‘This is a very exciting book and should be read widely by anyone who wants a better understanding of the role of assessment in the diverse, globalised, digital societies of the 21st century.’
Chapter 8: Assessment and Digital Literacies
Assessment and Digital Literacies
In this chapter we will explore what assessment is about from a digital vantage point, consider priorities for learners, changes in literacy and efforts at leveraging technology to provide a broadened landscape for assessment. We will also highlight how multi-modal performances call for moves away from print-dependent criteria and standards, and provide opportunities for digital exemplars to show quality in ways not previously possible.
In the twenty-first century, statements of criteria and standards continue to have a key role to play in promoting quality and more effective learning. Also of continuing relevance is the value of students applying skills of self-monitoring and self-regulation (for example, by assessing their own work against defined criteria and standards). Today, however, daily ...