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  1. 1. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroassessment as a strategy topromote online interactionMaria João LoureiroPresented at the University of New Mexico in Nov.2009
  2. 2. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroobjectiveinteractioncase 1case 2case 3case 4case 5final thoughtstopics
  3. 3. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroshare our experience in blearning, in particular theassessment strategies we have been using to promoteinteraction in online contextsobjective
  4. 4. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocreating, sustaining and managing interaction arecritical aspects of online teaching and learningactivitiesquality interaction involves critical thinking andreflectiontypes of interaction1. learner – content2. learner – teacher3. learner – learnerin online contexts4. learner – interface (technology)interaction
  5. 5. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroshould provide opportunities to learn and cultivate communityatmospherecontinuous participation (posting)introductory biographical posts (personal pages – Web 2.0)familiarization sessions with the technology (face to face)! no posting doesn’t imply no learning (lurkers interact with content)social presence/community sense (belonging, respect, …)integration of stories (personal episodes)use smiles, affective expressions, humor …requires cognitive involvementtask should meet students needs, authentic learning -> flexibility,negotiationthread discussionsmix synchronous and asynchronous tech.feedbackinteraction
  6. 6. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocontext – initial teacherseducation (Educ Tech.)tools – LMS – threaddiscussions (teachers-led)advantages of ICT use ineducationobstacles to ICTintegrationInternet security…case 1
  7. 7. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroassessment criteriaquantity as well as quality relevance, correctness, deepness, critical thinking, reference topeers posts, participationteacher assessmenthelped students to auto-assess their contributionsincrease participation and the quality of the interactioncase 1
  8. 8. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocontext – professional education(1 month)tools – social networkthread discussions (students-led) –share problems/questions “Ihad problems to install software X,can you help me?”blogs – personnel reflectionscase 2
  9. 9. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiroassessment categoriesquestions (closed/opened andacademics/ professionalrelevant) information sharing,othersteacher assessmentimproved participation andrelevance of the questionspeer feedbackimproved problemsspecification: “… explain thesituation …”some students feltuncomfortableQuestions Open ClosedProf.relevant9 16Academic 1 5case 2
  10. 10. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocontext – MsD post-graduation (EvalES)b-Learning regime5 weeks2 face-to-face sessions(12h each)group work at adistancetools – blogshttp://ase07.blogspot.com/auto, peer and teacherassessmentcase 3
  11. 11. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocase 3students’ perceptionsstudents’ reflections 1students’ reflections 2auto + hetero - assessmenthetero - assessment
  12. 12. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de AveiroActivities and explored tools0 4 8 12 16Activities frameworkOrganization of the face-to-face sessionsSuitability of the activitiesSuitability of the theoretical frameworkIntra-group interactionInter-group interactionRelevance of the communication toolsRelevance of the discussionsSuitability of the assessment strategiesDuration of the moduleTopicsNumber of studentscompletely disagree disagree agree completely agree dont knowcase 3N=19
  13. 13. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocase 3The relevance and dificulties of the tasks0 4 8 12 16Survey of perceptionsReading of bibliographyDiscussion and synthesis of readingSelf-assessmentGroup workPresentation and discussion of group workSelf- and hetero-assessmentConcept mapsHetero-assessment of collaboration competencesProposedtasksNumber of studentsdificultyrelevanceN=19
  14. 14. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocontext – post-graduation (EAD)tools – wikihttp://ead0809.wetpaint.com/assessment strategiessimilar to the previouscasepeer-assessment ofprogress work (1thversion) compulsorysome students feltuncomfortableassessment activitiesare not valuedcase 4
  15. 15. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirocontext – post-graduation (Evaluation and quality ineducation)tools – LMS forumsassessment principlesauthentic assessment (in context, relevant for practices)assessment aligned with the learning aimspeer-assessment of progress workcontinuous and formativeassessment activities valuedcase 5
  16. 16. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirohave we promoted quality online interactions?teachers and/or peers assessment is essentialcases 1, 2, and 5students perceptions about evaluation and assessmentcases 3 and 4time consumingcompatibility with diversity of task both of students (parttime) and HE teachersshouldn’t be explored in a single module/disciplinefinal thoughts
  17. 17. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveirothank you for your attentionmjoao@ua.pt
  18. 18. Maria João Loureiroassessment as a strategy to promote online interactionCIDTFF, DDTE, Universidade de Aveiro

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