Assessment for Learning: Leveraging Technology

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Presentation at Virtual Global Conference on Technology for Blended and Distributed Education, Bangalore, India, 20 August 2010

Presentation at Virtual Global Conference on Technology for Blended and Distributed Education, Bangalore, India, 20 August 2010

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  • 1. Assessment for Learning:Leveraging Technology
    Professor Jeremy B. Williams
    Chief Academic Officer
    Virtual Global Conference on Technology
    for Blended and Distributed Education
    Christ University, Bangalore
    20 August 2010
  • 2. Are these students learning? …
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7. What do
    these students
    have in common?
    They have no
    recollection of life B.G.
  • 8. B.G.
    is Before Google
  • 9. The verb to
    to search for information
  • 10. The First Law of the Internet states that the answer is on the Internet. Therefore the quest is no longer “Where to find the answer” but “How to word the question”.
  • 11.
  • 12. A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology (computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3 players).
  • 13. The consequences of all this?
  • 14.
  • 15. The end of teaching and the start of learning
    Old Paradigm: Teacher Centric
    NewParadigm: Learner Centric
  • 16. Old paradigm
  • 17. In the knowledge economy, content is notking. Rapid technological change requires future-proof learning... learning that lasts.
  • 18. New paradigm
  • 19. Information iseverywhere.
    the learner is both
    consumer and producer
    of this information.
  • 20. Students need to create and publish …
  • 21.
  • 22. The virtual world is the real world
  • 23. e-Learning
    … it’s just learning
  • 24. Andrew Churches (2008)
    Bloom’s taxonomy blooms digitally
    Benjamin Bloom (1956)
    Lorin Anderson (2001)
  • 25. (2008)
  • 26. Churchill (2009)
    Traditional literacy:Reading, writing, speaking, listening
    Information literacy:Ability to identify, locate, evaluate and use information
    Digital literacy:Ability to use ICTs to locate, evaluate, use and create information
    What does it mean to be literate?
    Critical literacy:
    Ability to question, challenge, and evaluate meaning and purpose of text
    Tool literacy:Ability to use tools to manage, consume, and create information
    Visual literacy:Ability to understand and produce visual messages
    Media literacy:
    Ability to use question, analyse, interpret, evaluate, and create media messages
  • 27. This new paradigm is a …
    participatory pedagogy
    that fosters
    learner centricityand
    authentic assessment
  • 28. Authentic assessment is the
    bridge between theory and
    Technology can assist in
    the creation of authentic
    learning environments
  • 29. Can be online or on campus
  • 30. Example: Team Case Study Analysis
  • 31. Case Study 5:“The good, the bad, and the ugly”
    Sustainable Development
    and Competitive Advantage
  • 32. The Annual Eastwood Sustainability Awards
    Your international standing as an expert in the field of ecological economics is such that your consultancy company has been approached to assist the Panel of Judges presiding over the Annual Eastwood Sustainability Awards
  • 33. Think
  • 34. Sustainable development in practice
    Consider the sustainable development journey …
    Which companies are reactive, which are proactive?
  • 35. The dimensions of EEE
    [Throughput efficiency]
  • 36. Read
  • 37. For example …
  • 38. Discuss
  • 39. 39
    • Which companies have a bad record?
    • 40. Which are plain ugly?
    • 41. Which companies have a good record?
  • Consider, for example, …
    A company that is well advanced on its sustainable development journey (“Good”)
    A company that hasn’t made much progress at all, or is trying to repair damage (“Bad”)
    A company that hasn’t even started on the journey! (“Ugly”)
  • 42. 41
  • 43. Prepare a 10 minute presentation providing an example (and critique) of each
    Go ahead… make my day!
  • 44. Peer reviewed learner content
  • 45. Example: OBOW exams
    Open Book
    Open Web
  • 46. Assessment
    for learning
    Sample OBOW exam
    of learning
  • 47.
    Thank you for not sleeping
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