Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 Pm (ET)
Looking at and even “listening” to your data can reveal fundamental strengths and weaknesses. Find out how faculty at Samuel Merritt University did just that during this interactive case study. Explore how faculty used a color-coded mapping system, visual imagery, and a musical score to assess the adoption of QSEN competencies in their curriculum and evaluate student learning. Outcomes data were transformed to create a mosaic effect, with each shard serving as a dense data point, while the larger image conveys a whole picture that faculty can understand in an instant. Next, the relationship between the program and institutional objectives were actually set to music in this creative approach to assessing educational effectiveness.
Valerie Landau, Director of Assessment
Valerie Landau is Director of Assessment at Samuel Merritt University. She works at the crossroads of education and technology. She is an inventor and has filed 3 patents and is author of Developing an Effective Online Course” and co-wrote “The Engelbart Hypothesis: Dialogs with Douglas Engelbart”. She is a founding member of Program for the Future an organization dedicated to augmenting collective intelligence to solve problems facing humanity. She was Assistant Professor at California State University, Monterey Bay and Supervisor or Instructional Technology at DeAnza Foothill Community College District and founded Round World Media, a company designing and developing educational technology solutions. She earned an MA from the Department of Educational Technology from San Francisco State University and went on to study Human Development and Psychology with an emphasis in Technology in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is also a graduate of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Assessment Leadership Academy and serves on the WASC Substantive Change Committee.