Rebroadcast: An Integrated Approach to Student Exams

Rebroadcast: An Integrated Approach to Student Exams

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 60 Minutes

$247 per connection through 09/21/18, $297 thereafter

This seminar can be viewed anytime on October 4, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM (CST)


Too often the focus is on attaining grades rather than achieving deeper learning. This online seminar—presented by Maryellen Weimer, PhD, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter—helps teaching faculty modify their orientation with exams to create a richer learning experience for students.

It’s Time to Restructure the Exam Experience

The foremost goal for any good teacher is to help students succeed. And just as we guide students to recognize areas that need improvement, we can adapt our own approaches to create even better learning outcomes for our classes.

By making exam preparation part of the learning process, students will achieve deep learning and desirable grades.


This online seminar is designed to help teaching faculty see exams from a new perspective. We’ll look at simple strategies faculty can use every day, whether online or in the classroom, to ensure exams are not simply perceived as grade-generating mechanisms but instead recognized as enriched learning tools that will have a significant impact on student success.


A New Approach to Learning Goals

By changing the way teaching faculty approach exams, we can influence student behavior. Instead of asking how they will get the best grade, students need to learn to rephrase their questioning to address these issues:

  • “What am I going to learn about this content?”
  • “What can I learn from this experience?”

The goal of this seminar is to inspire faculty to think about exams in a broader, more learning-centric way. To achieve this, participants will engage in the following activities:

  • Explore ways to make exams richer learning experiences
  • Design exam experiences so that they encourage the development of good study skills
  • Develop strategies that encourage students to take responsibility for exam preparation and performance


Discover a more integrated approach to testing.

Following the ideas and advice provided by esteemed teaching expert Maryellen Weimer, participants will learn concrete strategies they can immediately apply to the classroom setting.

The seminar covers the following:

  • Instructional strategies that promote more effective exam study skills
  • Creative uses of quizzes that do more than just get students to come to class
  • Exam review and debrief sessions where students engage with the content and confront the ways they are learning


This online seminar is designed for teaching faculty who are interested in gaining practical skills to improve student learning.

Participants will learn ways to modify instruction, improve quizzing methods, and engage students to achieve deeper learning.


Order today. As you learn to implement class reviews, study strategies, and exam debriefs, students will be more equipped to learn course content. Through applying a more integrated approach, you will help students put research-based studying tactics into practice and become better at taking tests. This is how we encourage better grades.

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • Unlimited connections within your institution to the on-demand program
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • On-demand access for 1-year after the seminar airs on 10/04/17
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available. 

Please Note: Rebroadcasted seminars do not include a "live" Q&A.


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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

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