When it comes to assessment, numbers are nonsense!

Chalkley, Tony 2011, When it comes to assessment, numbers are nonsense!, in Proceedings of the 5th SUNY Fredonia Annual Teaching and Learning Conference : Creating Community : Collaborative Learning and Technologies, The State University of New York, Fredonia, Fredonia, N.Y., pp. 1-44.

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Title When it comes to assessment, numbers are nonsense!
Alternative title Numbers and nonsense
Author(s) Chalkley, Tony
Conference name SUNY Fredonia Teaching and Learning Conference (5th : 2011 : Fredonia, New York)
Conference location Fredonia, New York
Conference dates 15 Aug. 2011
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 5th SUNY Fredonia Annual Teaching and Learning Conference : Creating Community : Collaborative Learning and Technologies
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series SUNY Fredonia Teaching and Learning Conference
Start page 1
End page 44
Total pages 44
Publisher The State University of New York, Fredonia
Place of publication Fredonia, N.Y.
Keyword(s) learning
assessment
Summary As professors and tutors have traditionally had almost total control over the learning and assessment environment, for most students, the approach to assessment has changed little. The arrival of ‘new media’, ‘digital culture’ and ‘dispersed learning’ threatens this stability and control. Students are now able to operate in a more open, collaborative, interactive and distributed manner, and this fact challenges many of the traditional perceptions about what constitutes a ‘university experience’ and what are now ‘appropriate’ assessment tasks (Crisp, G,. 2009). Plagiarism is now part of daily life, wiki-referencing barely raises an eyebrow and now, custom written essays are seen as a very real option for the time poor student.
This paper will do three things. Firstly, to argue that allocating a numeric score to assessment is nonsense and secondly, tell a story about the authors experience when buying a custom written essay and finally, attempt to argue how ‘progressive and innovative’ assessment techniques might be used to remedy these assessment problems.
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category L3.1 Extract of paper (minor conferences)
Copyright notice ©2011, SUNY
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049380

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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