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Activating Assessment for Learning: Are We On the Way With WEB 2.0?

Whitelock, Denise (2010). Activating Assessment for Learning: Are We On the Way With WEB 2.0? In: Lee, Mark J. W. and McLoughlin, Catherine eds. Web 2.0-Based-E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching. IGI Global, pp. 319–342.

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This chapter examines the role Web 2.0 tools can play in promoting the Assessment for Learning Agenda. It presents a number of cases of peer, self and computer assessments that display a range of characteristics proposed by Elliott (2008) for the next generation of assessment tasks. The discussion of the cases revealed a missing characteristic which is a form of feedback to the students that will take their learning forward which I have called 'Advice for Action'. In order for assessment tasks and tools to become more effective they need to be embedded within a pedagogical framework, which in turn, requires a supportive infrastructure as proposed by the 4Ts pyramid. The major components of the pyramid consist of (a) Tool Development, (b) Staff Training, (c) Rethinking the Assessment Tasks and (d) Learning from the Assessment Tasks.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 IGI Global
ISBN: 1-60566-294-1, 978-1-60566-294-7
Keywords: e-assessment; web-based interactions; web-delivered education; Web 2.0; computer-mediated communication; asynchronous communications; asynchronous discussion; distance education; accreditation; assessment; assessment 2.0; collaboration technologies; collaborative learning; computer-assisted education; case study; constructivism; research issues; educational technology; implementation; pedagogy; summative evaluations; formative evaluations; technology-enhanced learning; undergraduate education
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 19706
Depositing User: Denise Whitelock
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2010 16:12
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2013 21:30
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