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Linking goals, assessment and teaching strategies to promote effective learning: March 9, 2012

Note: This webinar has already taken place. See the References, resources, and the presentation from this virtual event.

2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific (1 hr)

Leader: David McConnell, North Carolina State University

Registration deadline: March 2, 2012.Registration for this event is now closed.

This presentation will discuss the relationship between situational factors, learning goals, teaching activities, and student feedback and assessment and how the interaction of these components can be structured to ensure student learning. We will describe how research on learning informs the development of activities to promote student learning in and out of class. Participants should leave the presentation with information necessary to design effective lessons that can be assessed and modified to maximize student conceptual learning.

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Time - 2 pm Eastern | 1 pm Central | 12 pm Mountain | 11 am Pacific
Duration - 1 hour
Format - Online web presentation via Blackboard Collaborate web conference software with questions and discussion. Participants will receive an email with instructions detailing how to log into the event approximately one week prior to the event.
Registration - There is no registration fee, but registration is required to save a space. Space is limited to 80, so please be sure you can commit before registering. Registration closes when the spaces fill or March 2, 2012, whichever comes first. Please complete the registration form if you are interested and able to participate. Registration for this event is now closed.

Please email Rachel Beane (rbeane AT if you have any questions about this event or Monica Bruckner (mbruckne AT if you have technical questions.


David McConnell is an Professor of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. McConnell's research focuses on assessment of learning processes in large general education geoscience classes. His current work examines the affective domain that involves the attitudes, feelings and emotions that may hinder or promote learning.

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