The Digital Learning Process: Strengthening and Assessing 21st Century Skills
Ferdi Serim, CLARO Consulting, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Digital Learning Process provides a model for integrating instruction, performance, and assessment so that both the learner and teacher know what’s been learned, what needs to be improved, and how to improve. Through engaging projects, learners develop 21st century skills by applying foundational core content skills to real-world challenges. By incorporating blended learning (online and face to face) tasks that include questions designed to cause students to think in 21st century ways and by providing a process for making this thinking visible for reflection by students and teachers, it becomes possible to create and examine evidence of student thinking. As Helen Barrett has taught, Evidence = Artifacts + Reflection + Validation. Standards based inquiry driven projects provide the opportunity to demonstrate the role application of the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards play in completing the task.
Serim, F. (2012). The Digital Learning Process: Strengthening and Assessing 21st Century Skills. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4872-4880). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).