2018 Presentations (Communicative Events)
Reflection Journals - Examples of using this powerful tool to help students synthesize course content
For new and experienced online instructors, or those who work with them, this interactive session will share examples of well received reflection journal assignments from online courses at Columbia University. The presenters will open by touching on research on the value of reflection journals, sample uses of reflection journal assignments, and how to provide instructor feedback and grading to deepen student work on future journal entries while maintaining a feasible instructor workload. Next, the presenters will share examples of reflection journal assignment instructions, grading rubrics, and lessons learned from two online courses. Finally, the presenters will facilitate a chat-based discussion to encourage the session participants to share their experiences, advice, and questions.
Most learning management systems, including Blackboard and Canvas, include a journal tool. This session will help instructors share and spark ideas of ways to use this tool effectively in their own online courses, regardless of the course topic or academic discipline.
The presenters will be Beth Counselman Carpenter, Assistant Professor, Southern Connecticut State University's School of Health and Human Services; and Matthea Marquart, Director of Administration, Online Campus, and Lecturer, Columbia University School of Social Work.
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- September 24, 2018
Presented at the Excellence in Higher Education 2018 Conference on September 24, 2018
Marquart, M., and Counselman-Carpenter, B. (2018, September 24). Reflection Journals - Examples of using this powerful tool to help students synthesize course content. Workshop presented at Columbia Southern University’s Excellence In Higher Education: Innovation In Theory And Practice Virtual Conference, Online via Adobe Connect.