Presentation Title

Monkey Bars and New Media Assessment: You Can't Move Forward without Letting Go

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Other

Abstract

In this session, presenters will use a "triangulation" model to discuss the implications of new media as they relate to writing pedagogy and assessment from three different but related perspectives. Speaker 1 will first explore issues of online identity and then offer her perspective on the recently instituted Higher Education Act's requirement that universities engaging in distance education find ways to verify the identity of their students. Speaker 2 will discuss the expanded range of new media with respect to writing instruction and assessment, and suggest ways in which the assessment mechanisms of the past can be adapted to meet the challenges presented by multi-modal composition. Speaker 3 will share her experiences in implementing a university-wide ePortfolio program with the tripartite goals of programmatic improvement, assessment of both general education and distributed competencies, and reflection by the students on their education and progress.

Presentation Description

Taking steps that lead away from traditional print texts and toward electronic and digital literacy can be dismaying, exhilarating, or sometimes both at the same time. As the title suggests, it is difficult to make that transition without letting go of some the assumptions and preconceptions that informed our work when we were all “on the same [printed] page.” This panel looks at how genuine learning and academic integrity can be enhanced when digital information literacy replaces traditional print literacy as a telos of pedagogy, course design, and institutional practice.

Keywords

Information literacy, New media assessment, Electronic literacy, Digital literacy

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 25th, 8:30 AM Sep 25th, 9:45 AM

Monkey Bars and New Media Assessment: You Can't Move Forward without Letting Go

Room 217

In this session, presenters will use a "triangulation" model to discuss the implications of new media as they relate to writing pedagogy and assessment from three different but related perspectives. Speaker 1 will first explore issues of online identity and then offer her perspective on the recently instituted Higher Education Act's requirement that universities engaging in distance education find ways to verify the identity of their students. Speaker 2 will discuss the expanded range of new media with respect to writing instruction and assessment, and suggest ways in which the assessment mechanisms of the past can be adapted to meet the challenges presented by multi-modal composition. Speaker 3 will share her experiences in implementing a university-wide ePortfolio program with the tripartite goals of programmatic improvement, assessment of both general education and distributed competencies, and reflection by the students on their education and progress.