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December 3-5

Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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Assessing Students Online: Challenges and Best Practices - SPECIAL ASTRO 101 PANEL SESSION
Understanding what students know is important for instruction based on students' current knowledge and evaluating the impact of instruction. Now that most instructors are teaching online, there is the additional constraint of online assessment that poses challenges, especially for high stakes assessments. In this panel, we will share successful assessment practices to administer fair exams that accurately test students' understanding of material. We will discuss software being used to administer exams, enforce time limits, and ways to mitigate cheating. Additionally, panelists will discuss the pros and cons of traditional high-stakes exams and discuss alternative practices being used to assess students' mastery of course skills, content knowledge, and engagement.
Conference Strand: Online K-16 Teaching & Learning