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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Portland State University

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Assessment Alchemy: Transforming Data Into Action--Why It Is Mostly Myth And What To Do About It, Gary R. Brown Jan 2011

Assessment Alchemy: Transforming Data Into Action--Why It Is Mostly Myth And What To Do About It, Gary R. Brown

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

There is evidence that institutions and faculty are doing more to assess their programs and their innovations. But subsequent evidence that assessment and research are useful for guiding productive changes in teaching practice and that they improve the student learning experience remains elusive. This presentation will share the story of several different studies that have produced little impact on practice despite substantial or significant results. In comparison, a few (sometimes small) studies have offered insights and avenues that have demonstrated an impact, though not necessarily in ways we might expect. This session will explore conditions and strategies that can make ...


Assessment Issues Direct, Indirect, And Assessment Utility, Gary R. Brown Jan 2009

Assessment Issues Direct, Indirect, And Assessment Utility, Gary R. Brown

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

A National University Telecommunications Network webinar presented at the Ohio Learning Network, Central Ohio Regional Center Winter Learning Institute on Jan. 26, 2009. Focuses on assessment, measures to consider, and curriculum review. Discusses improving learning competencies and providing learning experiences that foster the development of critical learning skills. Attempts to answer the question "Does the measure guide improvement?"


Online Student Evaluations And Response Rates Reconsidered, Joan Anderson, Gary R. Brown, Stephen Spaeth Jan 2006

Online Student Evaluations And Response Rates Reconsidered, Joan Anderson, Gary R. Brown, Stephen Spaeth

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

In what follows we provide an overview of the reasons why the evaluation process has failed to elicit sufficient involvement from students and instructors as well as the ways in which an online format can help address these problems. We then offer the results of an ad hoc study in which student response rates to an online evaluation tool were measured and assessed at a particular institution in order to determine the factors that influence participation, engagement, and perceived relevance.


The Support Service Crisis: A Misnomer, Gary R. Brown Mar 2001

The Support Service Crisis: A Misnomer, Gary R. Brown

Office for Academic Innovation Publications

Discussion of issues related to perceptions of technology support in education by faculty and administrators. The article focuses on research and studies by Gilbert, Wharton, Edutech and Educause.