Shenglan Zhang, Associate Professor of Chinese, subscribes to the idea that practice is central to the acquisition of second languages. Synchronous, instructor-facilitated, and spaced-out practice paired with constructive feedback can enhance student speaking skills in times of social distancing!
As a faculty member in a discipline that creates an art form where self-isolation is difficult, if not impossible, Cason Murphy, Assistant Professor of Theatre, describes how embracing technology led to new and creative ways for his students to use their agency for practice and improvement of their performance skills.
Effective assessments in an asynchronous, online, large-enrollment chemistry course, Dr. Cristina Bonaccorsi and Ritushree Chatterjee
Cristina Bonaccorsi, Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry, and Ritushree Chatterjee, Senior Instructional Designer, ELO, detail different assessment strategies to evaluate learning progress and communicate frequent and constructive feedback, affording students numerous opportunities to self-correct and reflect.