“Preparing for the Post-Course Era” -
When educators discuss “high impact” experiences from which students benefit, more and more of the action takes place out of the classroom. Students are increasingly seen as learning the most from the connections they make between courses and academic programs, and also from internships, study abroad, undergraduate research and more. This trend raises questions for how educators should organize the college experiences they offer and how they can measure success or identify areas of concern.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2010, Randall Bass, a national expert on rethinking the way that students learn, presented a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question-and-answer period on: The research on the role of non-course experiences on the overall student experience, the challenge that the “post course” era presents for colleges trying to offer a coherent undergraduate experience, the use of e-portfolios and other Web 2.0 tools to make this wider context for student learning visible and to measure student achievement both in and out of class, and why these tools are replacing traditional measures, and the importance of academic affairs and student life officials working together in new ways in this environment.
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