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Conole Assessment

  1. 1. AL Conference, 21st November 2009 Gráinne Conole, IET
  2. 2.  Review of assessment practices  Factors ◦ Open Educational Resources ◦ Technology-enhanced learning ◦ Shift of focus from content to activities  OU students do more assessment  eAssessment ◦ Available 24/7 ◦ Instant feedback ◦ Different question types to support different pedagogical strategies
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  4. 4.  Empower  Engage students actively in identifying or formulating criteria  Facilitate opportunities for self-assessment and reflection  Deliver feedback that helps students self-correct  Provide opportunities for feedback dialogue (peer and tutor- student)  Encourage positive motivational beliefs and self-esteem  Provide opportunities to apply what is learned in new tasks  Yield information that teachers can use to help shape teaching  Engage  Capture sufficient study time and effort in and out of class  Distribute students’ effort evenly across topics and weeks.  Engage students in deep not just shallow learning activity  Communicates clear and high expectations to students.
  5. 5.  Do we over assess? ◦ From a student perspective ◦ From a tutor perspective  How do we build in variability? ◦ Alternatives to 3000-word essay  Right ratio of TMAs to ECAs to exams?  Should we move to awards-based assessment? ◦ If so, how?
  6. 6.  Types of activities ◦ Assimilative (attending and understanding content), ◦ Information handling (e.g. gathering and classifying resources or manipulating data), ◦ Adaptive (use of modelling or simulation software), ◦ Communicative (dialogic activities, e.g. pair dialogues or group-based discussions), ◦ Productive (construction of an artefact such as a written essay, new chemical compound or a sculpture) and ◦ Experiential (practising skills in a particular context or undertaking an investigation). ◦ Assessment (diagnostic, formative, summative)
  7. 7.  Map of student tasks to time periods (weeks, semesters, etc)  Six types of student tasks + assessment  Each cell indicates the amount of time spent in that period on each type of task  Widget provides graphical view 13
  8. 8.  Cloud in cloudworks ◦ http://cloudworks.ac.uk/index.php/cloud/view/2682.html  Resources ◦ Presentation, ◦ Link to pedagogy profile ◦ Link to REAP site  Feel free to add to or use as a space to discuss!

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