In this episode, the instructional designers from Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation (Aaron Kraft, Celia Coochwytewa, and Jinnette Senecal) are joined by special guest Tim McKean from the Herberger Institute at ASU to consider what makes assessment authentic, and why it matters. We then explore the possibilities and pitfalls for implementing authentic assessment in online learning environments. Today’s HOT TOPIC segment is focused on workplace norms, digital fluency, and communication skills.

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Tim McKean

Tim McKean is an instructional designer for the Herberger Institute at Arizona State University, and freelances in the production of instructional media including audiobook narration, screencast tutorials, and elearning narration. With a background in music and advanced degrees in education, Tim brings together his enjoyment of performance, technology, and teaching into his work, and is an ongoing advocate for quality online education and faculty professional development. Tim lives in Chandler, AZ with his wife, son, and dogs where he likes to play disc golf and ride his bike.

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