Assessing Educational Effectiveness Using Shape, Color, and Sound
We developed a web application for the assessment of educational effectiveness that illustrates the relationships and alignment of learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels as well as alignment with industry standards. Each course learning outcome is linked to samples of student learning (papers, videos, and images), providing evidence that students are, in fact, demonstrating mastery of outcomes. These color-coded maps create a mosaic effect, with each shard representing a dense data point that, when combined, create a picture. To heighten faculty engagement, we use the curricular data as a musical score.
OUTCOMES: Analyze the educational effectiveness of an academic program by looking at the curricular maps as a color-coded mosaics * Participate in curricular assessment by listening to the data as music * Participate in a game of assessment of educational effectiveness
Valerie LandauAssociate Director of the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Learning, Samuel Merritt University