Letting Them Show What They Know: Tech Tools for Assessment


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Presented at the League for Innovations conference March 2, 2008 (Denver, CO) by Alice Bedard-Voorhees and Lisa Marie Johnson.

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  • Thanks for the feedback, etalbert and the links to groups.

    I'm learning the ropes here on Slideshare and finding it a branching community of practice, of sorts... I appreciate you adding the links for groups and comments here.

    Alice and I had a blast presenting and learning from the audience as well! Hope you have a chance to play with the 'ShowKnow' accounts or share them with learners and colleagues wanting to practice
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    1. 1. LETTING THEM SHOW WHAT THEY KNOW TECH TOOLS FOR ASSESSMENT By Alice Bedard-Voorhees, PhD Colorado Mountain College Lisa Marie Johnson Colorado Community Colleges Online League for Innovations Conference - Denver, Colorado March 2008
    2. 2. About This Presentation <ul><li>This presentation is based on the forthcoming chapter: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bedard-Voorhees, A., Johnson, L. M., & Dobson, P. (in press). Creating online assessments and preparing learners for authentic displays of learning . In S. J. Hoffman and J. K. Robinson (in press). Online education and the humanities: A guide to teaching the humanities in the online environment . </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Familiar Outcomes <ul><li>Speak logically in presentations and essays. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak clearly in presentations and essays. </li></ul><ul><li>Select and apply contemporary forms of technology to compile information. </li></ul><ul><li> As we review methods and tools, keep similar outcomes in mind for courses that require speaking or other demonstrations in mind! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Drivers for Student-Created Content for Formative and Summative Assessment <ul><li>“ We are no longer consumers but producers ” </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat </li></ul><ul><li>(Some) Digital Native Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Technology in 21st Century Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Design </li></ul><ul><li>Evolved 21st Century Technology </li></ul>
    5. 5. Assessment Practices <ul><li>Formative Exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Project Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul>
    6. 6. A Variety of Tools <ul><li>Maps and Organizers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul><ul><li>Project Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>ePortfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
    7. 7. Maps and Organizers <ul><li>Learners map information using graphic forms of organization to show understanding. Resource: http://webquest.sdsu.edu/scaffolding/transformation.html </li></ul><ul><li>Transformation Scaffold Example </li></ul>F2F Teaching Common Online Teaching Strategies Strategies Strategies
    8. 8. Phone-Generated Audio <ul><li>Phone created files. </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts are associated with channels. </li></ul><ul><li>ShowKnow Example – Gabcast.com </li></ul><ul><li>Dial : 1-800-749-0632 </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Channel Number and pound-sign: 13431# </li></ul><ul><li>Enter Password and pound-sign: 092007# </li></ul><ul><li>Speak content and Press 1 to review </li></ul><ul><li>Press 7 to delete, 2 to publish , 9 to return to main menu and start over </li></ul><ul><li>Once published, listen to and/or download MP3 from http://gabcast.com/index.php?a=episodes&id=13431 </li></ul><ul><li>Tip: For paid accounts, recordings first go into an unpublished area. For the free public accounts, you may want to have students give their Recording a number rather than saying a name for privacy. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Desk/Laptop-Generated Audio <ul><li>Spotlight: Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Free and multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Need program and LAME Encoder (for MP3 export) </li></ul><ul><li>Files created on desk/laptop </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple deliveries </li></ul><ul><li>Tip! Keep segments brief (1 MB or less) </li></ul><ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials </li></ul>
    10. 10. Static Images <ul><li>Images can be uploaded from multiple sources (e.g., phone, camera) </li></ul><ul><li>Annotation </li></ul><ul><li>Link or RSS feed could be placed in class </li></ul><ul><li>ShowKnow Example – Flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: http://www.flickr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click Sign-In </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Username: show.know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Password: september28 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upload Photos and Review! http://www.flickr.com/photos/14106603@N07/ </li></ul><ul><li>Note: This test account is set it so only the single user can see the photos. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/account/prefs/photoprivacy/ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Slideshows <ul><li>Spotlight: SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple file types (PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Download options </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy controls </li></ul><ul><li>SlideCasting (adding Mp3 Audio to a slideshow) </li></ul><ul><li>Example: http://www.slideshare.net/lisamariejohnson </li></ul>
    12. 12. Video <ul><li>Multiple options… YouTube, TeacherTube, Kaltura </li></ul><ul><li>Privacy controls (password protected, private accounts) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider class and individual accounts! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links and viewers for delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Tip! Assignment might include submission of a storyboard. </li></ul><ul><li>ShowKnow Example – YouTube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go to: http://youtube.com </li></ul><ul><li>Click Log-In Username: showknow Password: september28 </li></ul><ul><li>Upload and review: http://youtube.com/user/showknow </li></ul>
    13. 13. Project Conferences <ul><li>Creating expectations makes all the difference! http://www.ccconline.org/FacultySC/TeachingResources/rw_creating_online_conference.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous … in your course room! Private discussion area for each student and yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronous … via Elluminate! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many Colleges have licenses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Free Alternative – VROOM: for scheduling meetings up to three participants. Learn more from: http://www.elluminate.com/vroom/ </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Why ePortfolio? <ul><ul><li>Formative and summative assessment opportunity for instructors and learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A portfolio permits the learner to display competence , outside of a static transcript. ” Siemens, G. (2004, December 16). ePortfolios. eLearnSpace. Retrieved February 26, 2008 from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/eportfolios.htm </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Five ePortfolio Recommendations <ul><li>Allow learners alternatives in choice of medium. </li></ul><ul><li>Assure the medium is accessible by classmates and you for review and evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible and let students adapt for other portfolios (e.g., Program level or Institutional Level portfolios) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a rubric that maps performances with the outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a formative review . </li></ul>
    16. 16. Forms of ePortfolio <ul><li>All portfolios are “ … driven by the intended task: assessment, professional/personal development, learning portfolio, or group portfolio. ” (Siemens, G. (2004, December 16). </li></ul><ul><li>Limited Portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Remain with institutions/programs or become fee-based. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interface is “fixed” by program (cannot be exported to other mediums) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FERPA/Privacy Considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Blackboard Portfolio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Infinite Portability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Housed on the Web and managed by users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FERPA/Privacy Considerations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: FaceBook , MySpace, Wikis, Blogs, & SecondLife </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Blogs Blog.com http://blog.com/ Blogger https://www.blogger.com/ Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/ Blue Kaffee http://www.bluekaffee.com/ EduBlogs http://learnerblogs.org/ LiveJournal http://www.livejournal.com/ Vox http://www.vox.com/ Wordpress.com http://wordpress.com/ Many options Multiple forms of media can be integrated with a Blog (video, audio, images, etc.) Tip! Student privacy is an issue when using technologies external to your institution’s servers. Know your institution’s policies.
    18. 18. Wikis <ul><li>Allows for quick content creation and editing </li></ul><ul><li>Contributory or collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Vary in complexity (e.g., PBWiki, MediaWiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki comparison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software </li></ul>
    19. 19. Your Ideas? Your Tools? <ul><ul><li>How do you embed assessment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which tools do you use for assessment? </li></ul></ul>[email_address] [email_address]