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Examples of assessment


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Examples of assessment

  1. 1. EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT IN public Open EducationCREATIVE COMMONS ATTRIBUTION | Leigh Blackall | | | +61 0404 561 009Educational Designer | Faculty of Health Sciences | La Trobe University | HS2 Room 333 | | +61 03 9479 5276 Image: Sokrates vor dem Tod mit seinen Freunden in Unterredung by Bernhard Rode on Wikimedia Commons
  2. 2. I AM INTERESTED IN OPEN AND NETWORKED LEARNING, INCLUDINGIntro IN ACADEMIC PRACTICE.Here I will briefly talk about assessment methods I’ve been involved in, that seek to bring together com-munity engagement, research, publication and peer assessment in an open and networked way. I hopeto stimulate discussion with these ideas and projects, and challenge, inspire, and confront traditionaluniversity-based practice.Leigh has recently joined La Trobe as the Educational Designer with the Faculty of Health Science. Hisfamily have come down from Darwin where he directed eLearning at the Centre for School Leadership,Learning and Development. Leigh also worked as the Learning Commons Coordinator at the Universityof Canberra’s National Institute of Sport Studies where he developed many of the practices he talksabout today. Although he is not a Kiwi, he spent a significant amount of time as an Educational Develop-ment with Otago Polytechnic helping to establish open educational practices in the New Zealand sector.Leigh documents his work on
  3. 3. Examples1. Psychology student-authored open textbook2. Sport studies open and networked course3. Journalism course with Wikinews assignmentImage: Water jump near Geneva by Zifeo on Wikimedia Commons
  4. 4. PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT AUTHORED open textbook1. Formal textbook was inadequate and expensive2. Essay assignment changed to textbook chapter3. Finished textbook became basis for next semester, with eBook and printed option4. Assessment was formative and included peersYoutube video introduction to the project
  5. 5. Sport Studies Course1. Simple Google search gains accessto the course 2. Essay assignmentinto published papers in a studentauthored journal 3. Presentationassignment ‘screen based’ 4. Exammade ‘open book’ with wirelessInternet and questions that wereimpossible to answer individually.Google search BPS2011Image: Two boys are boxing on the deck of the Lion by NMM on Wikimedia Commons
  6. 6. Journalism course with Wikinews assignment1 Problem of quality in a troubled sector2 Wikinews found to be a quality news outlet using innovative and contemporary methods3 Assignment: get a story published on Wikinews to pass4 Assessment assisted by Wikinews volunteers5 Wikinews invited more faculty engagement, including post-grad reviewersSee notes at
  7. 7. Principles1. SITUATED AND CONVIVIAL OF PRACTICE> Community engaged, relevant and useful> Permeable boundaries, networked, participatory2. TRANSFERABLE/SUSTAINABLE> The skills, instruments, methods and content can transfer across platforms,institutions, across a reasonable public skills base3. OPEN AND TRANSPARENT> Accountable, verifiable, open data, responsibility> Work in progress
  8. 8. Use The Commons as assignment, activity & learning resource platforms (Wikipedia etc) Use The Commons to document teaching, as- sessment & research work (Wikiversity etc)Suggestions Use popular public webservices for learning activity. Yahoo Answers for senarios. Blogger for journal learning & professional portfolios. Wikipedia for academic skills. More ideas for activity, assignments and assessment,_assign- ments_and_assessment Image: Greuter Socrates by Tomisti on Wikimedia Commons
  9. 9. Supporting InitiativesNHMRC mandates open access publishing. ARC follows.Australian Gov uses the Creative Commons Attribution copyright license for all pub-lic service information12 years of foundational philanthropic funding, and recent commercial investmentinto open online coursesWikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Australia funding, resources and projects