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Tech Enhanced Pedagogy & Assessment


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Tech Enhanced Pedagogy & Assessment

  1. 1. Technology Enhanced Assessment Presentation will be available on: drbexl Dr Bex Lewis, Technology Enhanced Learning Fellow [email_address] 24 th January 2012
  2. 2. Technology already used?
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Always understand your audience” </li></ul>A little context…
  4. 4. Digital Visitor/Resident
  5. 5. Learning/Pedagogy
  6. 6. Student Expectations? <ul><li>Global (Used to creating their own YouTube videos, and expecting a quick response – from anywhere in the world!) </li></ul><ul><li>Responsive (Used to rapid response/feedback, 3 week guarantee “ too long ” ) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible (Used to having more than one starting point) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive (Looking for a relationship of trust, staff/student partnership: The teacher has a role of leader, but needs ‘ distributed leadership ’ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Often facile or trivial </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Instead of trying to mass-produce children who are good at taking tests and memorizing things, schools should emphasize personal development, Robinson said. Not all kids are good at the same things, and the education system shouldn't pretend they should all turn out the same, he said. </li></ul>Why teaching is 'not like making motorcars ’ , by John D. Sutter , CNN, March 17, 2010 7:00 a.m. EDT Sir Ken Robinson
  8. 8. Who are our students? <ul><li> (March 2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 Part-Time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/6 from Overseas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More mature students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More at-home students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick & Mix degrees </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Read more… <ul><li> (nearly 3000 views) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Impacting the Student Experience
  11. 11. What do Teachers/Lecturers need to know with Web 2.0? <ul><li>Determine the appropriate reach of a forum/space. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish protocols for partnership. </li></ul><ul><li>Security/Safeguarding </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion (not everyone can afford the technology, so minimise it ’ s impact) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the quality of the information. </li></ul><ul><li>Insist on nobility of purpose (not a space for compliance) </li></ul><ul><li>In using the space, students become better contributors to society (NOT just a box of skills), and live it better. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning Network: Choices
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  19. 22. Personal Response Systems (Clickers)
  20. 23. Student responses… <ul><li>Before </li></ul><ul><li>After </li></ul>
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  22. 25. Facebook?
  23. 26. Worked Projects: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  25. 28. What about Twitter? <ul><li>140 Characters (based on SMS) known as “ Tweets ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Displayed on author ’ s profile page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read by subscribers (known as “ Followers ” ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different from Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More interest/thematic based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not time/geographically dependent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not as “ personal ” ‘ I had toast ’ does not cut it! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter is about relationship building , you can ’ t just “ broadcast ” announcements out, you need to engage with your followers. </li></ul><ul><li>Retweets (a mark of approval) </li></ul>
  26. 29. Join a #conversation …
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  28. 31. Expressing yourself in 140 characters is a great discipline <ul><ul><li>Concise summaries of arguments/ texts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backchatter/feedback </li></ul></ul>
  29. 32. BackChannelling:
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  31. 34. Collaboration <ul><ul><li>Performance ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Novel: </li></ul></ul>
  32. 35. Crowd-sourcing <ul><li>Bring the attention of good information to your students </li></ul><ul><li>a powerful network available ‘ all the time ’ ( ) </li></ul>
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  39. 42. Wikis are empty? <ul><li>Three factors in all those empty wikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ There is insufficient purpose to the e-intervention; it is solving a problem that does not exist; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is not built into the regular face-to-face teaching of the course or its assessment structures; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insufficient time is available to set up and then diligently maintain the activities. ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fry, H., Ketteridge, S., Marshall, S., Enhancing Academic Practice: A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , 2009 (3 rd Edn), p.91 </li></ul>
  40. 43. Collaborative Creation Tools <ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi </li></ul>
  41. 44. Skype: ‘Ask Me’, Tutorials, etc.
  42. 45. Plagiarism Checking <ul><li>“ Turnitin Originality Checking allows educators to check students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students' academic integrity. ” </li></ul><ul><li>Ask ITS for a Tii password </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: </li></ul><ul><li>Register a class & ask students to upload their assignments </li></ul><ul><li>(or use the ‘ Quick Submit ’ facility) </li></ul><ul><li>See Eric Bodger ’ s report ‘ Critique of Electronic Submission ’ on the Learning Network </li></ul>
  43. 46. Other software… <ul><li>Audio Feedback (e.g. Audacity), see: </li></ul><ul><li>Tablet PCs, see: </li></ul><ul><li>Lecture capture, read more on: </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic submission (process is simple, logistics with large numbers can be more difficult – see LN) </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasting/Screencapture (e.g. Jing) </li></ul>
  44. 48. Footnote (Diagrams)
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