ICT Support for Formative Assessment: Are Schools Ready?

Updated: 2:11pm, 17 Nov, 2022
6 December 2012 (Thu)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Building, HKU
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The seminar is jointly organized by CITE and Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
The NEXT-TELL vision of the 21st Century classroom is that of a technology- and data-rich environment that supports teachers and students to use various sources of information generated in the classroom and during homework in pedagogical decision-making.

This talk will first report on a baseline study conducted in five European countries as part of NEXT-TELL. In this study teachers are interviewed on their understanding of formative assessment and on use of ICT for supporting formative assessment and school planning, etc. Second, I will give an overview of interesting technology supported formative assessment methods being developed and used by teachers in Norway.

About the speaker(s):

<p>Barbara Wasson is a Professor of Pedagogical Information Science with the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway, Co- Leader of the Interaction Research Group, and Scientific Leader of the research center InterMedia, Uni Health, Uni Research AS. She was one of the founders of the Kaleidoscope European Network of Excellence (2004-2008) and served on its Executive, Core group, as leader of the SIG Secretariate (2004-2005), and as leader of the CSCL (Computer Support for Collaborative Learning) Special Interest Group (with over 400 members) (2004- 2006).&nbsp; From 2004-2011 she was an associate editor of the International Journal of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning (iJCSCL) and currently serves as an executive editor of the TEL Dictionary, and the editorial board of the Nordic Journal of Digital Competence, the Journal of Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, ijCSCL, and the SENSE Book Series on Technology Enhanced Learning. <br /><br />Wasson is leading/has lead several Norwegian ICT and learning projects such as TRANSFORM (Transformation of Production Learning Practice), DoCTA (Design and use of Collaborative Telelearning Artefacts) and Collogatories (on blogging), BITEIT (ICT-based national assessment for the Ministry of Education) and has lead UiB&rsquo;s participation in numerous EU 5th and 6th framework projects (e.g. SCY, ADAPT-IT, E-LEN, SEUSSIS, IDEELS). Currently she is participating in the 7th framework integrated project NEXT-TELL.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Her research interests include collaborative learning in distributed settings, technology support for formative assessment, assessment mechanisms, interaction, mobile learning, socio-cultural theories of learning, methodologies for studying virtual environments, and pedagogical agents.</p>

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