Friday Facts – Learn from Past Presentations

Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Friday Facts – Learn from Past Presentations

If you haven’t checked our slideshare channel out lately, you need to do it today!  We have a lot of powerpoint presentations that clients have used highlighting how they use our tools.  They can serve as a great resource for new ideas about research and data correlation. The slidedecks are free to download.  Check it out! 

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Academic Integrity Checklist

Dr. Luke Bowden is the director of distance learning at University of Louisiana at Layfayette.  He has spent a lot of time researching academic integrity and student authentication and is a member of WCET’s CIG-Academic Integrity and Student Authentication.  Based on that research, he is sharing the “Academic Integrity Self-Check”.  To access the checklist, go to http://www.wcet.wiche.edu/ and […]

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Friday Facts – Embed SmarterMeasure into Your Orientation

Do you have an online orientation that your students complete? SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator fits well as an assignment into orientation courses.  We recommend doing so as a best practice.  Several of our clients have found it to be the most beneficial to students when taken at the beginning of their online courses.  If you’d like more […]

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Teaching Students How to Cheat

Yes, you read that right. A recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education highlighted a MOOC in which students are encouraged to cheat.  What’s the catch?  The students have to then disclose to the class exactly what they did to cheat.  The idea behind the course was to learn how students are cheating and be able […]

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Proctors – Correct Spelling Not Required

I found this recently and just had to share it.  This 3rd/4th grade teacher jokes about removing her teacher hat and putting on her proctoring hat.  Apparently being able to spell is not a requirement.  Enjoy! http://thinkbrit.tumblr.com/post/44832233131/i-have-been-proctoring-our-state-standardized

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Friday Facts – Promotional Collateral for SmarterMeasure

We provide a lot of resources to support our SmarterMeasure clients.  Often K12 schools need information to give to parents, students and teachers about the tool.  We provide documents that are customizable for schools to suit this purpose.  Ask your Account Manager about these resources.  The teacher flyer serves as an advertisement that promotes the […]

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Summer Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our Summer Webinar Series! This summer, we are offering webinars that address the challenges elearning leaders face and the importance of creating a strong orientation for students.  Join guest presenters Dr. Fred Lokken – Truckee Meadows Community College, and Ghazala Hashmi – J. Sargeant Reynolds as we talk about these hot […]

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Friday Facts – Modify Resources for Support to Help Students

When students complete the SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator they receive a full color report with rich feedback and graphical metrics. The report also includes “Resources for Support”.  We include links to valuable sources that may help students in areas that are challenging. You also have the ability to customize those resources.  This allows you to […]

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2013 Client Implementation Survey Results

SmarterServices, the provider of the SmarterMeasure™ Learning Readiness Indicator, periodically surveys its client institutions to identify patterns and good practices in the usage of the assessment. Below is the executive summary.  To view a full copy of this report click here. You may also check out an infographic with the highlights. In the spring of 2013, ninety-two (92) […]

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