Setting Yourself Up for Success with Learning Assessment

A crucial component of instructional design is assessing the effectiveness of the instruction. This webinar will present a variety of approaches to assessing learning. Topics include selection of an assessment strategy based on learning outcomes, the kinds of evidence that are desired, and resources available to support assessment, development of assessment methods and tools, and analysis and use of the results.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • identify the facets of understanding most aligned with an instructional design
  • be able to choose among and/or sequence formative and summative assessment activities
  • develop assessment approaches, methods, and tools
  • analyze and use results for instructional improvement

Lisa Hinchliffe

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is professor, University Library, and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, as well as an adjunct faculty member in the university’s library school. When she was president of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), ACRL launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative. She has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation. Hinchliffe is also the lead designer with Debra Gilchrist for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the Institute of Museum and Library Services–funded Assessment in Action project. One of her most recent publications is the coedited book, Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (ACRL; 2012). Hinchliffe received her master of education and master of library and information science degrees from the University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, MN.