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Title: Structuring excellence: Use Google forms to plan, manage, and improve multi-stage assignments This practice takes a technique I’ve used since 2017 (and introduced at the 2019 poster expo) and extends it by addressing the much more difficult challenge of helping students progress through a multi-part cumulative project. These projects are difficult to assign, manage, and for instructors to provide personalized support. My solution: Structure the project using detailed online forms that walk students through topic identification, useful contextual resources (in collaboration with our excellent resource librarians—Urban Studies Librarian Susie Skarl assisted me in this example), and self-assessment regarding resources, project concerns, and assistance requirements. This approach results in clearer assignments, improved collaboration with our reference specialists, and rapid identification of student trends, successes, and bottlenecks. It also generates useful data for course evaluation and revision.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
UNLV Office of Faculty Affairs
Zone of Proximal Development; Scaffolding projects
Kilker, Julian, "Scaffold Large Assignments Using Forms" (2020). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 104.