Posted on April 5, 2018May 3, 2018 by Jonathan PizzoShowcasing Student Learning Gains About this Session In this second session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, professors Groff and Brunson address how online faculty may provide clear evidence of student learning gains and other success measures from the online environment. Such evidence is essential for faculty planning to submit proposals this fall for the 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Each session in the Dziuban Award Workshop Series is designed to assist eligible faculty in preparing a strong award submission packet. Session Highlights Fostering student engagement is essential for successful online courses, but such engagement can be achieved in many different ways. The Dziuban Award faculty review committee will be looking for compelling evidence of student learning gains in award proposals. Evidence types may vary depending upon the discipline, but some helpful information regarding student learning gains mentioned in this session: Discusses several definitions of student learning gains Reviews general misconceptions related to student learning gains Analyzes why assessing student learning gains is highly specific Assessments of Student Learning Gains What do we want students to know? How do we assess that they learned what we wanted them to learn? Reviews internal and external types assessments Presenters Amanda Groff, Ph.D. Associate Lecturer Anthropology University of Central Florida Amanda Groff is an Associate Lecturer of Anthropology. Dr. Groff received the 2012 Dziuban Award for demonstrating excellent online teaching in her course, ANT3302: Sex, Gender and Culture. Richard Brunson, M.A. Associate Instructor Journalism University of Central Florida Rick Brunson is an Associate Instructor of Journalism. Professor Brunson co-facilitated four sessions of IDL6543 from Summer 2016 to Summer 2017. Session Recordings Audio-only Recording Audio Recording Your browser does not support the audio element. Supporting Materials Presentation File Showcasing Student Learning Gains [PDF; 1.5MB] Session Chat Log Session Resources About the Dziuban Award Setting the Stage: Designing Quality Online Learning Experiences - Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching session about the statewide quality initiative and the quality course review process at UCF What is UCF's Quality Intiative? - Information about the “Quality” and “High Quality” course designations, necessary for qualifying for the Dziuban Award Additional Resources Eubanks, David (2017). “A Guide for the Perplexed.” Intersection. (Fall) pp. 14-13. Kane, J. and Mushtare, R. (Hosts) and Eubanks, D. (Guest). (2018, April 25). Assessment [Episode 26]. Tea for Teaching Podcast. Retrieved from http://teaforteaching.com/26-assessment. Excerpted online teaching practices from The Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) featuring evidence of student learning Like what you see? Tell the world!