Friday, April 17, 2015

Entry 55 IDT1415 - Assessment of and for learning - Balancing Assessment with Web 2.0 Tools

Hello everybody,

Here's my full contribution on this task on assessment of and for learning. After reading this week's articles and materials I created a table which aims to assess these tools as suggested in the task. I designed the table (assessment instrument) based on the inclusion of a generalised form of assessment criteria (Moon 2002a:103) by assigning a happy or unhappy face as the equivalent of a Yes/No whenever any of the tools met the criterion as defined by Haunsell et al. (2007) regarding the four strategies: feedforward assessments, cumulative coursework, better understood expectations and standards, and speedier feedback.

I must confess that I found Haunsell et al. (2007) and Carless (2007) the most interesting of the 4 resources while also found myself going back to last week's Knight's (2001). The CambridgeTV video was not very informative - maybe because I watched after doing all the readings :-) - and Huang's (2012) article I found a bit boring. Here's a link to the table.


Carless, D., 2007. Learning‐oriented assessment: conceptual bases and practical implications. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 44(1), pp.57–66.

Hounsell, D., Xu, R. & Tai, C.M., 2007. Balancing assessment of and assessment for learning Guide no 2. Higher Education, (2), p.15.

Huang, J., 2012. The Implementation of Portfolio Assessment in Integrated English Course. English Language and Literature Studies, 2(4), pp.15–21.

Knight, P., 2001. A Briefing on Key Concepts – Formative and summative, criterion & norm-referenced assessment. , pp.1–32.

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