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Seminar: Assessment 2.0: assessment in an interactive, participatory and distributed environment

18 March 2010
Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, CETL Meeting Room 8, first floor, East Perry Building

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Professor Geoffrey Crisp

Centre for Learning and Professional Development, University of Adelaide



This presentation will explore some of the options that are available to teachers as we move towards Assessment 2.0. Many teachers will be familiar with the term Web 2.0 which describes the social, interactive and collaborative spaces that are available on the Internet. Assessment 2.0 describes an environment in which the teacher sets tasks that allow students to use these more dynamic, immersive, interactive and responsive environments for exploring and creating relevant responses. Assessment 2.0 allows learning, social interaction and assessment to be blended in a way that provides a more authentic experience for both the student and the teacher.

Assessments will become more like sophisticated games incorporating role-playing and scenarios; they will replicate the real world, allowing students to explore and describe the consequences associated with their responses. We will examine some of the opportunities that are available today to begin this journey towards Assessment 2.0 and explore some of the design principles that will be required to align learning and assessment.

About the Presenter

Geoff completed his BSc (Honours, First Class) at the University of Queensland in 1977 and his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After a Humboldt Fellowship completed at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Geoff began his first academic appointment in 1985 in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne. In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Geoff developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. He was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001 to oversee the implementation of the university online system (MyUni). Geoff made the permanent move to educational and staff development and online learning when he was appointed the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development in 2002. Geoff received the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009.
Recent Education Related Publications and Presentations
  • The e-Assessment Handbook. Geoffrey Crisp, Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd 2007
  • Designing and using e-Assessments. Geoffrey Crisp. HERDSA Guide, Higher Education Research Society of Australasia 2009


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