Instructors test-drive team assessment tools

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Instructors test-drive team assessment tools

Are you curious on how, when and where to apply self/peer assessment in your courses? Would you like to know more about the research and assessment tools developed by ITP Metrics Lab? Join Dr. Tom O’Neill and Nicole Larsen in the Implementing ITP Metrics tools in the classroom workshop Tuesday, January 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Centre for Dialogue, LIC or via Livestream.

Instructors who are familiar with the tools are invited to participate in the afternoon session as well, Digging Deeper into Self/Peer Assessment, same location, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or via Livestream. Please RSVP to trish.1dyck@royalroads.ca.

Assistant Professor and Program Head, Ross Porter, Associate Faculty and Team Coaches, Michael Pardy and Nooreen Shah-Preusser along with Team Coach, Trish Dyck have been taking the assessment tools designed by ITP Metrics on the road for a test drive. 

Instructors say “ITP Metrics is one of the best in its class”…. “it is worth taking for a test drive today”… and “a solid performer in helping student teams excel”….

The instructor ratings in the following categories are:

Uses intuitive technology: 5*                                                   

Student Centered: 5*                                                                      

Aligns with RRU L&TM: 5*                                                           

Based on credible in research and based in Canada: 5*                 

Ross Porter shares his experience saying, “ITP Metrics offers very robust tools (self/peer assessment and team health) that produce valuable reports that arm learners with information and insight on their performance.”

Michael Pardy has used a combination of the ITP Metrics assessment tools across a variety of courses and says, “they provide me with an opportunity to peer into the team process, and informs how I manage those teams and adds to my instructional tool box”.

Nooreen Shah-Preusser spoke of ease of use of the tools and that she loves that “the reports generated are useful for instructors and students because they lead to meaningful discussion.”

Trish Dyck notes “…early research with Royal Roads student teams shows student performance on teams, thus team performance overall is enhanced with a strategic approach to implementing self/peer assessments." 

Conference Board of Canada most recent report on employability skills outlines three major areas that are needed to participate and progress in today’s dynamic world of work: fundamental skills, personal management skills and teamwork skills. Royal Roads Learning and Teaching Model outlines our commitment to support students learning in these skills.

For more information contact Trish Dyck, Manager of Student Team Performance.