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Evaluating assessment using n-dimensional filtering
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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-46-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper describes the use of the CoFIND (Collaborative Filter in N Dimensions) system to evaluate two assessment styles. CoFIND is a resource database which organises itself around its users' needs. Learners enter resources, categorise, then rate them using "qualities," aspects of resources which learners find worthwhile, the n dimensions of CoFIND. Categories and qualities are created by CoFIND's users, so the system sculpts itself to a group's expressed needs. We contrast two uses of CoFIND where students added and rated their own Web-based assignments. The first of these provided useful material to help the students with further learning goals, while the second let them use skills they had acquired in a concrete setting. The use of qualities in each instance was very different, reflecting the students' different needs in each case. Based on our results we suggest how virtual ecologies of self-organising groups of learners might be encouraged to thrive and grow.

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Boyne, C., Dron, J. & Mitchell, R. (2002). Evaluating assessment using n-dimensional filtering. In M. Driscoll & T. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2002--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 268-274). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 8, 2019 from .

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