Creating authentic assessments: A method for the authoring of open book open web examinations

Williams, Jeremy B. (2004) Creating authentic assessments: A method for the authoring of open book open web examinations. In 21st ASCILITE Conference: Beyond the Comfort Zone, 5 - 8 December 2004, Perth, Western Australia.

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The central premise of this paper is that, as an assessment instrument, the final examination has become something of an anachronism. Little has changed in the centuries that universities have been in existence and, even with the advent of sophisticated information and communication technologies, come the end of semester, the vast majority of students still find themselves sitting in rows in invigilated examination halls, answering questions with paper and a ball-point pen. Quite aside from the fact these are tools that are rarely used these days, the assessment tasks that students are presented with are seldom representative of any authentic, 'real world' setting. This paper outlines a process for the construction of open book open web type examinations, and argues that this is a format more in keeping with modern learning theory.

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ID Code: 13072
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Jeremy B. Williams
Deposited On: 19 Mar 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:10

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