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ERIC Number: ED417759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 8
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What Students Produce from the Net: Assessing Their Work.
Two papers that examine how to assess students' work in this age of electronic information sources include: "Students on the Net: Enhancing Learning through Authentic Assessment" (James Henri); and "Assessing Students' Work from the Net: An Impossible Dream?" (Paul Lupton) The first paper notes the problem of parents doing students' work, and presents a case for using authentic assessment to provide a reliable measure of students' understanding. Because of its emphasis on real-life learning and reflection on that learning, authentic assessment changes content and teaching strategies. The key to authentic assessment in the age of the Internet is to relate learning tasks to the real world of the student. The second paper examines what constitutes work which can be assessed as an accurate indication of legitimate student work, irrespective of the original information sources, or means of publication. After outlining three principles of assessment, the paper suggests some whole-of-school strategies which can be employed to monitor student use and application of information resources, including electronic information. The role of the teacher-librarian is also discussed. (AEF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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