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Testing and Evaluation George Siemens
Agenda Introductions General house keeping - course length, process Review course outline How you will be assessed How to use Moodle How to use Skype How to use CMAP Overview of assessment and evaluation
Introduction George Siemens Instructor, Hospitality Evaluation work: portfolio, observation, testing, assignments, reflections Current challenges: plagiarism, time for proper evaluation Philosophy of learning: connections, not content
Post in text box (or interview if face-to-face) What is your experience with evaluation? What types of challenges are you facing with evaluation and assessment?
Housekeeping Process of lectures –Frequent activity changes –5 minute break ~5:30 –Some text, some group work, some reflection –Ask questions…online text, or in class (have member of group ask) Use of Moodle –Weekly journal –Discussions during the week –Course content
Housekeeping Course runs 8 weeks (ends March 22) Most work happens between lectures Use Skype to dialogue with group I will compose a learner-profile sheet based on what you post in introduction Update your own profile in Moodle (later)
Review course outline…
How you will be assessed… Working portfolio: 75% Oral Justification: 25% Attendance and online participation will be assessed within the working portfolio at 10%.
What to expect… Disorientation is ok ZPD Adjustment to environment is focus of next two weeks Seeing effort (not ability) as the hallmark of learning
Discussion of Assessment and Evaluation… What does it mean to assess? What does it mean to evaluate? What forms the foundations of our decision making? What does it mean to teach? What does it mean to learn?