Building Online Assessment Resources to Empower Both Frontline Professionals and Students: Connecting reading and Writing across Key Stages 1 to 2

e-Learning Project on Reading and Writing

 

 

Project Title

 

Research Project on Building Online Assessment Resources to Empower Both Frontline Professionals and Students: Connecting reading and Writing across Key Stages 1 to 2 (English Language Education)

 

 

 

Research Team

 

Dr. Anita Poon (Principal investigator)

Professor Sandy Li (Co-investigator)

Mr. Tony Lai (Co-investigator)

Ms Connie Lau (Senior research assistant)

Mr. K.C. Pun (Programmer)

Mr. Alpha Wong (Programmer)

Mr. Victor Kam (IT support)

 

 

Background

The Education Bureau is currently developing a new assessment resource platform named Student Assessment Repository (STAR) to promote Assessment for Learning and Assessment as Learning covering all subject areas with optimal use of technologies. The Department of Education Studies was invited to contribute to the subject area of English Language Education. Through the interactive e-platform developed by the research team, it is hoped to build up teachers’ assessment literacy and assist students to become self-directed learners in order to meet new challenges in this new era of technology.

 

The 15-month research project was completed in January 2017.

 

 

Key features of the e-packages

  • Interactive
  • Integrating assessment with teaching and learning
  • Adopting the Task-Based Language Learning approach
  • Using a variety of text-types
  • Including a wide range of vocabulary related to the themes
  • Incorporating the reading and writing skills recommended in the English language Curriculum Guides
  • Providing annotations to support student learning and self-directed learning
  • Providing Professional Development files to support teaching, enrich teachers’ metalinguistic knowledge and improve their pedagogical skills
  • Accessing students’ assessment data in real time
  • Assessing student work online using the rubrics designed by the HKBU research team

 

http://educelt.hkbu.edu.hk/moodle/

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