JUNE 3, 2012 | By: James M. Lang in Chronicle of Higher Education
In January 2011, a trio of researchers published the results of an experiment in which they demonstrated that students who read material in difficult, unfamiliar fonts learned it more deeply than students who read the same material in conventional, familiar fonts.
Strange as that may seem, the finding stems from a well-established principle in learning theory called cognitive disfluency, which has fascinating implications for our work as teachers.
Importance of Rubric in student success and how to create a Rubric in Canvas
“Providing students with the expectations for the learning up front, before the learning begins” helps students to build self-efficacy, which in turn helps to create an environment that facilitates learning. (Source: 10 Best Teaching Practices, by Donna Walker Tileston)
One of the criteria she recommends to develop self-efficacy is by using a rubric. Rubric is one of the features of Canvas (the new Learning Management System that we are switching to). Rubric can be easily tied to the learning outcomes if provided in the course).
Visit Canvas Instructor Guide for more information on Rubric (the information can be found under Rubrics area on that page.)