Ed Discussion (https://edtech.org) is a relatively new addition to the set of tools provided to Swarthmore faculty for their course discussions through Moodle (https://blogs.swarthmore.edu/its/2021/08/13/new-software-for-grading-and-online-discussions-coming-for-fall-2021/). It’s an exciting tool for us, first because it enables near-real-time interactivity with its exceptionally responsive … Continue reading Tired of old forum tools? Try Ed Discussion!
Because of the change to remote teaching and learning, many course assessments have to be modified. There are a variety of ways to assign and grade student work when working online. Exams ITS has a help page on administering Remote … Continue reading Remote Assessments of Student Learning
After President Smith announced Swarthmore’s remote stance for the rest of the semester, we have watched our community rally quickly to move to an almost-entirely remote stance. We are so appreciative of all of the folks who have worked to … Continue reading Resources For A Mostly-Remote Swarthmore
DataCamp continues to be an online, hands-on, practical training resource, that faculty can take advantage of to learn how to use the open source statistical environment of R, as well as how to code in Python and forge beautiful data … Continue reading What’s new with DataCamp
I recently came across this article in a Science magazine email blurb and thought that others might be interested. Although some faculty worry that trying different pedagogical methods can be detrimental to promotion, the bottom line is that Active Learning … Continue reading Active Learning improves student evaluations
An increasing number of Swarthmore faculty are using online grading for assignments and exams. Since students create most of their work digitally, it makes sense to submit an assignment electronically and avoid the need to print a hard copy. ITS … Continue reading How to Grade Online Assignments and Exams