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Augusta University’s College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning Partners with Chalk & Wire to Evaluate Evidence of Student Achievement

by | September 6th, 2017

Higher Ed Institution is Using Learning Assessment Platform and ePortfolios to Monitor and Verify Student Learning Outcomes and Meet Accreditation Requirements  

Ridgeway, Ontario – Sept. 6, 2017 – Chalk & Wire, the most trusted educational assessment technology platform, announced today that Augusta University’s College of Education and Office of Experiential Learning are using its learning assessment solution, CWPro. Located in Augusta, Georgia, the institution selected CWPro due to its robust and flexible technology and ease of use after working with another technology vendor.

“We chose to work with Chalk & Wire because they represent the ‘university standard’ for assessment and compliance and presented us with a solution that could offer us data to inform our practice in an ongoing way,” said Zach Kelehear, Ed.D., Dean and Professor, College of Education, Augusta University. “The company’s technology excellence, strong ethics and understanding of our accrediting needs have made them a true partner.”

Students’ program knowledge in their College of Education coursework as well as insight derived from experiential learning opportunities will be evaluated via CWPro. Additionally, Chalk & Wire will allow students to develop ePortfolios to help them showcase their abilities to potential employers, essential for teacher candidates.

Augusta University faculty are using Chalk & Wire’s CWPro to evaluate evidence of achievement and provide timely and relevant feedback to learners via text and audio comments. Additionally, faculty can offer critical feedback on a student’s teaching video clips to help improve the student’s teaching skills. “Chalk & Wire offers many different layers of reliable academic assessment data for measuring student performance, as well as how the College of Education is progressing at the course level and program level,” said Judi H. Wilson, Associate Dean, College of Education, Augusta University. “Reporting tools and data will help us prepare for upcoming accreditation processes, as we can use collaborative workspaces to dynamically author narratives, delegate tasks and discuss assessment findings.”

Augusta University’s Office of Experiential Learning is also using CWPro to measure student progress towards learning outcomes as they are related to field placements, service work, internships, and clinical rounds, as well as other learning opportunities. Augusta University’s inaugural Learning by Doing Quality Enhancement Plan (required for accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges), augments student learning and offers a leadership certificate for undergraduate students who engage in new coursework, achieve new learning outcomes, and are exposed to new experiential learning opportunities.

Additionally, the integration between CWPro and Augusta University’s learning management system, D2L’s Brightspace, enables the institution to offer a more seamless learning experience for both students and faculty. Embedding the assessment and feedback loop fosters authentic assessment without requiring multiple logins or double assessment. This workflow simultaneously captures this evidence of learning to meet accreditation requirements.

For more, visit www.chalkandwire.com.

About Chalk & Wire

For more than two decades, Chalk & Wire has focused on improving the student learning experience. Through customized guidance and utilizing a 360-degree approach to learning, Chalk & Wire provides 21st century tools and processes that monitor and verify student growth, support instruction, enhance pedagogy, motivate students, manage accreditation and connect learners to employers.

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