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Briar Jamieson: Measuring Outcomes/Learning Gains in Open Access Language Learning Environments
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15 January 2013
My DreamI have come to the OLDSMOOC to understand how 21st Century learning designers are expressing and measuring learning outcomes in open educational environments. My hope is to immerse myself in the OLDSMOOC activities and learn from participant experts/explorers by observing/questioning decisions about activities and the indicators/measures/assessment of learning gains.
It is my dream to find ways to better express, collect, measure, report the learning gains of self-directed language learners registered with my publicly funded organization.
My situation (context)
Learner: focus on writing, completes only writing activities, receives feedback on writing and then leaves. We have examples of writing improvement, but each learner is different in their gain, collection is time consuming. Sometimes a testimonial comes; or feedback on survey (10% returns).
Learner: focus on listening, uses links from Twitter, wiki, etc. doesn’t login to LMS for 3 months. Gets a reminder call, and they have been completing activities on recommended resources. We have no data on language gains.
The change I would like to see (challenge)
I have a list of new assessment activities for self-directed learners.
I have a bibliography of literature/research reflecting the good, bad and ugly of SDL learning gains.
I have innovative ideas to change the current learning options provided to learners to better meet their learning needs and at the same time the needs of funders! (True dream?)
How you might go about bringing that change
|Tackle the problem:
Community circle/cloudscape of assessment activities, models, approaches
Wiki of literature