Learning approaches & authentic assessment

By the end of Week 6, you pick one of the complex learning models discussed and, using it as a model, develop an example project or activity tied to your personal learning  experience.

Then, you will create a space in your portfolio to address the following:
• A brief description of the learning scenario (you can create one of your own or use something you have experienced firsthand).
• Describe the complex learning project that could be used to assess the learning scenario. Be sure it is clear how this assessment is authentic and ties to the model discussed this week.
• Describe or include connections to the learning theory or theories that best represent your design and explain why.

Additional resources – complex learning theories

Authentic Assessment (article from Indiana University Bloomington)

What Are Formative Assessments and Why Should We Use Them? (article from scholastic.com)

Authentic Assessments in Action (article from edutopia.org)

Additional resources – authentic assessments

Service-Learning in STEM subjects – Learning through Civic Engagement for Value-Forming Learning  (YouTube video)

Gamification in Educuation (article from learning-theories.com)

Gamification in Education: 4 Ways To Bring Games To Your Classroom (article from tophat.com)

Why Do Achievements, Trophies, and Badges Work? (article from psychologyofgames.com)

Why Badges? (article from badgealliance.org)

Additional resources – technology’s role in learning

Can Technology Change Education? Yes!: Raj Dhingra at TEDxBend (YouTube video from TEDx Talks)

Classroom Technologies Narrow Education Gap in Developing Countries (article from the Brookings Institute)

Technology Can Empower Children in Developing Countries (article from The Guardian)

4 Ways Technology is Making Education Accessible and Affordable (article from entrepeneur.com)

Global Collaborations & Education (article from Global Collaboration and Learning)

5 Ways to Use Technology for Global Collaboration (article from asiasociety.org)

10 Assistive Tech for People With Disabilities (article from hongkiat.com)

The Tech Giving People Power to Deal with Disability (article from bbc.com)

For People With Disabilities, New Technology Can Be Life Changing (article from npr.org)