Pedagogo

Pedagogo

Pedagogo is the show that brings education to your ears and metamastery to your assessments. Join host Dr. Allison Case, a former faculty member and Director of Curriculum and Accreditation at a Tier 1 research institute, and now an education consultant for ExamSoft as she combs the literature, attends the conferences, and brings you information from the front lines. Dr. Case will interview faculty, administrators, accreditors, and private sector education assessment specialist to give you the information you need to know, distilled down to the core concepts, and with the specific steps you can take today to incorporate the best of pedagogy into your program. Pedagogo is designed to keep educators on the move and up to date with what's hot and happening in higher education, in a way that's practical and applicable to your classroom, in a fast, fun format. Pedagogo is here to make you bold, informed, and ready to try the latest trends in pedagogy. Join us.

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October 20, 2020 37 min

In our final episode of the season, we talk assessment. How do we determine what students really know about what they know? Join Dr. Allison Case and guest Dr. Natasha Jankowski, Executive Director of the National Institute of Learning Outcome Assessment (NILOA) and Research Associate Professor at the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as they take a deep dive into establishing impactful practice ...

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What is enablement-minded leadership? How can programs and institutions resist the stigma attached to being promoted to leadership roles and prepare faculty for future success from day one? Join Dr. Allison Case and guest, Dr. Brian Goldstein, Chief Academic Officer and Executive Dean of the College of Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, as he shares his personal story about the journey f...

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Have you ever given an assessment that was not about content? While content may still be king, it is not in the castle alone. Join Dr. Allison Case and her guest, Dr. Christina Paguyo, Director of Academic Assessment at the University of Denver, as they explore inclusive assessment—the layering of non-content based assessments on top of traditional content assessments as a way to better serve and respond to our students so they can...

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There’s little doubt as to the value assessment can bring to the classroom. But what if we are underutilizing assessments and under-appreciating the areas where they can lead to insights? Tune in today to hear Dr. Valentina Iturbe-LaGrave, Director of Inclusive Teaching Practices at the University of Denver,  talk about sources of trauma in our students’ lives; how the chemistry of the traumatized brain interrupts deep learning; an...

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September 22, 2020 37 min

While it’s clear no one was a fan of the rapid transition to online learning in Spring 2020, do you know what distinguishes sustainable, enjoyable remote learning from Spring’s emergency remote teaching? Join Dr. Allison Case, along with her guests Lauren Wright, Director of Program Development at Wiley Education Services, and Jimmy Arvan, a senior at Boston University, as they explore the hallmarks of sustainable online learning, ...

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With Fall 2020 beginning mid-pandemic, mid-protest and mid-election cycle, it's more important now than ever to invite culture to inform our pedagogy,  but doing it "right" can be daunting.  Join host Dr. Allison Case as she sits down with two thought leaders on the topics of cultural attunement and responsiveness, NYU's Michele Crespo-Fierro and UNT Dallas College of Law's Angela Downes as they discuss what cul...

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September 8, 2020 2 min

Pedagogo is back! Welcome to Season 2 of Pedagogo, the podcast on all things higher ed. We're back talking with faculty, thought leaders, and subject matter experts about the latest and greatest trending topics affecting our lives in the classroom and beyond. We’ll also hear from students this season as we aim to cover all points of view to inform our pedagogy. This season, our focus is on equity and enablement in the classroom...

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Mark Spitzer is back for this bonus mini-sode to talk about remote proctoring services. If you’re already using proctoring services, Mark and Allison will discuss tips and best practices for seamless implementation of remote proctoring for your assessments in a virtual classroom. If you are new to the proctoring scene, Mark and Allison talk about the considerations you need to be aware of to make a sound choice, the types of procto...

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As classrooms and exams move online, the role of privacy has been thrust into the spotlight. From articles reporting students feeling "creeped out" by online proctors to students refusing to be assessed online, robust privacy policies play a central role in ensuring students can still make progress towards their degree from the safety of their home. Tune in today to learn about different types of privacy, who should partici...

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This week, we're continuing the conversation with academic leaders about how to define and achieve success in fall amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This week's guests are John Murray, Provost at Barry University and Aaron Cyr, Director of Assessment and Evaluation at Arizona College.  John and Aaron talk about how to define success for Fall and beyond, how to maintain rigor in assessment and in preparation for accreditation du...

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Wonder what academic success can look like for universities in the Fall? Interested in hearing the strategies your colleagues are using to liaise with administration to be successful, innovative, and effective? In this episode of Pedagogo, Allison sits down with academic leaders to discuss ways to define success for Fall and what it looks like to succeed, no matter the modality used to deliver classes.

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Allison and Mark talk about what features to look for in a digital assessment platform.  We discuss the "need to haves" and the "nice to haves" including syncing with an LMS, seamlessly integrating with proctoring services, supporting new and emerging item types like hot spots, easing faculty burden, and generating data in support of accreditation efforts. 

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April 28, 2020 26 min

Allison and Mark talk about the benefits of remote assessment, the whys and why nots of throwing in the towel and just assessing students using “group chat” for the remainder of the semester, and some common stumbling blocks and building blocks when attempting to execute fair, high-fidelity, secure remote assessments in a COVID-environment. 

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April 21, 2020 25 min

Today’s episode covers all you need to know about how you can tackle the transition to a virtual classroom during the COVID crisis without breaking into a fevered sweat.  Dr. Allison Case and Mark Spitzer discuss the common stumbling blocks and building blocks encountered by faculty as they seek to teach effectively in synchronous and asynchronous classrooms and provide tips for success. They also discuss the supreme importance of ...

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April 19, 2020 2 min

Thanks for checking out Pedagogo! In this prologue, you can hear what's to come in Season 1 of Pedagogo, the home of all things hip and happening in higher education.
Tune in for new episodes on Tuesdays.

Show Notes:
The Washington Post article 'Colleges are ditching letter grades this spring, but not all students are on board with ‘ungrading’’ referenced in today's article can be found here: https://www.washingtonpost.co...

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