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Kris Stutchbury Post 1

20 Jul 2020, 11:39 Edited by the author on 20 Jul 2020, 11:39

Important message about Assessment

On this course, the assessment requires you to answer questions in a quiz. This is a different sort of assessment from a conventional test! We suggest that you look at all the questions before committing to an answer. Make a note of the ones you are not sure about and then go back to the content and look for the answers. This is not about rote learning, and you are not expected to recall all the information. The quiz questions have been designed to emphasise the main learning points, so you will benefit from re-visiting the material. Good luck!

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Abel Obaka Post 2 in reply to 1

20 Jul 2020, 17:15

Assessment

well said. It is noted
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Rosemary Nwofor Post 3 in reply to 1

20 Jul 2020, 19:17

Thank you I will check it out.

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THERESA Ettu Post 4 in reply to 1

20 Jul 2020, 23:51

Highly appreciated.

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Franci Mureithi Post 7 in reply to 4

22 Jul 2020, 04:58

Assessment Feedback

THis is a positive reaction to assessment feedback , which indicates a motivated student. All the best Theressa.

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Sabankilie DARPAK SOUGUE Post 5 in reply to 1

21 Jul 2020, 16:34
Noted with much thanks. I think it is going to help us a lot . 
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Emmanuel Ahumuza Post 37 in reply to 5

6 Aug 2020, 11:04

Without doubt!

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Franci Mureithi Post 6 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 04:56

Assessment

I will get back to the reading material to check the content so that I can score correctly the one question failed. A good advice.

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Heitor Simao Post 8 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 11:47

Thanks for the advice

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Matthew Nasilele Post 9 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 12:44

Kindly help me understand how teaching can link curriculum to learner' lives.

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Deborah Cooper Post 14 in reply to 9

23 Jul 2020, 19:03

Linking curriculum to learners' lives

Hi Matthew

I am a colleague of Kris' and part of the TESSA team with international experience of teaching,  teacher educator training and OER writing. 

For me,  linking curriculum to learners lives is one of the joys of teaching.  When we get to know learners and their lives it enriches us and makes our teaching more creative and less text book dependent.  You will find lots of TESS OER about using local resources and you will have your own examples from markets to road signs to local stories. It is about a hook to engage learners. 

Interested to hear how others have done this.

Deborah

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Francis Kirimi Post 16 in reply to 14

24 Jul 2020, 12:08

curriculum linking with learners

its quite interesting and lively ti interact with content in real life situations and such experiences make learning a big fun 

good to hear from you 

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PETER Gathara Post 26 in reply to 14

29 Jul 2020, 10:23

On OER

The OERS help even in varying the stimulus and this helps to keep the learner engaged and continue to learn. They are quite helpful.

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Francis Kirimi Post 28 in reply to 26

29 Jul 2020, 11:01

very insightful 

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Kris Stutchbury Post 32 in reply to 14

31 Jul 2020, 08:45

Hi Matthew. This is a really good question and the way the curriculum is presented sometimes makes this difficult. I am a science teacher and I have come to realise that science is all around us - there is nearly always some real life example or application that is relevant. Working with colleagues to identify and discuss examples can help you think of things that might be relevant. 

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Felix Olakulehin Post 39 in reply to 9

8 Aug 2020, 00:28

One way of doing this is to provide students with problem solving questions and assignment which involves discovery learning. This way the students will have to go out into the society to find things out by themselves. Or a simple modelling of democracy in the classroom through voting for the class representative would be the best way to show students the principle of democracy. Its affordances and drawbacks. 

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Matthew Nasilele Post 10 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 12:48

Taken note.  Thank you very much for the advise

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Monioluwa Olaniyi Post 11 in reply to 1

22 Jul 2020, 13:31

Re-visiting study materials is quite helpful. It makes you master the content as if its natural, eventually. Though time-consuming, it is very beneficial; may be why the information stays longer with the learner than with rote learning.

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Mafo Esuga Post 12 in reply to 11

23 Jul 2020, 00:09

Very true, it helps retention

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Paul Idris Post 13 in reply to 1

23 Jul 2020, 05:55
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AGGREY Opele Post 15 in reply to 1

24 Jul 2020, 00:35

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Noted with thanks

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Maryrose Mbanefo Post 17 in reply to 1

24 Jul 2020, 22:18

Thank you very much Kris.

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Makiyyu Nafiu Post 18 in reply to 1

25 Jul 2020, 00:26

Thanks for the guidance! I strictly follow it

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Francis Kirimi Post 20 in reply to 18

25 Jul 2020, 09:27
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Matthew Nasilele Post 19 in reply to 1

25 Jul 2020, 08:48
Thank you for the timely advise
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Francis Kirimi Post 21 in reply to 19

25 Jul 2020, 09:28

VERY GOOD INPUT 

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Bonface Nabwoba Post 22 in reply to 1

26 Jul 2020, 00:34

This mode makes us active learners. It is equally very interactive, interesting and encouraging. I love this assessment method. Thanks Prof

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Kris Stutchbury Post 25 in reply to 22

29 Jul 2020, 09:32

On this course we have tried to model LCE. Can you think of any other ways in which we have encouraged participation? 

