Writing Assessment in Electronic Contexts
Heather Hemming, Sonya Symons, Lisa Langille, Acadia University, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
As electronic writing gains increasing prevalence in today's society, workforce literacy educators are faced with new challenges to provide learners with opportunities for communicating within electronic contexts. With this, writing assessment in electronic environments may require new perspectives whereas electronic writing differs from traditional print composition. This study explores the assessment of electronic discussion entries produced by 47 workforce literacy learners over 11 writing sessions. Participants' entries were scored in terms of quantity as well as quality using direct writing assessments. This paper will describe the context of the writing sessions as well as the development and implementation of the assessments.
Hemming, H., Symons, S. & Langille, L. (2004). Writing Assessment in Electronic Contexts. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 955-959). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).