Home › Forums › Facilitating student learning through e-Assessment processes and practices › eAssessment – Chat transcript Monday 19 June 2017
Nicola Pallitt:Greetings Gabriel, Greg, Irene and Jenny:)
Nicola Pallitt:Welcome Chris and Maureen:)
Irene Maweu:Hi Nicola.
Irene Maweu:Good afternoon everyone
Alan Cliff:Hello to everyone
Jakob Pedersen:Good afternoon all
Tony Carr:Hi everyone!
Nicola Pallitt:Please tell us what you do, where you’re from and if you have any specific questions related to assessment – hopefully we can discuss these over the course of the webinar
Jenny Birkett 2:Hi. I didnt introduce myself last time – I’m from theSchool of Public Health, University of Western Cape
Antonio Chimuzu:Good afternoon everyone
Chris Busang:Hi Everyone!
Tony Carr:From Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at UCT
Tony Carr:Alan is in the room!
Jakob Pedersen:Project Manager, e/merge Africa, Cape Town South Africa
Nicola Pallitt:I’m a lecturer in CILT at UCT, I am interested in assessment of student work in a variety of media including ePortfolios
Alan Cliff:Academic Staff Development cluster co-ordinator in Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching
Nicola Pallitt:Welcome Alice, Antonio and John:)
Greg:I’m from UCT and support the running of formative and summative assessments online. I am really interested in hearing what Alan has to say
Nicola Pallitt:great – glad you could join us today Greg:)
Jakob Pedersen:recording in session
Chris Busang:I am from the Univerisity of Botswana, managing Educational technology activities
Nicola Pallitt:Greetings Rey:)
Nicola Pallitt:Recording from last week is on YouTube for those who may want to catch it later https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOSslrb-EyqxMEJ-wMG49Fg/videos
John:Greeting from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I’m glad to join you today.
Nicola Pallitt:Yay – glad you joining us today all the way from Ghana:)
Nicola Pallitt:Hello Rey, greetings Semira:)
Nicola Pallitt:Sure – so keep the questions rolling folks:)
Tony Carr:John , can you see anything to the right of the text chat?
Nicola Pallitt:Greetings Somaya:)
Nicola Pallitt:@John are you using the app? Sometimes when you are on the chat screen it goes over the slides
Somaya Abdullah:Hi Nicola
Nicola Pallitt:Sometimes student work submitted suggests they can do more/less than what lecturers expected… does this mean there is something wrong with our assessments?
Nicola Pallitt:Please add your own questions folks
Nicola Pallitt:How do you use online spaces for formative assessment with students colleagues?
Nicola Pallitt:Welcome Cath:)
Nicola Pallitt:And Welcome Gabriel:)
Cath:~~wave~~ hi there everyone 🙂
Cath:@Nicola – thx 🙂
Nicola Pallitt:Welcome Jason:)
Nicola Pallitt:Any assessment issues and questions you’d like to share folks?
Tony Carr:Question which goes back a long way … can flexible automated responses count as mediation?
Nicola Pallitt:like online MCQs Tony?
Tony Carr:and perhaps more sophisticated approaches as well
Antonio Chimuzu:Yes N icola. I’ve used some free online tools for learning feedback in language teaching. They seem to respond more when using gamification
John:How to ensure fairness when using randomised questions from testbank?
Nicola Pallitt:@Antonio which free online tools have you found useful for formative feedback? I’m curious what you do with them for gamification, sounds interesting
Antonio Chimuzu:I used Kahoot. It works brilliantly to get feedback of how much students learnt in language classes
Nicola Pallitt:oh I get it, in class feedback right Antonio?
Nicola Pallitt:computer based assessment VS computer adaptive assessment
Antonio Chimuzu:Yes Nicola
Nicola Pallitt:Greetings Olufemi:)
Cheryl Belford:Hi all. Cheryl here
Tony Carr:welcome back Cheryl 🙂
Gabriel:in my field of work we have a specialised institution for students with disabillities eg visual and hearing impairment. Any research or best practices on online assessment that would cater for such?
Antonio Chimuzu:@Gabriel. Good question
Gabriel Uunona:Hello, came in a late today….hope to catch up with the discussion
Nicola Pallitt:Good question Greg, more accessible options for participating in assessment practice. I found a resource about online feedback which I find really helpful http://newmediaresearch.educ.monash.edu.au/lnm/technology-mediated-assessment-feedback/ Some colleagues and I then tried it out with students using Vocaroo which allows one to record an audio clip. Maybe disabilities unit have some advice for specialist software?
Cheryl Belford:At cput, students with disabilities function as part of the mainstream.these are disabilities which would not limit them in the mainstream. So although it is advantageous for the lecturer to know (as Ive had personal experience here) these students ae intended tofunction with out us. I cannot speak for a specialised environment.
