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ERIC Number: EJ1036842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment
Eddy, Pamela L.; Lawrence, April
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n4 p253-265 Aug 2013
Calls for accountability focus attention on assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment involves evaluating student learning as students perform real world tasks. We present a four-stage conceptual framework for authentic assessment. We argue first that evaluation is a process rather than a static one-time event. Second, authentic assessment involves evaluating experiential learning. Third, multiple evaluators assess student work, including self-assessment or review by a public audience. Finally, authentic assessments offer more learner choice. Wikis, as user-friendly web spaces that support easy web authoring for individuals or for collaborative groups, provide a platform for both student learning and authentic assessment.
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Language: English
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