Educational Innovativeness and its Assessment in a Mooc Course "New Media in Education"

ID: 54949 Type: Full Paper: Research
  1. Rivka Wadmany, Council for Higher Education, Israel
  2. Orly Melamed, Kibbutzim College of Education, Israel

Tuesday, June 25 11:15-11:45 AM Location: Jordaan 1&2 View on map

Presider: Fawzi BenMessaoud, Indiana University and Purdue University, United States

Abstract:The current study describes and examines the existing scheme used to assess projects in the New Media in Education MOOC course, and the role of innovation in these programs, with the aim of revising and improving the assessment scheme in general, and specifically the innovation assessment criteria used to assess the projects developed by future course participants. The objectives of our action research are to study, about and from the analysis of peer assessments, how to improve the evaluation of PBL plans and its innovative aspects. We analyzed 789 peer written assessments and grades of 89 PBL plans, which were submitted to 'New Media in Education' MOOC course. The research findings recommend how to improve peer assessment process and how to supply guidelines for the assessment of innovation and other categories of PBL plans, based on new media and networked pedagogy.


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