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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS112 B.Y.O.L.: Following the Science—Transitioning to Competency-based Thinking

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, March 16

Instructional Design

Narcissus/Orange Blossom

Research proves students learn best when doing; information strengthens schemas leading to long-term retention. Yet instructors often feel bound by the constraints of an online classroom. Since they do not meet face-to-face, it can be hard to find ways to encourage active application of information and combat the student fear of failure.

In this session, you will learn about the research related to competency-based assessments. You will be able to explain how, with a few simple design elements, you and instructors can present students with a holistic learning environment which promotes active application of material and supports failure as an opportunity to enhance learning.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What competency-based education is
  • What recent research says related to course competencies
  • How to write course objectives focused on mastering competencies
  • Ways to assess competencies
  • Why failure has to be an option and what to do about it

Novice and intermediate designers.

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Participant technology requirements:

Erin Berman

Instructional Designer/QA Project Manager

Radford University

Erin Berman, an instructional designer/quality assurance project manager for Radford University, has been teaching online for both private and profit universities, and public, not-for-profit universities. In addition, Erin is a Quality Matters-certified master reviewer and currently works to support faculty and staff with online course development.

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