Designing online assessment tools for disengaged youth

Brader, Andy, Luke, Allan, Klenowski, Valentina, Connolly, Stephen, & Behzadpour, Adib (2013) Designing online assessment tools for disengaged youth. International Journal of Inclusive Education.

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Abstract

This article reports on the development of online assessment tools for disengaged youth in flexible learning environments. Sociocultural theories of learning and assessment and Bourdieu’s sociological concepts of capital and exchange were used to design a purpose-built content management system. This design experiment engaged participants in assessment that led to the exchange of self, peer and teacher judgements for credentialing. This collaborative approach required students and teachers to adapt and amend social networking practices for students to submit and judge their own and others’ work using comments, ratings, keywords and tags. Students and teachers refined their evaluative expertise across contexts, and negotiated meanings and values of digital works, which gave rise to revised versions and emergent assessment criteria. By combining social networking tools with sociological models of capital, assessment activities related to students’ digital productions were understood as valuations and judgements within an emergent, negotiable social field of exchange.

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ID Code: 61847
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: flexible learning, authentic assessment, cultural capital, social media, disengaged youth, online learning, assessment tools
DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2013.817617
ISSN: 1464-5173
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of International and Development
Past > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in "Brader, Andy, Luke, Allan, Klenowski, Valentina, Connolly, Stephen, Behzadpour, Adib, & , (2013) Designing online assessment tools for disengaged youth." in the International Journal of Inclusive Education 2013 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13603116.2013.817617.
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2015 18:36

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