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How Does the University of Toronto Think About Learning Outcomes?

Learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge or skills students should acquire by the end of a particular assignment, class, course, or program, and help students understand why that knowledge and those skills will be useful to them. They focus on the context and potential applications of knowledge and skills, help students connect learning …

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Reflections on the COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 imposed a unique natural experiment on Regent University MBA students and professors. In this study we consider two research issues. The COVID -19 experience provided practical insight for professors teaching students directly affected by a crisis. We found all students, whether initially registered on campus or online, perform best …

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Proctored On-Campus Vs. Unproctored Online Exams

Online education is expected to grow, bringing new challenges. One of the biggest challengesconcerns the validity of online assessments. Questions arise about cheating, including whether ornot the person taking the assessments is the student registered for the course. Studies have tried todetermine the amount of cheating in online assessments using student self-reporting. Concernabout the validity …

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Effects of sustained attention and video lecture types on learning performances

Video lectures are one of the primary learning resources embedded in e-learning environments. Many universities prepare video lectures and share them as open course materials with students. In order to make the learning process more efficient and effective, it is very important to design and personalize those learning resources for learners, taking into their needs …

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When old becomes new: a case study of oral examination as an online assessment tool

Assessment is an important element of any effective teaching and learning strategy. Designing an appropriate assessment strategy is a continual challenge for instructors because the assessment structure must be well aligned with the intended learning outcomes. Technological advances have led to an expansion of online and distance modes of course delivery and brought new challenges, …

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Reducing Cheating Opportunities in Online Test

This paper focuses on reducing cheating opportunities of online test assessment. Increasing use of online test in all course presentation formats(online, blended/hybrid or facilitated) has elevated faculty concerns of cheating.Efforts by educators to reduce cheating have been ongoing and with somesuccess but, as the results of a study reported here more is needed. Two sectionsof …

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