An investigation into online moderation

Adie, Lenore E. (2011) An investigation into online moderation. Assessmet Matters, 3, pp. 5-27.

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The purpose of this paper is to understand how teachers’ identity as an assessor in a standards-referenced assessment system may be developed through their participation in online social moderation meetings. In these meetings teachers negotiate and share their understandings of assessment standards and judgement decisions. In particular, the paper focuses on the relationship between the technology, the moderation processes and teachers’ development in this assessment system. This paper draws on sociocultural theories of learning to analyse the qualitative data collected through observations of eleven online moderation meetings and interviews of the teachers involved in these meetings. The results provide insights into the mediating role of the technology with regard to teachers’ development of shared meanings and common practices within a standards-referenced assessment system.

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ID Code: 46921
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: online moderation, sociocultural theories, assessment, professional conversations, standards, judgement making
ISSN: 1176-7839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 NZCER Press
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2011 23:16
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 22:41

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