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Technology enhanced formative assessment for 21st Century learning


Spector, JM and Ifenthaler, D and Sampson, C and Yang, LJ and Mukama, E and Warusavitarana, A and Dona, KL and Eichhorn, K and Fluck, A and Huang, R and Bridges, S and Lu, J and Ren, Y and Gui, X and Deneen, CC and San Diego, J and Gibson, DC, Technology enhanced formative assessment for 21st Century learning, Educational Technology and Society, 19, (3) pp. 57-71. ISSN 1436-4522 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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This paper is based on the deliberations of the Assessment Working Group at EDUsummIT 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. All of the members of Thematic Working Group 5 (TWG5) have contributed to this synthesis of potentials, concerns and issues with regard to the role of technology in assessment as, for and of learning in the 21st century. The group decided to focus primarily on formative assessment rather than summative assessment and high stakes testing. Formative assessments and feedback provide an important opportunity to support and enhance student learning. Recognizing shifts in education towards blended and online learning with problem-based and inquiry-based approaches led to considerations of technologies that could effectively support formative assessment and informative feedback to 21st century learners. The paper concludes with a summary of conclusions and recommendations of the working group to be taken up in subsequent efforts.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Formative assessment, Inquiry-based learning, Problem-based learning, Summative assessment, Technologies for assessment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Fluck, A (Associate Professor Andrew Fluck)
ID Code:110030
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-07-12
Last Modified:2019-02-08
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