Nicola Pallitt:I guess one of the questions is whether a lecturer’s choice of a type of online assessment potentially excludes particular students
Cheryl Belford:The disability unit as it is known here is clearly very supportive as said students function well, however Ive) with hearing and visually imparired students. Also ADHD and similar.
Gabriel:Thanks Alan and CherylCheryl
Somaya Abdullah:Often in large classes we include a range of class activities and tasks -case study analysis, discussion etc but these are not formally assessed or graded. how would this fit in with assessment. You mentioned informal/formal assessment – is there a link
Nicola Pallitt:That’s great Cheryl:) many of us perhaps can form relationships with such units at our institutions a bit more and find out some of these exisiting approaches and services
Cheryl Belford:With video material we are looking at at adding sign language as part of our OER project.
Cheryl Belford:Yes Nicola, that is the sensible way to go
Cheryl Belford:After my blended learning interactions during the last two semesters I think that using technology as with any strategy can only teach the concept as best you plan it. there must be some reflection if the task was sucessful before summatively assessing
Cheryl Belford:I also find that as much as we give the students their individual feedback it also proves to support them with more holistic (group) feedback. However the semester programme must allow for this ….or email can suffice
Cheryl Belford:Blogs proved to be most friendly in delivering the holistic feedback as it was so interactive
Cheryl Belford:The student tends to respond with VERY specific questions
Nicola Pallitt:@Cheryl private blogs living on your course LMS?
Nicola Pallitt:Very useful table this:)
Cheryl Belford:I run a subject blog on our LMS (Blackboard). Organisation is key though
Cheryl Belford:This table reminds me of a taxonom’; even serving some graduate attributes
John:@Cheryl, how do you evaluate the blog ? Personally or peer?
Nicola Pallitt:Okay cool:) I find student interaction on public versus public blogs very different, in many ways I prefer the private safe space but goes back to purpose of blogs as part of our e-assessment practice
Nicola Pallitt:I think this table helps one relook at assessments in one’s course
Cheryl Belford:Well this semester the students HAD to interact on the blog at least three times. Their level of activity was evaluated as either starting, developing or criticall contributing a design. I evaluate them and also self evaluation citing exampels fromf the blog. However this is a very tiny part of their project grade.
Cheryl Belford:My typing cannot keep up with my thoughts
Nicola Pallitt:Assessment design before tools is good practice yes, thanks Alan
Cheryl Belford:It is their evaluation of themselves which is more important where they can cite the examples which demonstrate the various levels of participation
Cheryl Belford:Ive tried it for the first time AND the low marks seem to encourage enjoyable participation
Cheryl Belford:Ill write up a paper or something about it some time…
Nicola Pallitt:Or a blog post Cheryl:)
Cheryl Belford:Privately students are willig to chat. Im yet to truly explore External platforms
Cheryl Belford:So for now all my academic activities are private. The exception now is some video material to be uploaded to OER platform shortly
Tony Carr:If people here want to experiment then we have other spaces available to us
Nicola Pallitt:Good questions for us here to think deeper about the online assessments we plan ofr students before we jump to particular tools
Gabriel:can we assess anything in an online environment?
Nicola Pallitt:Indeed – such as our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1178029525658567/
Tony Carr:(Gabriel , perhaps Alan has been answering this through both webinars 😉
Nicola Pallitt:Before we even decide to assess online, maybe we first decide if online is best, good point Gabriel
Cheryl Belford:I will try something different but allocate a small amount of marks to it on the first attempt. I make it a rule to add group feedback as well as individual
Nicola Pallitt:That’s cool – peer feedback part of their participation
Cheryl Belford:when we use a medium such as google chrome it can be used to get the self study bits out of the way. Ive even tried using it on a draft proposal
Cheryl Belford:at this time it is most appropriate for the surfacing learning. Im looking at the more indepth assessment on G/Chrome
Tony Carr:Google Chrome ? Thats the browser … are you referring to another google tool Cheryl?
Nicola Pallitt:I find rubrics super helpful
Cheryl Belford:Sorry yes I am
Tony Carr:Thanks Alan – action packed webinar!
Cheryl Belford:Ive even forgottone the name of the google tools I use…Sorry
Tony Carr:Google Forms perhaps?
Alan Cliff:Thank you go
Cheryl Belford:YES YES
Antonio Chimuzu:Thank you for your presentation
Olufemi Olubodun:Interesting presentation
Alan Cliff:Thanks to all for a very valuable engagement
Olufemi Olubodun:Thank you Cliff
Alan Cliff:Happy to continue conversation
Somaya Abdullah:Thank you and until next time, regards
Cath:Thanks everyone 🙂
Jakob Pedersen:Recording is off
Nicola Pallitt:Have a lovely day all – Facebook event page for further discussion https://www.facebook.com/events/1178029525658567/
Nicola Pallitt:Thank you JP:)
Chris Busang:Wonderful Presntation. Thank you.
Jakob Pedersen:Thank you all for participating!
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