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Assessing Deeper Learning in Open Online Learning Communities

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper describes a framework for assessing deeper learning in open learning communities based on eight essential practices. It begins by defining deeper learning and outlining a case for elevating formative, performance-based assessments over summative assessments. The skill of self- and peer-assessment is treated as a key requirement of deeper learning, which also makes the assessment practices scalable in open learning environments.


Gibson, D. (2013). Assessing Deeper Learning in Open Online Learning Communities. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 459-465). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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