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1 Assessment through multimedia creation Andrew.M.Cox, Ana Cristina Vasconcelos & Peter Holdridge Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield MAIK project HEA-ICS General Development fund

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3 By Julie Tiler, Ariane Schaer & Marc Bonne (MS Moviemaker)

4 This talk 1.Paper on “initial considerations” in your conference proceedings 2.Full draft paper available (orange paper) 3.This presentation

5 Reasons to assess through MM creation Requires significant synthesis and reflection Reconfiguration of group work The translation of book knowledge into a more visual/aural form, own examples Collaborative skills, project management, problem solving, creativity

6 Reasons to assess through MM creation II YouTube and podcasting etc Discussion about assessment in general reduces the hidden curriculum Authentic as multimedia may be increasingly used in organisations Reusable teaching content, produced by students

7 Problems Might focus on technical proficiency and superficial presentation not intellectual content Education as spectacle Inequalities in familiarity with MM creation (e.g. based on gender) Any change in assessment methods produces uncertainty and the unexpected Coherence across the programme Implications for all aspects of the module – time consuming

8 Choices Evaluation of pre-existing knowledge/skills Character and structuring of assessment package Software Form of support What assessment criteria & how decide on them Copyright Group MM 30% Plans 10% Individual discussion 20% Individual reflection 10% Powerpoint Photostory Moviemaker

9 Evaluation Our reflections within action research model Student evaluations & informal discussions MM themselves

10 Some reflections High quality work, all addressed substantive intellectual question Increased student engagement Continuing stress about criteria despite our best efforts Subtle changes to group work Time consuming Relevant technical skills are media not IT

11 By Katy Latham, Amar Gor & John Chapman MS photostory

12 By Georgina Roper, Stacey Sime & Jessica Butterfield MS Powerpoint

13 More information Project web site, To view the MM creations and further discussion A.M.Cox Ana Cristina Vasconcelos & Peter Holdridge


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