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TECHNOLOGIES AS ASSESSMENT CHANGE AGENTS https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1098 Valentina Grion, Anna Serbati, David Nicol ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1098 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 EVALUATIVE JUDGEMENT OF WORKING PRACTICES: https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1027 <p>Research into sustainable assessment highlights that students must not only learn to evaluate their final products and performances but also the processes of learning they engage in while producing these final outputs. However, what is missing in this research is a focus on practices – the specific activities that are undertaken in completing tasks – and on how these are adapted to different, increasingly technologically-mediated environments. The capacity to improvise, to work around or subvert formal or expected procedures, and effectively adjust working practices, is critical for learning to operate across different situations, with different combinations of people, technologies and systems. Drawing on examples from sociomaterial research in educational and clinical environments, we argue that developing evaluative judgement of working practices will help students to overcome some of the challenges of moving between university and professional settings. To this end, we propose a reconfiguration of assessment to encourage visibility, ...</p> Tim Fawns, Clara O'Shea ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1027 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE USE OF TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF MOVEMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1016 <p>This study presents a systematic review of the literature on the use of digital technologies to support the assessment or evaluation of student movement in physical education. Overall, twelve studies were included in the review after an appropriate screening process. The results show that the technologies used can be divided into three categories: video, wearable sensors and exergames. The overall analysis indicates how their use, even if still limited in extension, seems to provide validity, objectivity and reliability in the processes of evaluating fundamental movement and sporting skills. In addition, it encourages the development of teaching programs that strictly adhere to the development level of each pupil and/or each class group.</p> Francesco Sgrò, Roberto Coppola, Salvatore Pignato, Mario Lipoma ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1016 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 USING COMPUTER LAB TRACE ANALYTICS TO SUPPORT LEARNERS' ENGAGEMENT IN LABORATORY ACTIVITIES https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1008 <p class="TDCAbstractKeywordsText">Laboratory based learning activities constitute an important part of students’ learning experiences today. As a consequence, it is interesting to investigate how to better support such activities using digital technologies. In this paper, the authors present a practical approach based on the use of Microsoft Families and artificial neural networks to analyse computer traces of students’ lab activities to identify students encountering difficulties and at risk of failure, and flag tutors for further corrective actions on demand. This work demonstrates how artificial neural networks allow the analysis of the traces of students’ work even outside of a Learning Management System and with no clue of possible algorithmic relationships between the traces and the students’ performance.</p> Antonio Marzano, Sergio Miranda, Demetrios G. Sampson ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1008 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 QUIS IUDICABIT IPSOS IUDICES? ANALYSIS OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT IN A TEACHER TRAINING COURSE THROUGH PEER- AND SELF-ASSESSMENT https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1019 <p>This study examines the level of agreement between peer-assessments, self-assessments and assessments from course trainers regarding lesson plans produced by in-service teachers involved in a training course. This comparison allows us to investigate the development of assessment skills in relation to the methodological approach proposed in the training course. &nbsp;In addition, it permits us to validate these assessment procedures in a field where they are little explored, namely in-service teacher training. In this paper, the following aspects are illustrated: the topic, teaching methods and aims of the training course; the peer- and self-assessment processes and potential of the digital tools adopted (Peergrade); the statistical analysis performed; and the results obtained. The results show substantial and excellent levels of agreement between the teachers’ peer- and self-assessments, and those from their trainers, and the implications of these outcomes are discussed.</p> Laura Carlotta Foschi, Graziano Cecchinato, Filippo Say ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1019 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 DIGITAL COMPETENCE ASSESSMENT IN AN INFORMAL ONLINE ENVIRONMENT: https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1035 <p class="IJETCAbstractKeywordsText">This article presents a university teaching experience related to digital competence acquisition and assessment through the creation and editing of Wikipedia entries. The concept of digital competence is based on the European Framework DigComp 2.1. The process of creating entries has been monitored in its various forms across formal and informal learning contexts. The aim is to create a true knowledge building environment that favours authentic, situated and participatory evaluation through regulatory interventions from teacher and tutors, and via feedback from other Wikipedia users.</p> Corrado Petrucco ##submission.copyrightStatement## http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://ijet.itd.cnr.it/article/view/1035 Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200