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Learning Analytics Speaker Series: Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL)

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Presented by: Mo Bischof, Regina Lowery & Saundy Solum

The Direct Evidence of Student Learning (DESL) Project, led by the Office of the Provost Student Learning Assessment (SLA) team, provides new resources to better support faculty and instructors’ evaluation of student learning. Specifically, the project focuses on supporting the use of direct evidence of student learning, which involves intentionally connecting or “mapping” course-level assignments, quizzes, exams – and other direct measures of student knowledge or skills – to course and/or program learning outcomes.

Mo Bischof, Regina Lowery and Saundy Solum will present about DESL, and how instructors are now able to digitally capture direct evidence of student learning via an integration between Canvas and AEFIS,* the campus assessment management system. Faculty can then use the data to track students’ performance relative to the course or program learning outcomes, and inform pedagogical or curricular improvements. Students can also access the data and track how they are doing in real-time throughout the course.

Mo Bischof is the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Student Learning Assessment, in the Office of the Provost. Regina Lowery, also with the Office of the Provost, consults with schools, colleges and departments on assessment planning and initiatives. Saundy Solum is with DoIT Academic Technology and is the campus administrator for AEFIS, the system that campus is using for syllabi, course evaluations and program assessments.

*AEFIS stands for the Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback and Intervention System.

Mo Bischof, Office of the Provost

Regina Lowery, Office of the Provost

Saundy Solum, DoIT Academic Technology








This is part of a series of learning analytics events co-sponsored by the Educational Innovation (EI) Initiative and DoIT Academic Technology. To learn more about upcoming events, join our learning analytics listserv by emailing join-uwmadisonlearninganalytics@lists.wisc.edu. If you have questions, please email kari.jordahl@wisc.edu or call 265.0240.



Wednesday, November 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Memorial Union (TITU)
800 Langdon Street
Madison, 53706
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