Towards	
  the	
  Use	
  of	
  New	
  Methods	
  
for	
  Forma2ve	
  	
  
e-­‐Assessment	
  of	
  21st	
  Century	
  Skill...
Outline	
  
• 
• 
• 
• 

IntroducOon	
  	
  
The	
  vision	
  of	
  Preaty	
  
A	
  review	
  of	
  e-­‐assessment	
  meth...
IntroducOon
	
  
•  School	
  curricula	
  pay	
  special	
  aTenOon	
  to	
  21st	
  
century	
  skills	
  and	
  key	
  ...
IntroducOon
	
  
•  ICT	
  technologies	
  enable	
  alternaOve	
  
assessment	
  forms	
  (e-­‐assessment)	
  and	
  pose...
IntroducOon	
  
•  PREATY	
  (PRoposing	
  modern	
  E-­‐assessment	
  Approaches	
  

and	
  Tools	
  to	
  Young	
  and	...
The	
  vision	
  of	
  Preaty	
  
•  Technology	
  as	
  a	
  motor	
  of	
  change	
  	
  
à	
  Explore	
  the	
  exisOn...
e-­‐Assessment	
  methods	
  and	
  tools	
  
•  Two	
  approaches	
  (at	
  least)	
  of	
  ICT	
  support	
  to	
  
asse...
e-­‐Assessment	
  methods	
  and	
  tools	
  
•  Main	
  methods	
  (and	
  tools)	
  reviewed	
  
–  E-­‐porfolio	
  
–  ...
e-­‐Porfolio	
  
•  Electronic	
  version	
  of	
  the	
  porfolio	
  
•  Show	
  the	
  process	
  and	
  results	
  of	
...
e-­‐Porfolio	
  
•  Aspects	
  considered:	
  
–  Standalone	
  tool	
  or	
  Integrated	
  in	
  a	
  VLE?	
  
–  Already...
e-­‐Porfolio	
  systems	
  	
  
Tool Name

Integrated
with LMS

Educational
level

Languages
supported

Cost

License

Tec...
Learning	
  analyOcs	
  	
  
•  CollecOon,	
  analysis,	
  and	
  reporOng	
  of	
  data	
  
about	
  learners	
  and	
  t...
Learning	
  analyOcs 	
  -­‐	
  integrated	
  in	
  VLEs
	
  
Name	
  

Primary	
  users	
  

Output	
  

AnalyOcs	
  and	...
 
Learning	
  analyOcs	
  -­‐	
  Social	
  network	
  analysis	
  tools
	
  
Name	
  

Primary	
  users	
  

Output	
  

I...
Enriched	
  Rubrics
	
  
•  A	
  tradiOonal	
  rubric,	
  where	
  part	
  of	
  the	
  criteria	
  
are	
  automaOcally	
...
Enriched	
  rubrics
	
  

!
Enriched	
  rubrics
	
  
•  Tested	
  with	
  12	
  in-­‐service	
  primary	
  and	
  
secondary	
  school	
  teachers	
  ...
Conclusion	
  and	
  next	
  steps
	
  
•  Introducing	
  formaOve	
  e-­‐assessment	
  in	
  the	
  
schools	
  requires	...
Conclusion	
  and	
  next	
  steps	
  
	
  
•  Principles	
  for	
  the	
  teacher	
  workshops	
  
1.  Training	
  on	
  ...
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Workshop on Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment (TEFA) 2013
Dates: 17 - 18 September 2013
Place: Paphos, Cyprus.

This workshop is initiated by the special interest group on Technology Enhanced Assessment and Feedback (SIG TEA) of the European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning (EA-TEL: http://ea-tel.eu) and two other experts from the assessment field.

The Workshop is held in conjunction with the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2013

