Date: Wednesday the 5th of September (14:30 – 18:30)
On Wednesday the 5th there will be an open event organised by the VISIR project on the topic of “The Assessment (r)evolution”.
14:30 – 14:40: Opening remarks of the VISIR project coordinator
14:40 – 15:00: Alastair Creelman:”Assessment and Innovation in education, making it work”
15:00 – 16:00: presentation of 4 micro-innovations related to Assessment and Evaluation (15 minutes each
- Vladan Devedzic (University of Belgrade): Weaving new online technologies into assessment process
- Chahira Nouhira (United Nations University, Vice Rectorate in Europe): Assessing Students via Twitter
- John Birger Stav (Sør-Trøndelag University College): Peer Learnig Assessment System on the Fly
- Tim Riches (digital me, UK): Why digital badges are the future of open assessment & accreditation (TBC)
16:00 – 16:15: Questions and discussions about presented practices
16:30 – 17:30: Discussion on controversies in micro-innovation practices, identifying opportunities and challenges)
17:30 – 18:00: Conclusions of discussion groups and closing
VISIR stands for “Vision, Scenarios, Insights and Recommendations on how ICT may help making lifelong learning a reality for all”. It’s an initiative of seven European networks and two research actors aiming to address three major gaps: the “understanding gap”, the “networking gap”, and the “mainstreaming gap” of ICT for learning in Europe.
What’s VISIR about?
The use of ICT for learning in Europe is gaining ground, but to uncap its potential as a driver of change for our economies and societies, we need to move from fragmentation and piloting to articulation and system adoption. To address this need, seven European networks and two research actors, with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, have joined forces. This seminar is one out of six to address a specific topic related to VISIR’s scope. VISIR tackles three levels of analysis and action: macro (education and training systems), meso (organisations which provide teaching and learning opportunities) and micro (teaching and learning opportunities themselves), and will include a foresight component to enhance proactive change in effective ICT exploitation in learning.