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“before language faculty throw themselves into this movement; there are a number of logistic, pedagogical and professional issues that would need to be addressed” Robert Godwin-Jones(2012)

authentic assessment

Godwin-Jones, Robert. (2012). Emerging technologies challenging hegemonies in online learning. Language Learning & Technology, 16 (2), 4-13.

principles of authentic assessment
Principles of authentic assessment
  • application of knowledge and skills
  • explicitly stated criteria
  • higher order thinking
  • real-world context
  • collaboration with experts and peers
  • best performances across time
  • no set answers
  • teacher as a guide and supervisor
  • ongoing feedback
  • Lam, W., Williams, J. B., & Chua, A. Y. K. (2007). E-xams: harnessing the power of ICTs to enhance authenticity. EducationalTechnology & Society, 10 (3), 209-221.
  • Gulikers, J. M., T. Bastiaens, et al. (2004). A five-dimensional framework for authentic assessment.Educational Technology Research and Development 52(3): 67-86.
  • Oskoz, A. (2005). Students' dynamic assessment via online chat. Calico Journal, 22(3)
  • Blake, R. J. (2009). The Use of Technology for Second Language Distance Learning. The Modern Language Journal 93: 822-835.
  • Liang, Xin & Kim Creasy (2004). Classroom assessment in web-based instructional environment: instructors’ experience. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 9(7)
assessment for learning
Assessment for learning
  • ongoing/continuous
  • based on interaction and participation
  • improves instruction
  • focuses on achievable learning objectives
  • promotes a continuous feedback process

Image created in Wordle from the text of Gulikers et al (2004) A five-dimensional framework for authentic assessment. Educational Technology Research & Development

higher order thinking tasks in real world context
Higher order thinking tasks in real-world context

Task: Prepare an oral presentation of 3-5 minutes based on one of the advertised excursions. Tell the story of your imagined participation in this excursion.

live and immediate feedback
Live and immediate feedback

Speaker and microphone

Text chat area

  • continuous engagement and participation
  • carefully planned topic objectives and criteria
  • authentic resources and activities
  • application of knowledge and skills to communicate competently