Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education
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Using and creating meaningful assessment strategies in higher education
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Curtin Learning and Teaching - Learning Futures 

Curtin Learning and Teaching - Learning Futures  | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it

It is with pleasure we introduce Curtin Learning and Teaching’s newly formed Learning Futures Team. The new area, Led by Associate Professor David Gibson, has been created using a combination of existing and new functions.

The area is responsible for strategic projects and the integration of learning futures for the University.

There are four key areas in the Learning Futures team: 


• Innovation Studio

• Partnerships and Pathways

• UniReady

• Insight Centre - Learning Analytics

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Deakin Uni cheats get kicked out

Deakin Uni cheats get kicked out | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University expels 13 engineering students after they were caught paying a third party to complete their assignments for them.
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Dear student, I just don't have time to mark your essay properly

Dear student, I just don't have time to mark your essay properly | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In an ideal world, your work would be read by an engaged, enthusiastic professional – but the reality is very, very different
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Turnitin causing anxiety

The widespread use of Turnitin is breeding a culture of “mistrust and anxiety” among students with a new study raising doubts about its effectiveness as a learning tool.

The report, “A literacy approach to using Turnitin”, by ANU’s Academic Skills and Learning Centre, says the use of the online assignment program solely as a “plagiarism detection tool” is not helping to improve the academic writing of students.
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Students to put pens down for final time as NAPLAN moves online

Students to put pens down for final time as NAPLAN  moves online | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Some school students sitting national literacy and numeracy exams will use a pen and paper for the last time this year with the test set to move online.
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Alternative assessment arrangements policy for students with disabilities in tertiary education - Ako Aotearoa

Alternative assessment arrangements policy for students with disabilities in tertiary education - Ako Aotearoa | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Student engagement, learning environment
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No More Grading In Your Pajamas: Using Video to Provide Feedback on Assignments | Scholarly Teacher

No More Grading In Your Pajamas: Using Video to Provide Feedback on Assignments | Scholarly Teacher | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
As the assignment deadline draws near, you begin to do the math in your head.  If you have a 12 page paper, multiplied by 185 students, and it takes you 2 minutes to read each page…how long until your eyes cross from all this grading?!

As educators, we’re challenged to provide thoughtful, high-quality feedback on assignments for an increasing number of students in a timely fashion.  On one hand, it’s important that we provide students with feedback quickly, so they can incorporate our comments into future assignments.  On the other hand, if we want our feedback to be meaningful and individualized, it takes a significant amount of faculty time to grade.
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How Sydney's universities are cracking down on cheats

How Sydney's universities are cracking down on cheats | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Closed book exams and on-the-spot question-and-answer sessions are on the way back as universities crack down on cheats.
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'Exams fail to differentiate between rote learning and genuine talent'

'Exams fail to differentiate between rote learning and genuine talent' | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by an A-level student with some questions about studying English at university.

Most of them were fairly standard, but his final query stuck with me. It was about marking at university, and whether there was some respite from the infamous tick-box exercise of humanities at school.
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£6m EU project aims to stamp out cheating in online assessment

£6m EU project aims to stamp out cheating in online assessment | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
'Tesla’ initiative will combine anti-plagiarism software with facial, voice and keystroke identification technology
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How Students Try To Bamboozle Online Proctors -- Campus Technology

How Students Try To Bamboozle Online Proctors -- Campus Technology | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The use of "cheat sheets" is the most common way students try to cheat on their online tests, according to online proctor Examity. The second most common tactic is to use Google Search and Translate, followed by copying test questions for distribution, hiding flashcards underneath the keyboard and hanging answers on walls.
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Considering how easy it is, cheating in online education is pretty rare

Considering how easy it is, cheating in online education is pretty rare | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Kids cheat. On quizzes, projects, homework, the SAT. You name it. In a 2013 poll conducted by the school's student newspaper, 10% of Harvard students admitted to having cheated on an exam at some point, and 42% on an assignment. Detailed research studies exist on the creative cheating tactics of students across the country; some conclude that, as humans, we're just wired t
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Is it piracy? How students access academic resources

Is it piracy? How students access academic resources | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to accessing online learning materials, university students don't think much about whether their downloads might amount to piracy or copyright infringement.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios

Free Technology for Teachers: Rubrics for Assessing Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, and Digital Portfolios | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Wisconsin, Stout has organized a nice collection of rubrics for assessing digital projects. In the collection you will find rubrics for assessing student blogging, student wikis, podcasts, and video projects. Beyond the rubrics for digital projects there are rubrics for activities that aren't necessarily digital in nature. For example, you can find rubrics for writing, research, and oral presentations.
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University of Sydney's medical school in second cheating controversy