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  1. 1. Towards  the  Use  of  New  Methods   for  Forma2ve     e-­‐Assessment  of  21st  Century  Skills   in  Schools     Ellen  Rusman,  Jo  Boon,  A   lejandra  MarBnez-­‐Monés,   María  Jesús  Rodríguez-­‐Triana,  Simeon  Retalis     TEFA  WS@  ECTEL  2013,  Paphos,  Cyprus,  18/09/2013    
  2. 2. Outline   •  •  •  •  IntroducOon     The  vision  of  Preaty   A  review  of  e-­‐assessment  methods  and  tools   Conclusions  and  further  work    
  3. 3. IntroducOon   •  School  curricula  pay  special  aTenOon  to  21st   century  skills  and  key  competences     …  however  …   •  In  many  countries,  the  assessment  system  is  sOll   primarily  focused  on  summaOve  assessment  of   staOc  knowledge  and  end-­‐results  
  4. 4. IntroducOon   •  ICT  technologies  enable  alternaOve   assessment  forms  (e-­‐assessment)  and  poses   potenOal  benefits     …  however  …   •  Teachers  (and  schools)  have  not  adopted   these  technologies  
  5. 5. IntroducOon   •  PREATY  (PRoposing  modern  E-­‐assessment  Approaches   and  Tools  to  Young  and  experienced  in-­‐service  teachers)     •  Goal:     •  Equip  teachers  in  primary  and  secondary  schools  with   e-­‐assessment  strategies  and  tools  to  formaOvely   assess  key  21st  century  skills  and  competencies.    
  6. 6. The  vision  of  Preaty   •  Technology  as  a  motor  of  change     à  Explore  the  exisOng  proposals  of  ICT  technologies   applied  to  assessment       •  Need  for  a  change  in  the  teachers’  mind  set   à Design  and  organize  training  workshops   •  Technology  pull  and  user  push  
  7. 7. e-­‐Assessment  methods  and  tools   •  Two  approaches  (at  least)  of  ICT  support  to   assessment   1.  ICT  as  an  “off-­‐the-­‐shell”  tool  for  in-­‐class  assessment   methods   e.g:  gForms  to  manage  surveys,  PowerPoint  to  make  a   presentaOon   2.  Specific  methods  and  tools  especially  thought  for   formaOve  assessment    
  8. 8. e-­‐Assessment  methods  and  tools   •  Main  methods  (and  tools)  reviewed   –  E-­‐porfolio   –  Learning  analyOcs     –  Rubrics  &  Enriched  rubrics  
  9. 9. e-­‐Porfolio   •  Electronic  version  of  the  porfolio   •  Show  the  process  and  results  of  a  learning   path   •  Data-­‐managing  capabiliOes,  offering  different   views  of  the  data,  feedback  faciliOes  …    
  10. 10. e-­‐Porfolio   •  Aspects  considered:   –  Standalone  tool  or  Integrated  in  a  VLE?   –  Already  used  in  schools?   –  Language   –  Cost,  licence   –  Technical  requirements      
  11. 11. e-­‐Porfolio  systems     Tool Name Integrated with LMS Educational level Languages supported Cost License Technical requirements Desire2Learn ePorfolio Desire2Learn 9 Contact Desire2Learng Open source/ Institution Hosted Elgg Moodle 7 Hosted or server Epsilen Free when selfhosted and maintained. Free for educational sites Open source/ Institution Epsilen Portfolio FTE basis / Institution Hosted Exabis Moodle Schools and Higher education Schools and Higher education Schools and Higher education Schools English, Dutch Free Open source / Institution Server Mahara Moodle Schools and Higher education 21 (Greek, Italian, Dutch, Spanish) Free Open source/ Institution Server PebblePad Moodle or Blackboard Higher education English Requires payment Comercial licence / Institution Either Sakai Sakai Higher education English, Spanish Free ECL License / Either Owner or institution Portfolio English
  12. 12. Learning  analyOcs     •  CollecOon,  analysis,  and  reporOng  of  data   about  learners  and  their  contexts,   •  Purposes:  understanding  and  opOmizing   learning   •  Several  approaches,  from  the  interacOon   analysis  methods  to  insOtuOonal  approaches  
  13. 13. Learning  analyOcs  -­‐  integrated  in  VLEs   Name   Primary  users   Output   AnalyOcs  and   RecommendaOo ns     Engagement   AnalyOcs   Excel  Pivot   Tables     Teachers  and   students   StaOsOcal  tables  and   graphs   Teachers  and   administrators     Teachers,   administrators,   researchers   Teachers   StaOsOcs     GISMO     MOCLog     Integra2on   Language   level      (Moodle  plugin   English   Free   YES   User   help   and   support   NO   Moodle  plugin     YES   YES   NO   YES.     English   YES   YES     English   YES   YES       StaOsOcal  tables,    (Part  of   diagrams,  export  files   Microsoj  Office   package)     Enriched  staOsOcal   Moodle  plugin   tables,  bar  diagrams,   export  files     Students,  teachers,   StaOsOcs  adapted  to   Moodle   educaOonal   the  user  (CSV  files.     package   designers,  and   administrators     English   Several (as many as MS office tools)  
  14. 14.   Learning  analyOcs  -­‐  Social  network  analysis  tools   Name   Primary  users   Output   Integra2on  level     Language   Cost   User  help   and   support   SAMSA     Teachers  and   researchers   VisualizaOons  and   SNA  analysis.     Medium  (BSCW  / Synergeia.  Forums...)   English   -­‐   NO   SNAPP     Teachers  and  students     Sociograms  with  the   Integrated  with  several   English   interacOons  in  forum   LMS  (Blackboard,   ANGEL,  Desire2Learn,   and  Moodle)   Free   NO     NodeXL     SNA  researchers  and   .csv  (text),  .txt,  .xls   parOally,  pracOOoners.     (Excel),  .xslt  (Excel       2007),  .dl  (UCINet),   GraphML   Free  (Lite   version)   YES   Medium  (Excel  files).     English  
  15. 15. Enriched  Rubrics   •  A  tradiOonal  rubric,  where  part  of  the  criteria   are  automaOcally  computed  by  the  system   •  LAe-­‐R:  A  Moodle  plug-­‐in   •  LAe-­‐R  allows  a  teacher  to  add  types  of  criteria   associated  to  learning  analysis  indicators  
  16. 16. Enriched  rubrics   !
  17. 17. Enriched  rubrics   •  Tested  with  12  in-­‐service  primary  and   secondary  school  teachers  with  posiOve   results,  but  not  tested  in  real  pracOce   •  One  example  of  a  tool  that  could  help  idenOfy   the  opportuniOes  and  requirements  of  e-­‐ assessment  tools  at  the  target  school  levels    
  18. 18. Conclusion  and  next  steps   •  Introducing  formaOve  e-­‐assessment  in  the   schools  requires  a  change  in  the  mentality  of   teachers  (and  other  stakeholders)  and  more   adapted  tools   •  Teacher  workshops  will  be  designed  with  the   aim  of  contribuOng  to  both  lines  of  work    
  19. 19. Conclusion  and  next  steps     •  Principles  for  the  teacher  workshops   1.  Training  on  e-­‐assessment     2.  Training  on  tools         –  Sketch  scenarios  using  tools  used  at  higher  educaOon   (o,  if  any,  at  primary  or  secondary  schools)   –  IdenOfy  requirements  for  primary  and  secondary   educaOon  

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