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PETER Gathara Post 27 in reply to 25

29 Jul 2020, 10:26

The learners are engaged further through use of technology where they have to navigate through so that they can access the materials. This  apart from the reading and general aspects of learning ,the use of technology is another route that has been used to involve the learners.

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Monioluwa Olaniyi Post 30 in reply to 25

30 Jul 2020, 12:41

Other ways in which you have encouraged participation include:

1. Community activity like the local whatsapp groups, 

2. Discussion forum

3. Interactive wenibars where learners take polls and have the opportunity to exchange views via the chat box.

4. Breakout sessions of the webinars

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Franci Mureithi Post 23 in reply to 1

26 Jul 2020, 02:29

Assessment

Indeed a unique way of assessing learning. So help me God!

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FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 50 in reply to 23

12 Sep 2020, 17:59

Assessment for learning engages learners

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Newton Mukolwe Post 24 in reply to 1

26 Jul 2020, 22:13

Indeed the quizes are quite captivating and interactive

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Jane Amunga Post 29 in reply to 1

29 Jul 2020, 19:14

Thanks for the information. Very helpful

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Ignatius Dambudzo Post 31 in reply to 1

30 Jul 2020, 20:30

Assessment

How can assessment students using essays online without bringing them together at a central venue. We are doing the quizzes quite well. Can the same method be used for essays or questions requiring higher order thinking?
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Kris Stutchbury Post 33 in reply to 31

31 Jul 2020, 08:48

Good question Ignatious. With online assessment, it is often down to the IT systems that are in place. At the OU we have a secure system through which students submit essays, we mark them and send them back. We also use software designed to find plagiarism by comparing the essays with materials available on the internet. In teacher education, by asking students to write about their own practical experiences we find that it is difficult for them to cheat. 

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Ignatius Dambudzo Post 36 in reply to 33

6 Aug 2020, 07:11

Thank you very much for your response. This has clarified an issue that has been bothering me. In addition the idea of setting questions that draw on students practical experience is key to worries about cheating. In fact it is in line with our New Competence-Based Curriculum. Thank you once again, Kris!

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Gladys Rotich Post 34 in reply to 1

31 Jul 2020, 12:58

Well note and is interesting.

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Ignatius Dambudzo Post 35 in reply to 1

6 Aug 2020, 07:04

Very important message. I am pleased to note that this is not about memorising but understanding for the purpose of application. I have learnt something about what I can also do with my students in assessment. Thank you!

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Jacqueline Korir Post 38 in reply to 1

7 Aug 2020, 10:48

Noted though overconfidence makes one answer questions very fast. Thankyou for the caution given although I read this after answering the quizzes - lucky enough that I passed all of them.

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Michele Deane Post 41 in reply to 38

9 Aug 2020, 13:14

Is it only luck, Jacqueline, or it is the fact that

  • you had engaged thoroughly with the materials and had learnt the key points
  • the questions tested points you had just learnt by doing the activities and did not try to trick you
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Josephine Kayala Post 40 in reply to 1

8 Aug 2020, 21:15
This picture was taken over ten years ago in my office

Sefinat Omuya Post 42 in reply to 1

10 Aug 2020, 15:09

It is well noted

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Mulikat Mustapha Post 43 in reply to 1

11 Aug 2020, 13:00

Assessment

Thank you for this message, i did not take note of this information before submitting. It is noted now for subsequent quizzes


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Felicia Oamen Post 44 in reply to 1

11 Aug 2020, 13:09

Thanks. Noted

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Adenrele Afolorunso Post 45 in reply to 1

14 Aug 2020, 17:43

Thank you for this information. I attempted the first quiz trying to recall all. Now I know better.

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Rubai Ochieng Post 46 in reply to 1

19 Aug 2020, 17:36

The questions were thought provoking

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PETER Gathara Post 47 in reply to 1

26 Aug 2020, 08:38

I will follow up on the quiz


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FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 51 in reply to 47

12 Sep 2020, 18:02

With learner engagement in assessment learners learn more deeply

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Chimdiebere Joseph Post 48 in reply to 1

28 Aug 2020, 19:54
Ok. Thank you

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PETER Gathara Post 49 in reply to 1

2 Sep 2020, 12:47

Noted for action

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FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 52 in reply to 1

12 Sep 2020, 18:04

Noted with appreciation, Kris

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Toluwase Olanipekun Post 53 in reply to 1

14 Sep 2020, 14:36
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FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 54 in reply to 1

14 Sep 2020, 18:07

Thank you Kris. A very good idea and assessment for learning.

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Charity Okonkwo Post 55 in reply to 1

15 Sep 2020, 12:09

Revisiting material enables one to actually learn the content.