Linguistics ‘Champions’: eAssessment Workshop

The Centre for Innovative Education and Communication Technologies (CIECT) recently conducted an eAssessment workshop with lecturers from the Linguistics Department. The champions (lecturers): Evans Ondigi, Zannie Bock and Amiena Peck engaged with CIECT’s Instructional Designers; and focused on assessment aspects and discussions related to:

– various types of assessments which supplement teaching methodologies and related content;
– alignment of assessment tasks to the selection of specific eAssessment tools; and
– the pedagogical value in relation to formative and summative assessment.

The aim of the workshop focused on enabling lecturers to create online assessment activities for 1st year Language and Communication Studies (LCS) students, in order to assess concepts related to the specific discipline.

Furthermore, the lecturers found the statistics eTool useful in order to monitor and track students’ participation within the online environment.

According to Kearns (2012:198), “an area of focus that deserves special attention is the assessment of student learning. This encompasses how instructors assess student progress both formatively and summatively, how they distribute graded activities across an entire course, the issues involved in providing effective feedback, and the strategies with which they experiment to address these challenges”.

Lecturers are able to view a series of Self-Help Videos (screencasts) on our (CIECT) – YouTube Channel to assist you with the creation of a basic online environment.
URL: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcNoCjyvgBPx0x-g-DVMmNlEgbac4nn2W

You can also refer to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to assist you with some of the general queries related to access, student management, effective communication and assessment. Visit iKamva to view the question and answer list
URL: https://ikamva.uwc.ac.za/#help

Contact the CIECT Team to set-up your interactive online environment

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