Free Webinar: Creating and Using Effective Rubrics

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Creating and Using Effective Rubrics
Presented by Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLC
Wednesday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. Central Time
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This webinar will focus on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session will emphasize:

  • How to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning
  • How to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately from learning
  • How to involve students in using rubrics

Participants will learn how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning. Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. Too often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning. The webinar will share principles for writing such effective rubrics and provide examples to critique. Participants will learn how to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately, for example with a checklist. Finally, participants will learn five strategies for involving students in using rubrics to support: shared learning targets, student self-reflection and self-assessment, teacher feedback, peer feedback, and student goal setting.

Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She currently works with teachers, schools, districts, universities, and states in the area of classroom assessment. She has been a classroom teacher and a professor and department chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is an adjunct faculty member. Her interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She has written or co-authored sixteen books and over 70 articles on assessment.

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Recorded Webinar: How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video

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Aired on 04/02/2015

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Watch Webinar: How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video

 

We’re sorry you couldn’t attend this webinar on April 2. Below, please find a link to watch a recording of the webinar that includes closed captions and a searchable interactive transcript.

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http://www.3playmedia.com/how-it-works/webinars/copyright-04-02-2015/

Webinar Description
One of the great challenges of using videos that you don’t own is that accessibility laws require most educational institutions (as well as government programs and other industries) to provide closed captions for video content. This is where copyright law can interfere. Blake Reid, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law, walks you through the conflict between copyright law and captioning law, focusing on the legality of captioning videos that you don’t own. The topics covered are:

  • Captioning laws and regulations
  • The conflict between captioning and copyright
  • Statutory exemptions
  • Fair use
  • The future of copyright and captioning

Using Blackboard’s Item Analysis to Evaluate Online Test Question Effectiveness

If you have created and deployed online tests in your courses in Blackboard, you can collect and check statistics on your students’ overall test performance and performance on questions through the Item Analysis tool.  Through Item Analysis, you can determine the effectiveness of test questions and whether questions are good discriminators of student knowledge. To learn more, please watch Blackboard’s video and review the provided resources.

Resources

Three Free Webinars: Copyright Law, YouTube on Video Accessibility, and PDF Accessibility

How Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for  Educational VideoHow Copyright and Fair Use Impact Third Party Captioning for Educational Video
April 2, 2015 at 1pm – 1:45pm CSTOne of the great challenges of using videos that you don’t own is that accessibility laws require most educational institutions (as well as government programs and other industries) to provide closed captions for video content. This is where copyright law can interfere. Blake Reid, an Assistant Clinical Professor in Technology Policy and Telecom Law at Colorado Law, will walk you through the conflict between copyright law and captioning law, focusing on the legality of captioning videos that you don’t own.
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The Future of Video Player Accessibility

The Future of Video Player Accessibility
April 22, 2015 at 1pm – 2:00pm CSTIn this webinar, developers from YouTube/Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility.
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Creating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat: Requirements, Implementation, and  EvaluationCreating Accessible PDFs with Acrobat: Requirements, Implementation, and Evaluation
April 30, 2015 at 2pm – 3pm ETIn this webinar, the Chief Accessibility Officer of SSB BART Group, Jonathan Avila, will walk you through the requirements for PDF accessibility. He will provide you with implementation and evaluation techniques that you can follow to create accessible documents with Acrobat XI. You’ll learn how to provide textual alternatives for visual elements as well as how to use various Acrobat tools that will make accessibility implementation as simple as possible.
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Blackboard Learn+: Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning

Blackboard Learn+: Universal Design and Accessibility for Online Learning

A stand-alone course for instructors and content developers that explores what accessibility and universal design mean and how they can be applied to online learning.

This course is meant as a stepping off point for building online courses that are usable and accessible. The content is intended to inspire further exploration and advocacy for designing materials that benefit students and help them achieve their educational goals.

Go through the material presented at your own pace. There is no set order or dependencies. Use the Course Menu links to access the content and resources. The Syllabus gives you the course goals and suggested reading material. The Course Content is organized into four modules:

  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility
  • Assistive Technology
  • Learning Styles

Start off by watching the video Campus Leaders Talk About Accessibility, linked below, to gain a perspective of how executives are thinking about accessibility and what drives them to change. How can you use these ideas to promote accessibility at your institution? Feel free to share your experiences on the Discussion Board.