About this workshop

Please watch this VIDEO first (the video will be updated)

Thank your for your interest in an online workshop about student learning.

This workshop takes place completely online, and will last about two weeks (10/21/2013-11/1/2013). Our goal is to have a conversation on various strategies to find out whether our students are learning what we are teaching. 

Please browse the information on this site.  At the end of each section there are questions to consider, please feel free to use those to start a conversation with your colleagues. There is also a Discussion Forum section on the menu on the left that lists all the questions. You can start responding to these as you read the material at any point by sending an email to 
are-they-learning@nyit.edu and/or respond to others by clicking reply in your email. By default you will receive an email for every new message: see this 2 minute video on how to change your email settings http://goo.gl/cn1aRz

This workshop will explore the various techniques faculty members can use to track their student learning progress. Throughout the workshop we will expand our current knowledge and skills in supporting student learning. At the end of the workshop you will receive a PDF document of the site.

A number of NYIT faculty and staff have contributed to the development of this workshop. 
Some of our NYIT faculty will be joining in as ‘resource people’ and discussion facilitators providing their expertise and insight into the issue. Specific topics will include:
  • benefits of using classroom check-in techniques

  • when to check in with your students and why

  • some simple classroom check-in techniques to get you started

Other resources used: Thomas A. Angelo’s and K. Patricia Cross’ book, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers that provides insights about how well students are learning what faculty intend to be teaching in the classroom.

In this workshop, the following resources will be provided:

  • Workshop Orientation - Learn how to navigate successfully in the workshop learning space (video).
  • Engaging Interactions - Interact with other faculty and staff via email. 
  • Interesting Workshop Materials - Review a variety of resources. 
Our goal is to bring faculty together from all our campuses, so we can explore the topic from all the cultural and societal frames of reference that comprise NYIT.