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Fall 2013 SEMLOL Presentation -- Towards Authentic Assessment

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Fall 2013 SEMLOL Presentation -- Towards Authentic Assessment

  1. 1. Image source: cobalt123 (2007) Test Well. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobalt/409924867/ TOWARDS AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT IN ONLINE TUTORIALS SEMLOL Fall Meeting 2013 - November 8, 2013 Bill Marino Online Learning Librarian - Eastern Michigan University
  2. 2. This presentation begins a conversation on: • What do we assess? • How do we assess? Image source: wecometolearn (2012). Long before the Third Grade Test. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/wecometolearn/6831018124/
  3. 3. Do we assess student learning in our online media?
  4. 4. What do we assess?
  5. 5. What do we assess? Benjamin Bloom Image retrieved from https://bloomstheory.wikispaces.com/Introduction
  6. 6. The foundation: Image source: fishbrain.randy@sbcglobal.net (2011). New Bloom's Taxonomy. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fishbraintexas/5493450400/
  7. 7. Learning Objectives Give focus to a lesson's content • Express expectations • Provide a framework for assessment/learning activities • Source: Research 101 @ EMU. Adaptation of University of Washington Information Literacy Learning's Research 101.
  8. 8. Effective Assessment is… • “Knowing what you are doing” • “Knowing why you are doing it” • “Knowing what students are learning as a result” • “Changing because of the information” (Gilchrist, 2009)
  9. 9. The foundation: Image source: fishbrain.randy@sbcglobal.net (2011). New Bloom's Taxonomy. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fishbraintexas/5493450400/
  10. 10. Remember: • shallow processing • recall/recognition of facts • memorization • the 5 Ws (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  11. 11. Understand: • summarization • interpretation • focus on connections (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  12. 12. Apply: • knowing when and why to apply • recognition/transfer of patterns • judging effects (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  13. 13. Analyze: • breaking down into respective parts to create a model of thinking • identifying relationships (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  14. 14. Evaluate: •apply a set of criteria to evaluate (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  15. 15. Create: •"combining elements into a pattern not clearly there before." (IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning, 2002)
  16. 16. Learning Objectives Source: Research 101 @ EMU. Adaptation of University of Washington Information Literacy Learning's Research 101.
  17. 17. • Select an appropriate topic for research • Generate questions from a topic • Broaden and narrow a question • Identify key concepts and vocabularies related to a topic • Broaden and narrow concepts and vocabularies related to a topic.
  18. 18. • Select an appropriate topic for research understand • Generate questions from a topic analyze, create • Broaden and narrow a question apply, analyze, evaluate, create • Identify key concepts and vocabularies related to a topic understand • Broaden and narrow concepts and vocabularies related to a topic. apply, analyze, evaluate, create
  19. 19. However, when it comes to assessment... • Broaden and narrow concepts and vocabularies apply, analyze, evaluate, create related to a topic.
  20. 20. However, when it comes to assessment... • Broaden and narrow concepts and vocabularies apply, analyze, evaluate, create related to a topic. understand, apply
  21. 21. Enter Authentic Learning "Authentic assessment requires the respondent to construct, rather than select, a response to academic stimuli" (Powers, 2005).
  22. 22. How can this be incorporated into online tutorials? 1. Not necessarily "tool-dependent” 2. Can still capture relevant data 3. Requires a shift in how we think of assessment-from an add-on to the instructional object itself.
  23. 23. What does authentic assessment look like? • simulation • case studies/situational learning models • reflection/self-assessment • collaboration/social elements included Image source: Horse Simulator WWI. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Horse_simulator_WWI.jpg
  24. 24. Simulation Image source: SuperJet International (2011). Full Flight Simulator. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/superjetinternational/5573438825/
  25. 25. Simulation Guide on the Side http://code.library.arizona.edu/gots/ Image source: University of Arizona Libraries (2013). Guide on the Side. Retrieved from http://www.library.arizona.edu/applications/quickHelp/tutorial/searching-the-ua-library-catalog
  26. 26. Case studies/situational learning models Image source: VU e-Innovations (n.d.) The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury. Retrieved from http://jasper.vueinnovations.com/
  27. 27. Case studies/situational learning models
  28. 28. Reflection/Self-assessment
  29. 29. The social element • Provide opportunities for further discussion
  30. 30. So... can become...
  31. 31. A concept mapping exercise… Image source: Jobling, C. (2010). My first concept map. Retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/cpjobling/5011621421/
  32. 32. A troubleshooting exercise… Mike is researching customer service in college dining services, but cannot find relevant sources. His search is below. Help him refine his keywords by suggesting broader, narrower, or related terms that he can search. Enter your words here.
  33. 33. So much more.
  34. 34. THANK YOU! References: Conrad, R., & Donaldson, J. (2004). Engaging the Online Learner. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Ellis, R.K. (2012). Backchannel Best Practices. Retrieved from http://www.astd.org/Publications/Newsletters/LearningCircuits/Learning-Circuits-Archives/2012/02/Backchannel-Best-Practices Gilchrist, D. (2009). A Twenty Year Path: Learning about Assessment; Learning from Assessment. Communications in Information Literacy, 3(2), 70-79. Holder, L. (2012). How to design assessments that promote the learning process. Retrieved from http://elearningindustry.com/authentic-assessments. IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning. (2002). Bloom's Taxonomy "Revised" Key Words, Model Questions, & Instructional Strategies. Retrieved from https://keyarts.wikispaces.com/file/view/bloom_revised.pdf. Powers, K. (2005). Authentic Assessment. In (S. W. Lee, Ed.) Encyclopedia of school psychology. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications. Retrieved from http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/eBooks?ste=22&docNum=CX3453099999. Silvers, A. (2011). Authentic Assessment in Learning Experiences - ADL Future Learning Experience Project. Retrieved from https://sites.google.com/a/adlnet.gov/future-learning-experience-project/project-updates/authenticassessmentinlearningexperiences
  35. 35. Bill Marino Assistant Professor – Online Learning Librarian Eastern Michigan University 734-487-2514 wmarino1@emich.edu Twitter: @wmarino

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