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Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment
Innovative Higher Education
  • Pamela L Eddy, College of William & Mary
  • April Lawrence, College of William and Mary
Document Type
Article
Department/Program
Education
Publication Date
8-1-2013
Abstract
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
DOI

10.1007/s10755-012-9239-7

Keywords
  • assessment; student learning; technology and teaching
Citation Information
Pamela L Eddy and April Lawrence. "Wikis as Platforms for Authentic Assessment" Innovative Higher Education Vol. 38 Iss. 4 (2013) p. 253 - 265
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pamelaeddy/20/