The Development of Situated and Dynamic Learning Assessment in Computer Assisted Language Instruction
Zeng-Han Lee, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The purpose of this study is on the development of Dynamic Assessment in the computer assisted situated learning environment. Dynamic Assessment provides interactive assessment, which is derived from Vygotsky's ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) Theory. With the use of interactive instruction, multimedia can help instructors construct a situated learning environment. Lave and Wenger (1991) suggest that all learning is contextual and embedded in a social and physical environment. As such, the Internet today can integrate powerful functions such as video, audio and discussions that provide learners with different learning experiences. This study aims to demonstrate that using multimedia to create situated learning contents, along with the dynamic self-learning assessments, produce results that will be beneficial for the future development. In particular, for the development of computer assisted learning environments in dynamic learning assessment.
Lee, Z.H. (2008). The Development of Situated and Dynamic Learning Assessment in Computer Assisted Language Instruction. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 90-94). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).