Authentic Assessment: Transforming Ordinary Online Assignments into Sociodramas, Psychodramas, Reflection, and More

A session at 9th Annual e-Learning 2.0 Conference

Friday 25th March, 2011

9:00am to 9:50am (EST)

Traditional online assessment typically provides students with measures that include answer selection, information recall, and the completion of teacher generated or standardized tests. While these types of assessment have a role in learning, authentic assessment enables online students to actualize and apply acquired knowledge and skills to real-life scenarios. This session will provide a comparative overview of traditional and authentic assessment. The session will then share innovative strategies for transforming ordinary individual and group assignments into dynamic engaging assignments including sociodramas, psychodramas, reflection, role-play, and gaming to meet course objectives and learning outcomes. Demonstrations will showcase how faculty can integrate authentic assessment into a Learning Management System to complement, augment, and transform current traditional assignments in online and blended courses. The session will conclude with a discussion about how authentic assessment and innovative technologies and software can be integrated into online and blended programs through backwards design and scaffolding to increase knowledge and skill acquisition/application as well as student engagement and retention.

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Time 9:00am9:50am EST

Date Fri 25th March 2011

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