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Abstract Title: Assessable Learning Objectives: Collaborative Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
Abstract: Large enrollment physics courses for engineers at Rutgers include many components, with a team of faculty responsible for content. Course leaders change every few years and often modify materials based on their own experiences. To address this multifaceted and dynamic course administration environment, we initiated the Assessable Learning Objectives Project which has helped inform the transformation of a large enrollment calculus-based electricity and magnetism course. Faculty and PER researchers collaborated to construct learning objectives based on published goals from several sources. We analyzed course components (lecture, lab, workshop, quizzes, homeworks, and exams), determined in which components student engage with the desired objectives, and then coupled objectives with existing assessments to evaluate if the objectives are being met.  In this poster, we address the learning objective development process, provide examples of assessable learning objectives, and discuss objectives that are not easily coupled with an assessment.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session III
Poster Number: C77

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Charles Ruggieri
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 9739415381
and Co-Presenter(s)
Debbie Andres, Paramus High School, Paramus, NJ
Eugenia Etkina, Graduate School of Education, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Suzanne White Brahmia, Department of Physics, University of Washington