Volume 9, Number 7
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Look What's New in iStream in July:
Focus on Learning Outcomes
This month, iStream focuses on Learning Outcomes. For information about how your college can access the wealth of resources in iStream, visit www.league.org/istream or contact Wendy Neil (firstname.lastname@example.org or 480-705-8200, ext 234).
Thoughtful Topics. Modernize your assessment methods and reduce the pain of graded evaluation by watching this presentation by Celeste Fenton and Brenda Ward Watkins. Based on their Cross Papers monograph, the presenters discuss the use of blogging, Second Life, and other technologies useful for modern practical assessment.
Partner Spotlight.Nuventive and the University of Houston team up to provide a tool that allows students to track and share their educational and professional experience with faculty and employers, all online, with the added bonus of writing assessment capabilities.
TLT Webinars, Dangerous Discussions, and Flashlight. The League and TLT Group present various workshops on iStream, with a limited number of free seats available to iStream members. Check out FridayLive!, TLT-SWG, and TGIF.
Project Highlights. Miami Dade College’s focus on outcomes assures that its students benefit during and after their education experience. Find out how a set of 10 up-to-date, student-focused learning outcomes were developed and are now applied in response to the ongoing higher education accountability question.
Ten Questions. Belle Wheelan shares the ins and outs of accreditation and its connection to the final learning product. Learn the outlook for outcomes and how the SACS president has kept education in the family.
Log in to iStream for new content, new updates, and new ideas. (http://istream.league.org)