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[http://www.transformingassessment.com/ Transformative assessment] - an Australian website looking at issues to do with assessment in the 21st century.
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*[http://www.transformingassessment.com/ Transformative assessment] - an Australian website looking at issues to do with assessment in the 21st century.
  
[http://atc21s.org/ Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills] - a collaboration between Microsoft Cisco Intel and University of Melbourne.
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*[http://atc21s.org/ Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills] - a collaboration between Microsoft Cisco Intel and University of Melbourne.
  
* Denmark and the inclusion of internet in exams as a different notion of knowledge & assessment
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*One key 21st century skill is the use of search engines to find and evaluate information.  This page on [[search engines]] discusses this further, in particular regarding Denmark's inclusion of internet in their exams
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Shepherd, J. (2010, August 18). Exams: changing habits may spell end for pen-and-paper tests. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/aug/18/exams-keyboard-answers-ofqual
  
 
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Revision as of 14:49, 9 February 2013

The Schome Initiative has identified assessment as being one of the main barriers to change in education (in a context in which accountability and assessment are closely linked) - see The assessment problem for more info.

Learning Analytics (which includes Social Learning Analytics) looks like one of the most promising potential ways forward. While there is potential here, we must be cautious not to fall into the same traps of previous assessments - focussing on summative assessments and transactional epistemology (?) see [1] for further discussion.

This Educause article discusses assessment and LA further http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/learning-analytics-new-black [2]

Notes to integrate

  • One key 21st century skill is the use of search engines to find and evaluate information. This page on search engines discusses this further, in particular regarding Denmark's inclusion of internet in their exams


Shepherd, J. (2010, August 18). Exams: changing habits may spell end for pen-and-paper tests. guardian.co.uk. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/aug/18/exams-keyboard-answers-ofqual

References

  1. Knight, Simon, Simon Buckingham Shum, and Karen Littleton. “Epistemology, Pedagogy, Assessment and Learning Analytics.” Leuven, Belgium, 2013.
  2. Booth, Melanie. “Learning Analytics: The New Black.” EDUCAUSE Review, August 2012. http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/learning-analytics-new-black.