Tema: Digital Assessment and feedback: supporting learners and teachers
Sažetak: Digital assessment is an evolving construct used in education to enrich, inform and complement the teaching process. Using automatic feedback, however, has been under-utilised and under-valued throughout the assessment process.
This presentation provides insight into a number of projects that have automated some aspects of assessment and feedback, including a system for language learning which is an example of an early AI system. The examples selected from my own AI research have a strong conceptual underpinning, and have assisted with solving pedagogical problems which arise from teaching online.
Furthermore, the presentation will discuss some of the issues raised by teachers and students about digital assessment and will provide examples of how their concerns are currently being addressed by both researchers and software developers in order to support educator feedback to students.
Professor Denise Whitelock, Director for the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University
Bio: She is a Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning and has over twenty-five years’ experience in Artificial Intelligence for designing, researching and evaluating online and computer-based learning in Higher Education. She recently led the UK’s contribution to the Adaptive Trust e-Assessment System for Learning (TeSLA). The overall objective of the TeSLA project was to define and develop an e-assessment system, which ensures learners authentication and authorship in online and blended learning environments while avoiding the time and physical space limitations imposed by a face-to-face examination. She is currently the Editor of Open Learning: The Journal of Open, Distance & e-Learning. Her work has received international recognition through holding visiting Chairs at the Autonoma University, Barcelona and the British University in Dubai. Complete publication list.
Tema: OpenDigCompEdu - Open Digital Competences Training for School Educators
Sažetak: The Erasmus + Strategic Partnership project OpenDigCompEdu - Open Digital Competences Training for School Educators (2021 – 2024) aims to accelerate the digital competences of educators in school education from Spain, Romania, Croatia, Greece and Norway towards the sustainable adoption of more online and blended approaches in education through the use of open educational technologies and open education principles. For this, the project will develop courses and incorporate a micro-credential to improve and validate the digital competences of the new OpenDigCompEdu educators, the open, digital enablers of change and innovation. Working with Moodle.Academy courses within the Educator learning pathway the project will contribute to the EU's Digital Education Action Plan – Action 3 to promote "multilingualism and cultural diversity in a globalised market and [prevent] the exclusion of pupils in disadvantaged situations". Join this session to find out more about the project and Moodle Academy.
Jessica Gramp, Moodle Academy Manager
Bio: She is a Moodle Academy Manager with extensive professional experience in education technology and set up Moodle for Somerville House School for Girls and integrated it with the School's Intranet in 2004. Since that time, Jess has overseen team and project management, learning design, accessibility training and associated outputs in roles with the University of Edinburgh, Inclusive Web Limited, Logica CMG and UCL for 12 years. Jessica holds a MSc Digital Education - University of Edinburgh, Master of Project Management - University of Southern Queensland and Bachelor of Multimedia Griffith University, Australia. Jessica oversees Moodle Academy.
Tema: Supporting educators’ digital competence development through a community initiative
Sažetak: Rob will tell the story of ‘MoodleMunch’, a structured, non-formal (NFETL, 2016) learning community established in 2020 to help support educators’ develop digital competences for education. The community is facilitated through regular webinars, in which members showcase digital teaching and learning practices. The webinar series, developed by Dublin City University, Ireland, seeks to share knowledge, good practice and innovations from members’ own institutions - providing members with learning resources and relationships to draw upon as they construct their own knowledge in relation to digital education and Moodle. Abstract for MoodleMunch presentation.
Rob Lowney, Learning Technologist in the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University (DCU)
Bio: He is a Learning Technologist in the Teaching Enhancement Unit at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. He is a Senior Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology (SCMALT). He works with academic staff to enhance the teaching, learning and assessment practices on their modules with digital technologies. Rob has a particular interest in empowering academic staff to implement technology-enhanced assessment strategies. Other areas of interest include student partnership, flipped learning, mobile devices in education, learning analytics, digital learning policies and reusable learning objects. He holds a BA and MA from University College Dublin and an MSc in Applied eLearning from Dublin Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing an EdD in Digital Learning with DCU Institute of Education, focussing his research on the areas of learning analytics and critical data literacy.