Framing Feedback for Formative Assessment, Denise Whitelock

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Presentation given to formative e-assessment project group at the Institute of Education, 3rd July 2008. Synopsis of projects at The Open University, UK.

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Framing Feedback for Formative Assessment, Denise Whitelock

  1. 1. Framing Feedback for Formative Assessment Denise Whitelock The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA [email_address] DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  2. 2. Issues: Matching tools to goals and moving to Moodle Picture courtesy Stuart Watt DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  3. 3. Feedback: Don’t forget the human reaction <ul><li>Picture courtesy Chris McKillop </li></ul>DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  4. 4. Feedback and Learning: Long tradition in OU <ul><li>Computer Marked Assignments (CMAs, 1970s) </li></ul><ul><li>S103 (1998) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple attempts with feedback with interactive tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maths for Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online exam with feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OpenMark (2000) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback at multiple levels with multiple attempts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anytime, anywhere use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-engineering parts to introduce OpenMark features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenMark reports scores to Moodle grade book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate OpenMark questions to be included in a Moodle quiz .... Tap into other assessment engines such as Stack in the future </li></ul></ul>DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  5. 5. Computer Assisted Formative Assessment Project (CAFA) <ul><li>Collaborative Formative Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>BuddyFinder and SIMLINK – see CAFA Report http://kn.open.ac.uk/document.cfm?docid=10798 </li></ul><ul><li>Short Technology Course T180 </li></ul><ul><li>Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice H812 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Comment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free text entry for History and Philosophy students, new question type Moodle http://kn.open.ac.uk/document.cfm?docid=10785 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real need for appropriate tools for Arts Faculty </li></ul></ul>DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  6. 6. The tool: an example question DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  7. 7. Example of feedback from Open Comment system DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  8. 8. Manoeuvring with Moodle <ul><li>Currently formative only 125,000 to March 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diagnostic “Are you ready for Science?” 40,000 May to December 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback and multiple attempts </li></ul><ul><li>6/8 Faculties using e-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Health Science and Science Foundation courses, e-assessment for each course block </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summative low stakes. Is this really formative? </li></ul></ul>DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008
  9. 9. Where are we now? <ul><li>Opening up with Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Moving towards vision and not losing sight of it through tool adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>More work to do for Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Open Comment - pedagogical model open to test </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing pedagogy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Another handle on misconceptions </li></ul></ul>DMW Formative Assessment, IOE, July 2008

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