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Hot Topics: Online Diagnostic Assessment


For Second Langauge Learners



Hot Topics: Online Assessment: How Important & Effective Is It?


Thursday, April 7, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 12:40 p.m., EST.

Room Holiday 4, Hilton Baltimore

To join the webcast, click here. Instructions on how to join the webcast are at the bottom of this page.



Using technology to enhance teaching/learning spaces may also call upon educators to consider using diverse tech-based assessments. The panel sheds light on assessment, issues to date, aligning assessment to LOs & the medium of technology. Triangulating teaching-learning-activity assessment endeavors & relating it to technology tools or tasks will be showcased. (50) 


Time  Presenter  Title  Summary  Links to materials 
2 mins  Christine Sabieh  Introduction  Introduce purpose of panel and panelists  Panel.Intro_sabieh.pptx 
10 mins 

Georgios Vlasios Kormpas  (Yes TESOL member)

INTERLINK, Al Yamamah University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)




Assessment Theory: Touching Base Briefly & Traditional Assessment vs Online Assessment  Explain what traditional assessments vs online assessments are and how they are different but serve the same purposes. TESOL powerpoint.ppt  
10 mins 

Christine Sabieh (Yes TESOL member)

Notre Dame University




Issues to date, & Teaching-Learning-Activities-Assessment to Understand Value of Outcome: Importance to Align Learning Objectives 

Identifying issues to date makes educators interested in online assessment aware of the challenges this holds.

Understanding how the teaching-learning-activities-assessment triangulation has value in understanding the effectiveness of the teaching-learning endeavor  and sheds light on the tools and evaluation plans created to enhance learning and assessment opportunities.

Online Assessment.pptx  
10 mins 

Justin Shewell (Yes TESOL member)

Arizona State University





Assessment from the Instructional Design Aspect: Alignment to Learning Objectives, & Possible Tools: Aspects of Online Assessment  and Mobile Devices


Alignment changes when online assessments are used. There are a variety of online assessment models and item types depending on which platform you use and whether you use auto-grading or not. When using online assessments, there are several considerations to keep in mind in alignment, implementation, and grading.  Justin_Online_Assessment.pptx  
10 mins

Christina Gitsaki (Yes TESOL member)

Zayed University




Online Exams Using iPads: Correlating Exam Results with Self-Reported Learning Outcomes   from Learning with iPads Administering high-stakes exams online across a large population of students in different geographical locations using iPads presents a number of challenges. Empirical evidence from a case study will be shared to exemplify some of these challenges and raise awareness about the need for aligning how we assess with how and what we teach. 5_Gitsaki.pptx  
10 mins

Nellie Muller Deutsch (Yes TESOL member)

Educational  Technology & Leadership Consultant




PoodLL on Moodle for Online assessment: Showcasing

Explain how PoodLL, an online Moodle tool with audio/video features, can be used to assess spoken language, to address needs of students with disabilities, or to give students feedback. PoodLL can be used directly from the editor for spoken practice and assessment as well as for students with disabilities. Students can record audio for any activity on Moodle and within a Moodle assignment. Instructors can also add online text or audio recording as feedback to the student instead of typing written feedback.

10 mins

Chris Hitchcock (Yes TESOL member)

Ohio University




Providing Feedback to Writing Students using Word Comments Aligned with Rubrics: Online and Traditional Classes

In composition classes, assessment often occurs, in part, through feedback.  This section will explain one way to tie feedback to lessons and rubrics to provide meaningful assessment that also helps continue guiding students toward improvement.

 Online Assessment-Chris Hitchcock.pptx
8 mins Christine Sabieh & the Panelists

Conclusion & Discussion:

Q & A

A last word on the topic will be made and the floor will be open for questions or comments from the audience






Presenter Bios: 

Christine Sabieh

Dr. Christine Sabieh, Professor at Notre Dame University, is an American who lives in Lebanon. Through her teaching, administrative posts, and research, she keeps up her interest in Language teaching, Educational Technology and Educational Psychology. An advocate of CALL and a Certified On-Line Instructor/Trainer, she does education consultancy, conducts workshops, publishes, and participates in conferences on a national, regional and international level. She is a member of TESOL, serving as a CALL-IS Steering Committee member, and has been an active contributor to TESOL Arabia activities and publications.  Dr. Sabieh also serves as Testing SIG member-at-large Committee member. 


George Vlasios Kormpas:

Georgios has been highly involved with teacher development/training and conference organizing since 2001 with TESOL Greece, the BC, the HAU, KSAALT and TESOL Arabia, where he currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Teaching and Assessment SIG in Saudi Arabia. He also has great experience in organizing student related activities from working at DEREE, the American College of Greece, Saint Michael’s College and INTERLINK at Al Yamamah University.  He is a certified examiner for various examination Boards, such as CAMLA, IELTS, Pearson, ETS and the Greek State English Exam Board.  Georgios has also been greatly involved in curriculum alignment, of various educational institutions with the CEFR.  He holds a BA in Tele-Informatics and Business Administration, a Diploma and an MA in Linguistics/TESOL, other various TESOL certifications, and is a PhD candidate at Lancaster University.


Justin Shewell

Dr. Justin Shewell has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology and is a Senior International Educator at Arizona State University and is a regular presenter at TESOL International and other conferences. He is currently the lead instructional designer for the award-winning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Teach English Now!" on the Coursera platform. He does teacher training, consultancy and workshops in implementing effective technology use in the classroom. He is a member of the current TESOL Nominating Committee and an active member of the CALL-IS. He also serves as the Program Manager for the Electronic Village.

Christina Gitsaki

Dr. Christina Gitsaki is the Research Coordinator at the Centre for Educational Innovation, Zayed University, UAE. During her 20-year career in higher education and TESOL she has contributed to the field in a number of different capacities such as English language teacher, applied linguistics lecturer, pre-service teacher educator, in-service teacher trainer, textbook author, project manager, curriculum leader, editor, and researcher. In the past she served as the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education in Sharjah, UAE, and later as the Associate Dean of the Foundations program at HCT. Dr. Gitsaki has presented her research at international conferences, has been an invited speaker at various professional events, and has published 72 papers in refereed journals and book chapters on language acquisition and pedagogy. She is the author, editor and co-editor of twelve books on language education research. 


Nellie Deutsch

Dr. Nellie Deutsch has been integrating technology into EFL programs in high school and higher education since the early 1990s. She's the founder of Integrating Technology (2006) and Moodle for Teachers (M4T) (2009) social learning networks. She organizes MOOCs, Moodle training, online conferences (CO09-CO16 and MMVC11-MMVC16), webinars and teaching with technology as a way to learnShe is faculty member at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in transpersonal leadership studies fully online, on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS, program coordinator at WAOE (World Association of Online Education), on the program committee and executive committee of EdMedia at AACE (Advancement of Computing in Education), on IATEFL YLT SIG committee responsible for the monthly webinars and website, and is on the coordinating team of Electronic Village Online (EVO) TESOL. She is a blended and e-learning expert , speaks at conferences, and is the author of Instructor Experiences with Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses


Chris Hitchcock:

Chris Hitchcock, a Lecturer in the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) at Ohio University, teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate level reading and composition courses in both traditional and online formats, and enjoys helping students learn how to effectively navigate academic discourses.





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