MEF Consortium Meeting
The consortium meeting took place in Istanbul 9-11 of July at MEF with full participation from all partner universities.
The meeting was opened by the Rector of MEF, Prof. Muhammed Şahin, that was a valuable indicator of the importance and visibility of the project for the institution. He emphasized the changes that MEF University will implement in the upcoming semester:
- The Flipped, Adaptive, Digital & Active Learning (FADA) Model
- 2019-2020 MEF Development:
- Product & Project Based Education.
- Moving towards replacing final exams with semester-long projects.Elective Courses from edX, Coursera and Cephei
Caroline Fell Kurban lead the workshop activities of Andragogy for CEPHEI courses, making sure that selected courses match the standards:
- Bloom’s Taxonomy for Learning Outcomes for the offered courses.
- Backward Design for designing courses and practices: identify results 🡪 determine acceptable evidence 🡪 plan learning experiences and instruction.
- Enduring (core) Understanding (ideas) and Essential questions.
- GRASPS framework to transfer skills into practice = Goals (problem), Role (who), Audience (who are they presenting), Situation, Performance/Product/Presentation), Standards (rubric).
- Assessment for Learning or Formative Learning: reflection, example: freemium mode, on-line quizzes to see how they are doing (remembering, understanding).
- Assessment as Learning: peer-to-peer, learning by doing, example: long-term project (Applying-Creating). When students are their own assessors. Students monitor their own learning, ask questions and use a range of strategies to decide what they know and can do, and how to use assessment information for new learning.
- Assessment of Learning or Summative Assessment: periodic or end evaluation. Traditional midterms, final exams against outcomes. They may be used to rank or grade students.
- Review and adjustment of own syllabus and course overview documents against the course design standards.
You can find more information about Cephei standards in the blog.