Demo of new Creative Learning Tools at Online Educa, Berlin

2011-10-09

Dr. Trond M. Thorseth is at December 1st going to lead the demo of the new test and evaluation system that is developed in the KA3-ICT Done-IT project. The title of the presentation is "Smartphones Turn Immediate Feedback on Tests and Exams into a New Creative Learning Tool". The demonstration highlights how the delivery of instant test and exam results via smartphones can improve student motivation and performance. This is achieved using an innovative evaluation process where learning outcomes are measured on the move and used to improve skills and results by giving participants a second chance. 

Today, students are unable to immediately verify their learning during tests/exams as feedback is published after several days or even weeks. This is in particular the case for learning skills in vocational education and training, and in higher education in Europe. One of the key issues in the Done-IT project is to develope a new test system for Smartphones. The services are going to enhance a new evaluation model where test results for a class are going to be turned into an active, creative and collaborative learning process by the use of immediate feedback:

  • Verification feedback led by a teacher: why is this particular answer correct and why are the others incorrect.
  • An elaborate feedback discussion run by students: the answers are displayed but they don’t know which are the (in)correct ones.
  • An elaborative feedback discussion led by one student: the deviation from the correct answer without addressing why this is correct and the other ones are incorrect.

 

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