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Converge08 E Assessment


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Incorporating E-Assessment into Practice

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Converge08 E Assessment

  1. 1. “ Incorporating Online Assessment into practice” Presenter: Jason Price
  2. 2. Overview of VETASSESS <ul><li>Government business enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial provider of a range of assessment services </li></ul><ul><li>Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of assessment only services </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview of Presentation <ul><li>Define e-assessment (online assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the drivers for the implementation of an e-assessment strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the forms of e-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages and Disadvantages of e-assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Conclude with practical strategies for implementation </li></ul>
  4. 4. “ 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: What is e-assessment?
  5. 5. What are the key drivers for e-assessment? <ul><li>Technologically driven young people </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements from Industry/ Business for Technologically aware people </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy increasingly requiring cost savings within public education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is Generation Y – the tech savvy generation? <ul><li>97% own a computer </li></ul><ul><li>97% have downloaded music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>94% own a mobile phone </li></ul><ul><li>76% use instant messaging and social networking sites </li></ul><ul><li>75% of college students have a Face book profile and most of them check it daily. </li></ul><ul><li>60% own some type of portable music and/or video device such as an iPod </li></ul><ul><li>49% regularly download music and other media using peer-to-peer file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>34% use websites as their primary source of news </li></ul><ul><li>28% author a blog and 44% read blogs </li></ul><ul><li>15% of IM users are logged on 24 hours a day/7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting to the Net.Generation: What Higher Education Professionals Need to Know About Today's Students , Reynol Junco and Jeanna Mastrodicasa [16] found that in a survey of 7,705 college students in the US: </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are the skills needed in the future worker from Industry? <ul><ul><li>Use and understand information networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use wireless communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyse and use data collected by smart devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipate future skill requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapting to change, ANTA, 2005 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. BLOOM’S REVISED TAXONOMY - Online one-dimensional testing - Online Written response assessment - Online adaptive testing - Online simulation assessments - Online individual project based assessments - Online collaborative project based assessments
  11. 11. Online one-dimensional testing Underpinning knowledge testing
  12. 12. Online Written Response Online written exams with automated marking algorithms (Criterion)
  13. 13. Online adaptive testing Dynamic, Asynchronous Interactive Learner focused
  14. 14. Online simulation Assessments Web 2.0 assessments <ul><li>Considered off-limits by students in research conducted. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessor – student protocols to be adhered to. </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to ensure authenticity. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Online simulation assessments <ul><li>Multimedia Simulations can ensure a more dynamic, interesting an innovative way to assess students awareness of their environment. Examples of environments include: </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Bar </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online individual project based Assessments E- Portfolio Assessment
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. What are the trends of E-learning? <ul><li>Australian Flexible Learning Framework – E- Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>The National E-learning Benchmarking Survey 2008 shows: </li></ul><ul><li>91% of students and 88% of teachers and trainers now say their VET experience includes at least some form of e-learning. </li></ul><ul><li>43% of Teachers and Trainers state that Online Assessment Activities form part of their assessment strategy </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>greater flexibility with respect to location and timing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>greater choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lower long-term costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>instant feedback to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>improved reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>enhanced question styles which incorporate interactivity and multimedia in the case of testing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customised to suit the different needs of learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to conduct Adaptive testing and asynchronous assessment </li></ul></ul>What are the Advantages to e-assessment?
  20. 20. What are the Disadvantages to e-assessment? <ul><ul><li>E-assessment systems may be expensive to establish and not suitable for every type of assessment (such as extended response questions). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The main expense is not technical; it is the cost of producing / purchasing high quality assessment items and tools. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security and authenticity of the e-assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Demand from industry requiring ICT literate staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist rural and remote learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enabling learners to become self directed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customised and flexible assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As an adjunct to independent and self directed E-learning </li></ul></ul>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.
  22. 22. Like it or not - e-assessment is the way of the future!