Louise Yarnall, Ph.D., senior research social scientist in the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, will be discussing a study that involved prototyping a new assessment to track how well community college students are learning “big ideas” in the first two years of college and how well they are learning to apply these ideas to real world problems at the next Café Scientifique. The event will take place on Nov. 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at SRI International in Menlo Park. It is free and open to the public.
Yarnall specializes in community college education research, assessment design, evaluation of scaling up classroom innovative instructional and assessment practices, and journalism education research. She has analyzed and developed online communities to support professional development for faculty, analyzed video-based and e-portfolio records of faculty classroom instruction and assessment practices, and managed the design and development of Web tools to support faculty creation of formative and summative classroom assessments.