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Dissecting assessment: A paradigm shift towards technology-enhanced assessments

Said, Mohamed Mohamed Tolba and Aravind, Vasudeva Rao and Ferdinand-James, Debra and Umachandran, Krishnan (2019) Dissecting assessment: A paradigm shift towards technology-enhanced assessments. World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, Volume 11 (Issue 2). pp. 24-32. ISSN 13090348

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Abstract

This study proposes a framework for making a paradigm shift from traditional (teacher-centred) to technology-enhanced (student-centred) assessment, using an example of an intelligent tutor. Informed by Situated Learning Theory that addresses students’ needs and concerns in timely learning experiences, the proposed ‘dissecting assessment’ framework has two primary variables: Students’ Expectations and Assessment Deliverable with positive and negative secondary variables such as inbuilt fear to handle failures and exposures and comparison phobia. Employing a case study approach, a purposeful sample of 14 U.S. College students were supported by an intelligent tutoring system in monitoring their learning with prompt corrective feedback in their physics course. This formative assessment prepares students for succeeding on their summative assessments, which is the final outcome of learning with feedback. The analysis of the proposed dissecting assessment framework led to the conclusion that concentrating efforts on the positives in the framework, such as unbiased evaluation, would eventually reduce the negatives, such as comparison phobia.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 72048/8791
Uncontrolled Keywords: Formative assessment, immediate feedback, intelligent tutoring, self-evaluation, technology-enhanced assessment.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (principles and practices)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Depositing User: Dr Mohamed Mohamed Tolba Said
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 09:32
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 14:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72048

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