess your comprehension of the course materials and interact with you as you create your final project.

Final project

You will be assessed on its completeness and how well you have integrated all the required elements.

The following rubric will help you determine how you are doing in this course. Please use it as your guide.

Participation

Excellent Satisfactory Minimal
Student Tracking shows you logged in enough minutes to justify that you’ve spent 12 hours working on this course. Student Tracking shows you logged in enough minutes to justify that you’ve spent 8 hours working on this course. Student Tracking shows you logged in enough minutes to justify that you’ve spent 6 hours working on this course.
Response to all Reflection questions is thoughtful and shows internalization and comprehension of course materials. Response to most Reflection questions meet the basic course requirements. Response to less than half of Reflection questions is minimal.
Responses to all Assignments build toward the final project. Responses to some Assignments build toward the final project. Responses to less that half of the Assignments build toward the final project.
Feedback from instructor and other learners are used to improve each assignment in order to create a better the final project. Feedback from instructor and other learners are sometimes used to improve each assignment in order to create a better the final project. Feedback from instructor and other learners is ignored.

Project

Excellent Satisfactory Minimal
Final project is a well thought out assessment plan that determines the degree to which the learner objectives have been met. Final project shows an assessment plan that appears to be based on learner objectives. Final project shows an assessment plan that is not tied to specific learner objectives.
The assessment plan includes three or more multiple forms of assessment. The assessment plan includes two forms of assessment. The assessment plan includes only one form of assessment.
The assessment plan includes both formative and summative strategies. The assessment plan includes summative strategies only. The assessment plan is unclear.
The assessment plan includes both pre and post assessment strategies. The assessment plan includes only post assessment strategies. The assessment plan is unclear.

Beginning the course

If you are new to online learning or to our Etudes interface you will want to take some time to learn how to navigate around this course.

Once inside the course, you will use the menu on the top navigation bar of each page. You can navigate by returning to the Calendar page. There you will find links to the weekly activities.

After reading through the Syllabus, return to the Lessons page located in the top navigation bar and click on the appropriate module. You can then follow the links through the material for each topic. There is a topic for each week of the online portion of this course. Be sure to check the Assignment and Reflection sections for each module.

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12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022-4599
Phone: 650-949-7113
Fax: 650-949-7190

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