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Integrating Assessment Into Learning
TRANSFORMATIONS: RESEARCH & TEACHING IN THE DIGITAL AGE
sponsors: Department of Educational Psychology, & Ubiquitous Learning Institute
Integrating Assessment Into Learning:
The “Scholar” Environment in Principle and Practice
Dr. William Cope
Wednesday ~ November 2, 2011 ~ 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ Room 10 Education
Listen to Dr. Cope talk about his presentation:
(Read audio transcript)
We can use new technologies to do conventional, old things—as we do when we transfer Gutenberg’s typographic schemas onto desktops or the heritage logic of classrooms into learning management systems. This presentation explores seven ‘affordances’—things we could do differently with new media technologies, even though much of the time we do not. The things I am going to highlight are by no means written into new media technologies. In fact, these are all things that, with effort, we could have done with printed texts and in traditional classrooms, and sometimes did. The change of greatest significance is the economy of effort. The presentation will explore the practicalities of integrating assessment into learning in several projects I am working on for the US Department of Education. For these projects, we have been building an online writing, learning and assessment environment, and trialing it in schools. I will show this. I will also discuss a theory of new learning and new literacies, focusing on some of the affordances of the digital media: collaboration, differentiation, metacognition, ubiquity, multimodality, agency and evaluation.
Dr. William Cope is a Research Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at University of Illinois, and is co-author or editor, with Mary Kalantzis, of a number of books in the fields of literacy, curriculum and assessment, recently including: New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008;Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009 and Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2011. He is a former First Assistant Secretary in the Australian Government’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He is inventor of a ‘Method for the Creation, Location and Formatting of Digital Content’, US Patent 7,886,225 B2.
Live stream: http://fss.education.illinois.edu/transformations/
For more information: http://education.illinois.edu/edpsy/transformations/