Transforming Assessment via global and local learning networks

Mathew Hillier, Karen Sheppard

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Abstract

This paper looks at the nature of an online professional development activity that facilitates a nexus between local and global learning networks for academics and practitioners in e-assessment. The ‘Transforming Assessment’ e-assessment programme, commenced in 2009 with webinars and online e-assessment examples featured on a purpose built website. Expansion and continued sustainability saw an online conference added in 2013, a localised resource added in 2014 and in 2015 a re-developed website was launched. Using the CIPP (context, input, process, and product) evaluation approach (Stufflebeam, 2000), rich sources of both qualitative and quantitative evaluation data were collected across the life of the programme from over 1380 participants with a picture emerging of a low cost, high impact model of dissemination of diverse e- assessment practices, bringing together global and local learning networks. A proposal is made to further deepen connections between the global webinar forum and local activity within institutions in order to enhance the impact of this professional development activity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationLearning for Life and Work in a Complex World
EditorsT. Thomas, E. Levin, P. Dawson, K. Fraser, R. Hadgraft
Place of PublicationMilperra NSW Australia
PublisherHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Pages212-222
Number of pages11
Volume38
ISBN (Print)9780908557967
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2015 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 6 Jul 20159 Jul 2015
Conference number: 38th
http://herdsa.org.au/research-and-development-higher-education-vol-38

Conference

ConferenceHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleHERDSA Conference 2015
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period6/07/159/07/15
Other38th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual International Conference

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