Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment
Purchase on Springer.com
$39.95 / €34.95 / £29.95*
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.
Calls for accountability focus attention on assessment of student learning. Authentic assessment involves evaluating student learning as students perform real world tasks. We present a four-stage conceptual framework for authentic assessment. We argue first that evaluation is a process rather than a static one-time event. Second, authentic assessment involves evaluating experiential learning. Third, multiple evaluators assess student work, including self-assessment or review by a public audience. Finally, authentic assessments offer more learner choice. Wikis, as user-friendly web spaces that support easy web authoring for individuals or for collaborative groups, provide a platform for both student learning and authentic assessment.
- Allan, M. J. (2004). Assessing academic programs in higher education. Bolton, MA: Anker.
- Angelo, T. A., & Cross, K. P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Banta, T. W. (Ed.). (2002). Building a scholarship of assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Barr, R. B., & Tagg, J. (1995). From teaching to learning–a new paradigm for undergraduate education. Change, 27(6), 13–25. CrossRef
- Barton, M., & Cummings, R. (Eds.). (2008). Wiki writing: Collaborative learning in the college classroom. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
- Blumberg, P. (2009). Maximizing learning through course alignment and experience with different types of knowledge. Innovative Higher Education, 34, 93–103. CrossRef
- Bresciani, M. J., Oakleaf, M., Kolkhorst, F., Nebeker, C., Barlow, J., Duncan, K., & Hickmott, J. (2009). Examining design and inter-rater reliability of a rubric measuring research quality across multiple disciplines. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 14(12). Retrieved from http://pareonline.net/pdf/v14n12.pdf
- Brookfield, S. D. (2006). The skilled teacher: On technique, trust, and responsiveness in the Classroom (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Campbell, D. (2000). Authentic assessments and authentic standards. Phi Delta Kappan, 81, 405.
- Darling-Hammond, L., Ancess, J., & Falk, B. (1995). Authentic assessment in action: Studies of schools and students at work. New York, NY: Teacher’s College Press.
- Dillenbourg, P., Baker, M., Blaye, A., & O'Malley, C. (1996). The evolution of research on collaborative learning. In E. Spada & P. Reiman (Eds.), Learning in humans and machine: Towards an interdisciplinary learning science (pp. 189–211). Oxford, England: Elsevier.
- Duffy, P., & Bruns, A. (2006). The use of blogs, wikis and RSS in education: A conversation of possibilities. Proceedings of the Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006, 31–38. Retrieved from http://eprints.qut.edu.au/5398/1/5398.pdf
- Einstein, A. (1994). Ideas and opinions. New York, NA: Random House. (Original work published 1954).
- Ewell, P. T. (2005). Can assessment serve accountability? It depends on the question. In J. Burke (Ed.), Achieving accountability in higher education: Balancing public, academic and market demands (pp. 104–124). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Ewell, P. T., & Boeke, M. (2007). Lumina Foundation new agenda series: Critical connections: Linking states’ unit record systems to track students’ progress. Indianapolis, IN: Lumina Foundation. Retrieved from https://folio.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/10244/260/Critical_Connections_Web.pdf?sequence=1
- Goodfellow, R., & Lea, M. R. (2005). Supporting writing for assessment in online learning. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 30, 261–271. CrossRef
- King, A. F. (2000). The changing face of accountability: Monitoring and assessing institutional performance in higher education. Journal of Higher Education, 71, 411–431. CrossRef
- Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
- Lave, J., & Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. CrossRef
- Lightner, R., & Benander, R. (2010). Student learning outcomes: Barriers and solutions for faculty development. Journal of Faculty Development, 24(2), 34–39.
- MacFarlane, G. R., Markwell, K. W., & Date-Huxtable, E. M. (2006). Modelling the research process as a deep learning strategy. Journal of Biological Education, 41(1), 13–20. CrossRef
- McLendon, M. K., Hearn, J. C., & Deaton, R. (2006). Called to account: Analyzing the origins and spread of state performance-accountability policies for higher education. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 28(1), 1–24. CrossRef
- Mueller, J. (2011). Authentic assessment toolbox. Retrieved from http://jfmueller.faculty.noctrl.edu/toolbox/index.htm
- National Commission on Excellence in Education. (1983). Nation at risk: The imperative for educational reform. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
- Newmann, F. M., & Wehlage, G. G. (1993). Five standards of authentic instruction. Educational Leadership, 50, 8–12.
- Nilson, L. B. (2010). Teaching at its best: A research-based resource for college instructors (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Obama, B. (2009, July 14). Remarks by the President on the American Graduation Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-the-American-Graduation-Initiative-in-Warren-MI/
- Pratt, D. D. (2004). Five perspectives on teaching in adult and higher education. Malabar, FL: Krieger.
- Rennert-Ariev, P. (2005). A theoretical model for the authentic assessment of teaching. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 10(2). Retrieved from http://pareonline.net/pdf/v10n2.pdf
- Rhodes, T. L. (2011). Making learning visible and meaningful through electronic portfolios. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 43(1), 6–13. CrossRef
- Scalise, K., & Wilson, M. (2011). The nature of assessment systems to support effective use of evidence through technology. E-Learning and Digital Media, 8, 121–132. CrossRef
- Seldin, P. (2004). The teaching portfolio: A practical guide to improved performance and promotion/tenure decisions (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
- Sorcinelli, M. D., Austin, A. E., Eddy, P. L., & Beach, A. L. (2006). Creating the future of faculty development: Learning from the past, understanding the present. Bolton, MA: Anker.
- Stahl, G., Koschmann, T., & Suthers, D. (2006). Computer-supported collaborative learning: An historical perspective. In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.), Group cognition: Computer support for building collaborative knowledge (pp. 409–426). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
- Stark, J. S., & Lattuca, L. R. (1997). Shaping the college curriculum: Academic plans in action. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
- Taras, M. (2010). Student self-assessment: Processes and consequences. Teaching in Higher Education, 15, 199–209. CrossRef
- Van Duinen, D. (2005). Authentic assessment: Praxis with power. International Journal of Learning, 12(6), 141–148.
- Wiggins, G. (1990). The case for authentic assessment. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2(2). Retrieved from http://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=2&n=2
- Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2005). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
- Wingspread Group on Higher Education (1993). An American imperative: Higher expectations for higher education. Racine, WI: The Johnson Foundation, Inc. (ED 364 144).
- Wolfe, J. (2010). Team writing: A guide to working in groups. New York, NY: Bedford St. Martins.
- Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment
Innovative Higher Education
Volume 38, Issue 4 , pp 253-265
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Additional Links
- Student learning
- Technology and teaching