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ERIC Number: EJ810621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6099
Lessons Learned: Assurance of Learning Is Primarily about Learning, Not Assurance
Berdrow, Iris
Assessment Update, v20 n5 p1-2, 15-16 Sep-Oct 2008
For several years, the author has coordinated the introductory business course for freshmen, GB101: World of Business, at Bentley College. Recently, another faculty member and the author redesigned the course based on assurance of learning principles. The redesign of GB101 did not change the basic description or goals of the course but did not change content and materials significantly. The objective was to achieve content standardization, institute learning objectives for the whole course as well as for each class, and ensure that students leave this course with a solid knowledge that will be applicable to future general business courses. At the end of the course, the author realized that the new design of the course seemed to be successful but he was appalled when he received the results of his Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) report: He got a low average of 2.46. In this article, the author cites the valuable lessons he learned from designing and delivering a new course content.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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