D2L Scenario #6 Data Collection and Management
From Robert Kitchin on August 28th, 2019
College deans, department heads and/or program coordinators need to present information supporting applications for accreditation. Dr. Jun is the program coordinator of an undergraduate program. For NEASC accreditation, she needs to present evidence of development and/or mastery of skills in written communication, oral communication, and information literacy by students within each course, and across all courses within colleges, departments, and/or programs. Students develop these skills in the multiple courses throughout the program. In each course, there are specific learning objectives which are tied to skills through rubrics in assignments and exams.
Dr. Jun needs a system that allows her to do the following at the level of a section, a course (i.e., cross-sections), and/or across courses:
- Extract the information in the grading rubrics (grading points and feedback) per learning objective;
- Compile grading information from students to show the development and level of mastery of selected learning objectives;
- Generate reports (plots, statistics) about the development and level of mastery of selected learning objectives by the students;
- Compare development or level of mastery to program thresholds and create reports of key learning objectives that are being met and unmet.
- Aggregate/disaggregate data by a variety of different variables (student, program, rubric cell, multiple choice question, etc.)
- Reuse and share rubrics that align with student, program, and university level learning outcomes.
- Account for the number and nature of micro-credentials earned by students within academic programs.