|Feb.16 - Feb.16, 2012
Venue: Makuhari Messe
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has been enabling and promoting the paradigm shift in higher education based on the ideas of leaner-centered learning and constructivism. As the ways teaching and learning occurs are being reconsidered, so are the ways of assessing learning outcomes. As the activities of learning are becoming diverse, we have to come up with the ways to appropriately assess outcomes of such diverse learning activities. Especially, in distance and e-learning where face-to-face meetings are not the major mode of teaching and learning, assessing student learning means not only grading and credentialing, but also giving feedback to the student's progress in learning. In considering the assessment of learning outcomes, it is important to think "what" is being assessed. In a way, the assessment methods deeply influence the quality of teaching and learning. In this symposium, we have invited experts on student assessment in distance education and e-learning from U.K., Australia, Canada, Korea, and Japan to share their knowledge and opinions gained from their research and practices on student assessment to improve the quality of teaching and learning. The symposium also aims to further discuss the ways of comprehensively assessing diverse student learning.
Organizer: Center Of ICT and Distance Education
The Open University of Japan
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