Monday, December 06, 2010

Web 2.0 assessment

Interesting talk on how to assess Web 2.0 tasks. Some brief reflections

Issues with the wisdom of the crowds, limited value of twitter etc – comments before seeing the entire context of something, e.g. movies, plays

Open blogs – where experts can respond, example of music course. Writing for a real audience, authentic product.
Care with privacy and being careful with students when comments open to other students.

Make expectations clear in setting online writing assignments like blogs since these are less familiar than an essay.

Assessing not simply a page but a whole series of links, etc.

Challenge of co-creation of content and collaborations – and hard to assess. Challenge in traditional assessment of group work but Wikis even more so.

See assessment as a cycle as we are always refining assessments.


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