Automotive instructors are challenged with new technologies within both the automotive service industry and the classroom. Traditional printed books, long-form videos, and canned PowerPoint presentations are fading fast. To compete in today’s training environment, instructors must embrace and utilize technology to deliver content. This applies to face-to-face, online, and blended type classes.
The Digital Literacy Project will offer automotive instructor training with the following products.
Automotive Assessment Development – Online Course
This online course starts with covering the theory and principles behind developing good assessments. It covers the application of Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to scaffold the sequence of questions to move higher up Bloom’s Taxonomy as the test progresses.
The test generating software, Respondus, is used in the course as a proof of concept on how to efficiently develop test banks. Respondus can publish test banks directly to ANGEL, Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Pearson eCollege, Canvas and Moodle. The Respondus Test Bank Network also includes test banks from 25 automotive publications.
Note that the majority of the course content will be in the form of a screencast. You will see the computer screen and hear the instructor’s narration as the test banks are developed.
Automotive Education Team (Slack)
Join the free Automotive Education Team, powered by Slack. There you can communicate with other automotive educators in a number of ways. Individual channels will be set up for specialty groups such as NATEF and regional or state level automotive instructor groups.