Dr Barbara Newland               CLT     February 2012
   Why?   What?   How?   Advantages and disadvantages
   Diagnostic    ◦ Identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses    ◦ Predict success in future courses   Formative    ◦...
   Quiz   E-tivity    ◦ eg contribution to a discussion forum, wiki etc   Word processed essay    ◦ eSubmission    ◦ Ex...
   Self assessment    ◦ Show students whether they understand      particular concepts or terminology    ◦ Learn from mis...
   What do you think they are?    ◦ For students    ◦ For staff
   Objective (depending on how written)   Reliable and consistent   Immediate and automatic feedback   Analysis of res...
   Hard to assess creativity and communication   Time required to construct good question    especially ones that test d...
   Multiple choice   Multiple answer   Hot spot   Fill in (multiple) blank(s)   Calculated formula   Ordering questi...
   MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm   Publishers   Students to create the quiz
   Student - potential for supporting    independent or group learning through    instant feedback   Staff – invest init...
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BLeAssessmentNewland

  1. 1. Dr Barbara Newland CLT February 2012
  2. 2.  Why? What? How? Advantages and disadvantages
  3. 3.  Diagnostic ◦ Identify a student’s strengths and weaknesses ◦ Predict success in future courses Formative ◦ Promote learning through feedback ◦ Does not count towards final mark ◦ Lecturer may analyse results Summative ◦ Counts towards final mark
  4. 4.  Quiz E-tivity ◦ eg contribution to a discussion forum, wiki etc Word processed essay ◦ eSubmission ◦ Examinations eg Edinburgh, Michigan Law School, Oklahoma College of Law since 2003
  5. 5.  Self assessment ◦ Show students whether they understand particular concepts or terminology ◦ Learn from mistakes through feedback ◦ Repeat tests Peer ◦ By individual peers or groups Tutor ◦ Eg Word processed essay ◦ Computer marking a quiz
  6. 6.  What do you think they are? ◦ For students ◦ For staff
  7. 7.  Objective (depending on how written) Reliable and consistent Immediate and automatic feedback Analysis of results ◦ Questions – identify problem areas ◦ Monitor individual students Reduce marking time Saves repetitive marking Non-threatening Self paced Any time, any place
  8. 8.  Hard to assess creativity and communication Time required to construct good question especially ones that test deep learning
  9. 9.  Multiple choice Multiple answer Hot spot Fill in (multiple) blank(s) Calculated formula Ordering questions True/false Matching Jumbled sentence
  10. 10.  MIT http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm Publishers Students to create the quiz
  11. 11.  Student - potential for supporting independent or group learning through instant feedback Staff – invest initial time to create or find eAssessments but can save time later and improve level of feedback

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