Memorable and Meaningful Assessments
Beating the Forgetting Curve - How to Bridge the Memory Gap with Low-Stakes Formative Assessment
In this engaging, interactive session you will learn an easy process that leads to higher rates of learner memory recall. Using simple Web 2.0 tools we will create our own strategically spaced "recall events" that can help students encode course content into long term memory. Attendees will leave this session with methods and tools which will allow them and their students to work smarter, not harder, and efficiently put the knowledge in technology.
Explain the rate of cognitive decay according to the forgetting curve
Map a deliberately spaced series of formative assessments to ensure memory encoding
Write effective recognition/generative-type practice questions
David McAlinden, Instructional Designer, Columbuia University School of Professional Studies