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Creating Custom Assessment and Feedback Tools with Google Scripts

Really enjoyed presenting at the ITSS department sponsored Techfest 2012. Met some great people and gained a lot of inspiration.

Abstract: My presentation provides an overview of resources for creating custom assessment and feedback tools with Google Scripts. In my primary case example, the instructor fills out a google form (on a tablet computer) using a likert-scale based evaluation rubric. From the form-results spreadsheet, a google script is executed that generates and sends an email report to each student with individualized feedback based on their scores. When combined with Google Scripts, the Google Apps infrastructure has amazing potential for providing modular, shareable, and customizable tools for a wide range of pedagogical applications.


MOOCs and Connectivism: a brief introduction

Just gave this presentation to a group of faculty and staff in the Educational Technology Workshop offered by OIT at UMN.  The workshop series was a great experience. As part of the final session, I was delighted to share my thoughts and experiences with MOOCs including: Change 11 (,  Connectivism 12 (, and Learning Analytics 12 (

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