Instruction by Design Podcast

In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Celia Coochwytewa, Aaron Kraft, Jinnette Senecal, and Steven Crawford) are joined by Dr. Karen J. Saewert (Clinical Professor and Senior Director, Edson College Academic Innovation) define the term formative assessments and describe the difference between formative and summative while understanding the gray areas. In addition, they identify various formative assessment strategies.

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Dr. Karen J Saewert

Dr. Saewert performs in diverse role capacities including Evaluation Lead for ASU’s Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER). She is a Clinical Professor and Senior Director for Academic Innovation at the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). As Senior Director, she leads a unique and highly regarded team collaborating at all levels — from local to national and international higher education communities — promoting excellence and impact in education and evaluation standards and practice.

Instruction By Design is produced by Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. To learn more about the podcast or subscribe, please visit our website. You can contact us at or @IBD_Podcast.