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Join us for the inaugural event on Aug 18, 2022.
The conference will include virtual sessions presented by Crowdmark users highlighting innovative practices in teaching and learning.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Who is the Crowdmark Community Conference for?
This conference is for users to discuss the benefits of Crowdmark and ways in which Crowdmark supports innovative pedagogical approaches. Sessions are user created and user presented. Learn with your colleagues about real-world innovations using Crowdmark.
Welcome and Intro9:00am - 9:05am ET
Collaboration of Instructional Teams9:05am - 9:45am ETUrsula McGuone
Using Crowdmark to Enhance the Impact of Assessment Feedback10:00am - 10:45am ETPaula Jane Rowlands
Using Non-traditional Assignments to Support Student Learning and Inform Course Design11:00am - 11:45am ETCaroline Junkins
In this session, I will describe how I have been using short ""math-adjacent"" Crowdmark assignments in a large introductory Calculus class.
These assignments go beyond traditional teaching, and include asking students to:
- upload a visual organizer (mind map, flowchart, etc.) they have created as they study for an exam,
- describe a connection between a concept from Calculus and something they are currently learning in another course,
- identify and correct misconceptions in a mock student solution, and
- share a personal win/success from the term of which they feel proud
These assignments are quick to set up and administer in the Crowdmark platform, and serve two important purposes:
- engaging students with effective cognitive and metacognitive learning strategies, and
- collecting and analyzing data to close the feedback look and inform future course design.
Participants in this session will have an opportunity to
- Understand the framework used to set up and administer these non-traditional assignments within an existing course
- Identify different techniques for analyzing the data collected from these assignments (both qualitative and quantitative)
- Discover the potential benefits of incorporating these activities into their courses (including benefits for students as well as benefits to instructors/course designers)
A Crowd of Markers: Providing Effective Feedback in Large Courses12:30pm - 1:15pm ETJane Butterfield
Since Summer 2020, when the University of Victoria added Crowdmark to the institution’s teaching technology ecosystem, instructors in our Math & Stats Department have gradually expanded their use of Crowdmark for assignments, online tests, and in-person tests.
Nicol and Macfarlane-Dick (2006) propose seven “principles of good feedback” to promote learner self-regulation. They recommend that good feedback should: facilitate self-assessment, provide ‘high quality feedback information’, and encourage positive motivation and self-esteem. Hendersen et al (2004) point out that “it is the course grading practice that primarily determines what [students] do” in their proof-writing. It is also important to evaluate students consistently and fairly, both from a motivational perspective and through an equity lens. While we often consider ‘fairness’ in terms of assigned grades, an evaluator’s implicit bias also emerges through their wording of corrective or evaluative feedback. Reibel (2021) argues that assessment bias and microaggressions in feedback can also “severely limit feedback acceptance”.
It is particularly challenging to provide meaningful feedback, aligning with these recommended practices, when working as part of a team of instructors or teaching assistants in a high-enrolment course. The effect is exacerbated with multiple instructors, multiple teaching assistants, and time constraints. In this panel discussion, instructors from a variety of larger courses at UVic will share the practices they have adopted, and the tools within Crowdmark they have used, to address these challenges. Attendees will learn strategies for providing consistent feedback across an instructional team and for ensuring that feedback content and tone is supportive to a diverse body of students.
Henderson, C., Yerushalmi, E., Kue, V. H., Heller, P., and Heller, K. 2004. Grading student problem solutions: The challenge of sending a consistent message. American Journal of Physics. 72(2): 164–169.
Nicol, D. J. and Macfarlane-Dick, D. 2007. Formative assessment and self-regulated learning: a model and seven principles of good feedback practice, Studies in Higher Education V. 31, 199-218.
Reibel, A. R.. “Uncovering Implicit Bias in Assessment, Feedback and Grading.” All Things Assessment, March 11, 2021, https://allthingsassessment.info/2021/03/11/uncovering-implicit-bias-in-assessment-feedback-and-grading/"
Crowdmark's Product Roadmap1:30pm - 2:15pm ETMichelle Caers
Mini Quizzes as a Strategy for Promoting Time Management in Asynchronous Courses2:30pm - 3:15pm ETSusan Findlay
Crowdmark and Competency Based Assessment3:30pm - 4:00pm ETRandi Strunk
Aiming to improve the first year engineering experience by engaging, inspiring, and holistically preparing students for the challenges in the future, the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan redesigned and launched a new RE-ENGINEERED First Year Program. The 2021-2022 school year was the first implementation of the new program. A key part of the new program is using Competency Based Assessment (CBA) to evaluate learning outcomes.
This presentation will explain how we are implementing CBA, how we are matching learning outcomes to assessments, and how Crowdmark is being employed to assist with the assessment. Crowdmark was utilized for online tests, weekly online assignments, lab reports, term project reports, in person assignments, and both group and individual work in courses ranging from Statics to Technical Communication to AutoCAD and more. We will describe how CBA works with Crowdmark from the students’ perspective, as well as the grader and instructor’s side and some benefits and challenges we experienced in the first implementation.
Crowdmark for Online/Hybrid STEM Courses4:15pm - 4:45pm ETAmy Goodman
CALL FOR PROPOSAL
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The 2022 Crowdmark Community Conference Call for Proposals is now closed. Check back soon for the 2023 Crowdmark Community Conference Call for Proposals. Want to know what we’re looking for? Check out these 2022 guidelines.View our proposal guidelines