CmapTools: A Free Concept Mapping Teaching Tool

CmapTools: Integrating, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation in Online Courses Teaching, learning, and evaluation in online courses offer unique and exciting challenges for instructors. Not only is it necessary to find new teaching strategies but it’s essential that instructors find new ways to facilitate student learning. Concept maps (Novak, 1998) are one strategy that can promote […]

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Google Forms as Formative Assessments

MATC instructors can use Google forms, a component of the Google Docs suite of applications, to create  online surveys  to collect feedback from students.   If you create Google forms that use multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank format questions, you can easily transform your Google form into an online formative assessment using a free script called Flubaroo. […]

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3 Online Tools for Formative Assessment

To truly understand how students are learning, and to guide their performance, consider incorporating an array of formative assessments in your course design.  Unlike summative assessments, such as quizzes and tests that gauge a student’s body of knowledge long after instruction has occurred, formative assessments are meant as informal “practice” activities or quick progress checks […]

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