Wednesday, 8 October 2014

FW: Transforming Assessment - recording for 1 Oct + next session 5 Nov + eAssessment Scotland 2014 online sessions published

Transforming Assessment Webinar Update

[via JISC email list - this is not direct mail - apologies for any cross posting]

In this issue:
1. Recording: "e-Assessment for all - from rhetoric to realities" (accessibility), held 1 Oct.
2. Next session 5 November: "Designing effective assessment for participative learning online"
3. eAssessment Scotland 2014 online session recordings now published

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1. Recording available for "e-Assessment for all - from rhetoric to realities" held 1 October.
This session explored accessible e-assessment.
Abi James – Chair British Dyslexia Association, consultant Assistive Learning, UK
Alistair McNaught – Senior advisor, Jisc TechDis, UK
Paul Nisbet - Senior Research Fellow and Joint Coordinator of CALL Scotland.
View it via
http://bit.ly/TA1O2014

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2. Next session 5 November
"Designing effective assessment for participative learning online"
Brant Knutzen, University of Hong Kong.

Have you ever designed a great forum discussion activity, but your students didn't engage and your hopes for group collaboration and knowledge construction were dashed?
This seminar will demonstrate several new tools to help you achieve 100% participation in your online discussions, the foundation for effective collaboration and communicative learning. The Participation Forum is a customized module which sets up "semi-private" group discussion areas and then automatically awards points for participation. The Participation Map is a learning analytic tool which generates a visual display of student interactivity in the forum discussion as well as providing group and forum-level statistics that quantify activity. The Participation Glossary is a customised module which automatically awards points for each new term that a student contributes, and also supports peer ratings.
The first half hour of the seminar will review the pedagogy and instructional design of the tools, and the remaining half hour will offer all attendees the chance to try them out in a hands-on workshop environment. These new teaching tools have been developed and tested on all Moodle 2 versions, and are currently in production use at the University of Hong Kong on Moodle ver 2.6.1+.

Further details and RSVP via:
http://bit.ly/webinar5nov2014

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3. eAssessment Scotland online session recordings now published:
All 8 session recordings from the e-Assessment Scotland online conference are now available.
View them as Youtube screen casts (recommended!) or webinar system archives.
The slides, chat log, links and additional resources are also included on each session page.
View the session list at
http://bit.ly/eAS2014recordings


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Further information:
The Transforming Assessment webinars are part of a series of free events covering a range of e-assessment topics.
Further information on this and future events, recordings of past sessions, project information and participation/technical help on using the virtual seminar system can be found on our website at transformingassessment.com

Acknowledgements:
Support for this activity has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, RMIT University and the University of Queensland. The views expressed in this publication/activity do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsoring institutions.
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regards,

Dr Mathew Hillier
University of Queensland, Australia
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Transforming Assessment

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