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Authentic Assessment Through an Online Professional Conference
Abstract
Authentic assessment has been proposed as a means to connect learning with practice and develop a commitment to life-long learning. Technology has been central in moving learning opportunities beyond the classroom door. In this case study, the use of an international online professional conference is used as a culminating experience in an educational technology graduate program. The paper provides the rationale for the use of a real-world conference, the scaffolds required to support student success in the endeavor, and feedback from faculty and students on the learning impacts of virtual conference participation. In particular, the assessment not only improves the quality of student work but establishes a foundation for continuing participation in professional communities.
Venue
World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010
Publication Date
Oct 2010
Author
Ellen Hoffman
Contributor(s)
Curtis Ho, Michael Menchaca
Organization
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Location
Orlando, FL
Publication Pages
1784-1789