How to support collaborative                     knowledge building through authentic                        assessment in...
Collaborative knowledge construction &                                                  team work skills are in demand    ...
“More                          authentic      Higher Education                   learning, more       Evaluation Council  ...
Authentic                     Authentic        Access to expert       Multiple                            Collaborative   ...
Authentic                     Authentic        Access to expert       Multiple                            Collaborative   ...
How to develop assessment methods                        that better support collaborative                            know...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Two cases                      Virtual benchmarking       Tampere University of                       project: 20 courses ...
Collaboration in the                               two casesThursday, March 8, 2012
VBM: challenges                          • Opportunities for                            group and pair work               ...
VBM: what promotes                            collaboration?                          • Wikis and                         ...
TAOKK:                          past experiences & research                          • Mere introduction of               ...
Social technologies                                                                    Ongoing dialogic               as l...
Assessment                in the two                   cases                             image: andercismoThursday, March ...
There is a need to                                           assess the entire                     VBM                   l...
Development directions                     More diverse                 assessment methods                          Integr...
TAOKK         • Progressive inquiry in           teams         • Ongoing and           dialogue based, not      Image: cca...
Conclusions                      and future                       researchThursday, March 8, 2012
• Meaningful collaborative tasks and social technologies promote           authentic assessment.       • Assessment must b...
Thursday, March 8, 2012
FUTURE RESEARCH                           How can social technologies                          advance authentic assessmen...
Thank you!                          hanna.teras@tamk.fiThursday, March 8, 2012
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AACE SITE 2012: Authentic assessment

  1. 1. How to support collaborative knowledge building through authentic assessment in online education? Hanna Teräs Irja Leppisaari Marjatta Myllylä Leena VainioThursday, March 8, 2012
  2. 2. Collaborative knowledge construction & team work skills are in demand Traditional online learning Weak sense of Assessment supports community only individual performanceThursday, March 8, 2012
  3. 3. “More authentic Higher Education learning, more Evaluation Council working life oriented approaches, versatile use of social media, better student engagement and ownership through National Assembly For Wales / Cynulliad Cymru collaborative learning and knowledge construction, please!”Thursday, March 8, 2012
  4. 4. Authentic Authentic Access to expert Multiple Collaborative performances knowledge context tasks perspectives construction Authentic e-Learning Authentic assessment Scaffolding Articulation Reflection Images starting from context: vgm8383, Bodum, Destiny’s Agent, Brian Hatchcock, Commons, Minette Layne, Robert Higgins, James F Clay, clairity (Flickr)Thursday, March 8, 2012
  5. 5. Authentic Authentic Access to expert Multiple Collaborative performances knowledge context tasks perspectives construction Authentic e-Learning Authentic assessment Scaffolding Articulation Reflection Images starting from context: vgm8383, Bodum, Destiny’s Agent, Brian Hatchcock, Commons, Minette Layne, Robert Higgins, James F Clay, clairity (Flickr)Thursday, March 8, 2012
  6. 6. How to develop assessment methods that better support collaborative knowledge construction?Thursday, March 8, 2012
  7. 7. Thursday, March 8, 2012
  8. 8. Two cases Virtual benchmarking Tampere University of project: 20 courses Applied Sciences: internationally online teacher education • True collaboration rare •Appreciation of diversity • Simple cooperation • Perspective of a team Why the difference?Thursday, March 8, 2012
  9. 9. Collaboration in the two casesThursday, March 8, 2012
  10. 10. VBM: challenges • Opportunities for group and pair work but course structures do not support meaningful collaboration • Simple cooperation • Linking discussions to learning objectives • Participation in discussions not rewarded or graded.Thursday, March 8, 2012
  11. 11. VBM: what promotes collaboration? • Wikis and synchronous tools • Purposeful tasks • Tasks that cannot be completed without group effort. Darcy L. McCarthyThursday, March 8, 2012
  12. 12. TAOKK: past experiences & research • Mere introduction of collaboration tools: no improvement • Sense of community essential but not automatically formed • Teachers find new roles challenging • Online discussion forums: creation of community slow and weak image: m d dThursday, March 8, 2012
  13. 13. Social technologies Ongoing dialogic as learning assessment environments A new approach to teaching Principles of authentic learning faculty development Team learning Progressive inquiry Networking modelThursday, March 8, 2012
  14. 14. Assessment in the two cases image: andercismoThursday, March 8, 2012
  15. 15. There is a need to assess the entire VBM learning process but it’s still in the planning stage. We need self, peer and group Even in group evaluation There are good tasks, assessment but we’re examples: e.g. is based on not there working life individual quite yet. representatives performance. taking part in the assessment.Thursday, March 8, 2012
  16. 16. Development directions More diverse assessment methods Integration into authentic tasks Portfolios & Better working social technologies life integration Image by jakeboumaThursday, March 8, 2012
  17. 17. TAOKK • Progressive inquiry in teams • Ongoing and dialogue based, not Image: ccarlstead separately at the end • Digital social narratives: learning process as a continuumThursday, March 8, 2012
  18. 18. Conclusions and future researchThursday, March 8, 2012
  19. 19. • Meaningful collaborative tasks and social technologies promote authentic assessment. • Assessment must be tightly connected with collaborative knowledge construction. • Universities recognize new roles of teachers & new learning environments, but assessment has not been renewed accordingly. • Continuous professional development of teaching faculty is needed. •This requires wider attention also on management and policy making levels. Image by wstryderThursday, March 8, 2012
  20. 20. Thursday, March 8, 2012
  21. 21. FUTURE RESEARCH How can social technologies advance authentic assessment? Collaborative knowledge construction - facilitation - assessment? image: neilalderney123Thursday, March 8, 2012
  22. 22. Thank you! hanna.teras@tamk.fiThursday, March 8, 2012
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