I'd suggest a group dedicated to the idea of using the tools on Canvas to structure and facilitate a mastery learning model.
Interesting topic, Jonathan Cowan. Can you give us some ideas of discussion topics? Perhaps something you had in mind when you first came up with this idea for a group?
A few ideas, based on the experiences I’ve had in my class between this year and the last, since implementing such a model via Canvas, are:
· Reconciling mastery learning with a factory model. How to handle term dates?
· Encouraging collaboration in a self-paced model.
· Capturing struggling students who fall behind
· Providing support for students who start the course well below the average ability of their peers
· Incorporating student data into instructional materials
· Parsing variables within assessments
o Alternate routes to demonstrating proficiency
· Incorporating summative assessments
· Mastery vs proficiency
· Incorporating adaptive instruction technology
These are not ideas I necessarily have answers to, or at least answers that aren’t constantly in the process of evolving as I use Canvas to facilitate such a model in my class. What I’m looking for is anyone else out there interested in a similar philosophy and practice who might be looking to collaborate.
Thanks for the reply!
8th Grade Language Arts
7th and 8th Grade Digital Literacy
Centennial Middle School
The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed. -William Gibson
Would love to be part of this group. Would this be related to the Outcomes focus group at all?
I think it would fit in really well with that topic, yeah.
Hey guys, if you haven't checked out Canvas Studio: MasteryPaths you really should. We designed it specifically to address the needs of the learning for mastery model (a la Bloom), as well as related models that focus on (1) formative assessment, (2) individualized remediation, and (3) variable-paced progress.
The first release of MasteryPaths should give you a lot more flexibility and organizational power than you have in Modules today, and we'd love to hear your feedback as we think about enhancements for the future.
For those of you interested in this group who would like to engage in a further discussion of assessment methods, I invite you to RSVP to the CanvasLIVE Twitter Chat coming up on 10/18/2016 : #CanvasChat: Grading vs. Assessment If you’re interested, but your schedule doesn’t allow you to attend, RSVP anyway to receive notifications of comments to the event.
I am learning about Canvas for new school year.
Hopefully I can utilize this efficiently for my class.
I'm interested in mastery learning as well.
Retrieving data ...