Personalising the Assessment Experience: Closing the Gap Between Learning, Assessment, Feedback and Future Performance
Personalising the Assessment Experience: Closing the Gap Between Learning, Assessment, Feedback and Future Performance<br />Shane Sutherland,Development Director, PebblePad<br />
How the next 20 minutes might look...<br /><ul><li> situating PebblePad,
then a run through some 'assessment' functions: scaffolded feedback forms, the comment bank and the 'feedback conversations'.
including students in the assessment process through peer review.
tutor/QA tools: blind/double blind marking, validation functions, foot-printing and tutor blog
Ooh! And finally, the PebbleQuizBuilder</li></li></ul><li>What is an eportfolio?<br />An eportfolio is a purposeful aggregation of digital items – ideas, evidence, reflections, feedback etc, which “presents” a selected audience with evidence of a person’s learning and/or ability.<br />Sutherland and Powell, 2007<br />
Behind any product, or presentation, lie rich and complex processes of planning, synthesising, sharing, discussing, reflecting, giving, receiving and responding to feedback <br />JISC, 2008<br />Isn’t this just good learning and teaching?<br />
Principles of a PLS<br />1 ...supports personal learning<br />2 ...offers a safe and private space which is owned and controlled by the learner<br />3 ...is multi-purpose – but purposeful<br />4 ...supports learning wherever it happens, whenever it happens<br />5 ...helps to surface and scaffold the process of learning<br />6 ...is underpinned, and informed, by a reflective structure<br />7 ...gets people talking and helps users construct their narratives<br />8 ...can accompany learners throughout their lives and across all their activities<br />
At this point a live demonstration was given to show the different interactions of a module leader, a student and a moderator.<br />These screen grabs provide some indication of the wide range of assessment functionality of the gateways in PebblePad<br />