Theme: Assessment & Assignments

The Lightning Talks speaker event is a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty and invited guests identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the in-person environment. The speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to BU faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

Assessment tasks, whether they be exams, projects, or other assignments, are of equal importance to faculty and students. The faculty panel shares a variety of approaches to assessment tasks, with some strategies for managing assessment in the remote-learning environment.

Video Topics

Watch the individual, five-minute video presentations:

As a graduate student, I am always looking for interesting ideas to use as I develop courses in the future. The scaffolded assignments are something that I have rarely experienced as a student, but are something that I would like to include in my teaching. – Assessment & Assignments Lightning Talk Attendee

About the Moderator: Ellen E. Faszewski

Ellen E. Faszewski is a clinical professor of science education at BU’s Wheelock College of Education and Human Development, as well as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. She is a cell and developmental biologist with a very active interest in STEM education and environmental advocacy. In these fields, she’s initiated or been involved in many great projects, including as the founder and director of STEM in the City to provide opportunities for 8th and 9th graders in Boston and as the co-organizer for the Muddy River Clean-up.