Highlight the drivers for the implementation of an e-assessment strategy
Discuss the forms of e-assessment
Advantages and Disadvantages of e-assessment
Conclude with practical strategies for implementation
“ The end-to-end electronic assessment processes where ICT is used for the presentation of assessment activity and the recording of responses. This includes the end-to-end assessment process from the perspective of learners, tutors, learning establishments, awarding bodies and regulators, and the general public.” e-assessment Glossary (Extended) For more information: www.jisc.ac.uk/assessment What is e-assessment?
97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
94% own a mobile phone
76% use instant messaging and social networking sites
75% of college students have a Face book profile and most of them check it daily.
60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod
49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing
34% use websites as their primary source of news
28% author a blog and 44% read blogs
15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa  found that in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US:
What are the skills needed in the future worker from Industry?
Use and understand information networks
Use wireless communication
Analyse and use data collected by smart devices
Anticipate future skill requirements
Adapting to change, ANTA, 2005
How has government policy encouraged RTO’s to meet the demands of Industry? Securing Jobs for Your Future Skills for Victoria Nationally, vocational education and training has been identified as central to productivity growth. As part of the national focus on productivity and the development of Australia’s human capital, there is a strong emphasis on making training systems more responsive to changing labour market demands through more competitive and user-focused delivery. P.7 The $20 million TAFE Broadband component will provide significantly improved connectivity to all TAFE institutions and campuses and build a common technology platform, enabling greater collaboration across the sector. The shared platform will enable the public TAFE network to deliver flexible and technologically advanced learning services in an environment of greater collaboration and administrative efficiency. P.27
What is “Assessment of Learning” and “Assessment for Learning”? 2 nd generation e- assessment Traditional or 1 st generation e-assessment Asynchronous Synchronous Adaptive Passive Non-Linear Linear
Multimedia Simulations can ensure a more dynamic, interesting an innovative way to assess students awareness of their environment. Examples of environments include:
Online individual project based Assessments E- Portfolio Assessment
Online collaborative project based Assessments Creation of new E-Business services … Truth [is] being involved in an eternal conversation about things that matter, conducted with passion and discipline…truth is not in the conclusions so much as in the process of conversation itself…if you want to be in truth you must be in conversation. Parker Palmer
E-assessment systems may be expensive to establish and not suitable for every type of assessment (such as extended response questions).
The main expense is not technical; it is the cost of producing / purchasing high quality assessment items and tools.
Security and authenticity of the e-assessment
Assessors needs to ensure that they unpack the Unit of competency to ensure that the wider (higher level) skills are assessed and not the immediate knowledge orientated assessment which e-assessment can easily fall into
As an adjunct to independent and self directed E-learning
Why Incorporate E-assessment into your assessment strategy? - Increasing requirements for efficiency and effectiveness of the learning/ assessment loop - Shift to “assessment for learning” to better inform teaching strategy and to aide continuous improvement.
Like it or not - e-assessment is the way of the future!