Online Learning Update

August 31, 2020

How to align SLOs with employability

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

TROY MARKOWITZ, Campus Technology
Today’s universities measure student learning outcomes (SLOs) through in-class assessments targeting the micro and macro level of a learner’s knowledge acquisition. At the micro level, these assessments take the form of quizzes, mid-term and final exams, and evaluations of assignments submitted by students. At the macro level, SLOs feed into what administrators expect every student, regardless of specific curriculum, program, or major, to master in order to graduate. When SLOs align with skills that employers seek from new-hire candidates, recent graduates can achieve the ultimate outcome: employability.

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