University of Sydney's medical school in second cheating controversy | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Doctors at some of Sydney's top hospitals have cheated in their medical exams, Fairfax Media can reveal.
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Iraq Shut Down Its Internet to Prevent Sixth-Graders From Cheating

Iraq Shut Down Its Internet to Prevent Sixth-Graders From Cheating | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
During exam seasons or political revolutions, government-ordered blackouts raise human-rights concerns.
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A new type of student assessment emerges - eCampus News

A new type of student assessment emerges - eCampus News | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A new, open source student assessment focused on developing core skills rather than passing or failing aims to transform the idea of student readiness.
An innovative new student assessment has been developed in order to better measure student readiness and success for college.
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Medical students caught in high-tech, 'Mission Impossible-style' plot to cheat on exam

Medical students caught in high-tech, 'Mission Impossible-style' plot to cheat on exam | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A top Thai medical college has caught students using spy cameras linked to smartwatches to cheat during exams in what some social media users have compared to a plot straight out of a Mission Impossible movie.
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Peerwise: a social platform for information literacy assessment? ~ libfocus - Irish library blog

I use multiple choice quizzes a lot in assessing my information literacy classes with DCU Business School (an example described here). The downside of MCQ quizzes is that they’re a bit boring, they can be easy to bluff your way through and they arguably encourage (or can only assess) surface  learning (Nicol 2007 p.54). 

An interesting twist on MCQ quizzes is to instead get the students to write the questions, share them among a class and ask them to answer, rate and comment on the questions. Assessments like this have been tried for a while without tech. (Denny 2008) and for a few years there has been a free social platform, PeerWise which does all this online. 
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Why Teachers Fudge Their Students' Standardized-Test Scores

Why Teachers Fudge Their Students' Standardized-Test Scores | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Educators often choose to inflate students' scores on standardized tests, and the motivations—and effects—indicate that a little deception isn't always a bad thing.
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What's the Best Way for Colleges to Prevent Cheating?

What's the Best Way for Colleges to Prevent Cheating? | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Can new technologies help counter today's ever-evolving strategies for cheating—and discourage students from doing it in the first place?
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Refocusing Assessment on Teaching and Learning

Refocusing Assessment on Teaching and Learning | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Too often the data from assessments do not make it back to the teacher in any useable form and arrive far too late to drive action. The reports they receive are complex, overly steeped in complicated statistics, and do not provide enough granular information to drive instruction.

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Some good sense about testing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 9:52 AM
We continuously assess, judge, and interpret the world around us and our relationships with the world and people. It is about informing who we are and what we do as teachers.
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Is Immediate Feedback Always Best? (EdSurge News)

Is Immediate Feedback Always Best? (EdSurge News) | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Tuesday, February 16th
8:10am: Class starts in five minutes and Emma is double checking her problem set before handing it in. Worried she might be called on by the teacher, Emma spent over an hour last night working through the equation. She feels confident, her phone chirps to remind her cla
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Turning school exams into an online game in Jamaica - BBC News

Turning school exams into an online game in Jamaica - BBC News | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
In Jamaica, one firm has turned revising for school exams into a series of online games which are now being used by thousands of pupils across the island - who are offered prizes as they study for subjects like maths, languages, arts or science.
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Aligning learning outcomes and assessment methods: a web tool for e-learning courses - Springer

Aligning learning outcomes and assessment methods: a web tool for e-learning courses - Springer | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
A learning outcome approach to teaching and a learning-oriented assessment are increasingly framing higher education. In an attempt to facilitate professors’ teaching activities, the TALOE (Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning) project has developed a web tool that aims to help trainers decide on the assessment methods to use in their online courses. Based on a conceptual model (ALOA) built upon Bloom’s revised taxonomy of learning objectives of the cognitive domain, the web tool automatically aligns learning outcomes stated by a user with recommended assessment methods. The web tool has been developed with the European Commission support within the Lifelong Learning Programme and it is publicly available. This paper presents the background and description of the tool and the results of the testing, where various stakeholders have provided feedback about the easiness and friendliness of the tool, as well as about the utility and quality of the recommendations it provides. Prospective of the web tool, limitations and strengths are highlighted in the paper.
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Exam by Wikipedia replaces ‘increasingly unappealing’ essays

Exam by Wikipedia replaces ‘increasingly unappealing’ essays | Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Sydney assessments ask students to edit and write online encyclopedia entries
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