About assessment criteria

Now I have found the marking scheme for this CCK08 course. I am wondering how to consider the situation. I feel myself as a young Canadian university student 🙂 Someone said in Moodle (was it Stephen after forcing us..) that this course is NOT ordinary and so we dare to say what we want and unsubscribe if we want. But after reading those marking schemes – and knowing that Sia have received an assessment of paper 1 – I am just wondering.

Does it make sense to assess all participants in similar schemes? Why? I never do so in my online courses to adults, I write feedback individually. I have worked in different universities more than 30 years, how should I become assessed and by whom? I had my conversation with my boss last week (so called developmental discussion) and he accepted my own assessment about goals and achievements. This is how I see myself:


I want to be an online teacher of high quality and I see that I have to understand human learning deeply. I have to be able to work in networks because I cannot be an expert alone. I have to develop my online pedagogy all the time. How could I assess this all?

The only simple criteria for me is to use English; I am doing it. But it is not interesting at Canadian university which uses English all the time. The other area in which I see empowerment in myself is online pedagogy. i have listened both Stephen’s and George’s analyses about this course and I could have done the same myself (I mean it).

I have got an experience about networking and some good presentations of it. I must have learned something and I have become more conscious of the necessity of networking. And I know how difficult it is to network in this course when you come from Finland, this is an important experience. Who regulates the world clock, for instance?

But how about learning? I do not have any feeling of proceeding, not yet. I like Lisa Lane’s picture 18.9. where the new part is “web-based activity makes the most sense through the connectivist lens” . I could not write my position on connectivism in the way required, I gathered all possible associations about learning. I am asking about connections between them: this is my second beginning in this course.

I am not sure if I use concept maps or APA citations and I am not sure how I continue here but I will continue studying human learning – I am sure about it.

4 thoughts on “About assessment criteria

  1. I’m impressed. I’ll give You the highest grade for this course, because You said:

    “I have listened both Stephen’s and George’s analyses about this course and I could have done the same myself (I mean it).”

    Your work, as presented on your blog shows diligence and enthusiasm. All You need now, is to believe that You are learning. People cannot NOT learn, we are built that way.

    We can, however, easily learn all kinds of things, “wromg” things for “wrong” reasons. Reflecting on one’s own learning is one lens to use. Sure, it’s not very academic, but You’ve already done the academic requirements.

  2. Thanks Taina, you saved my Sunday:)
    You strengthened my weak self-confidence concerning this course.
    Was it Peter Jarvis who described the ways of NOT-LEARN. I have an old slide about it, I don’t remember all but the ways are well known in psychology. You can repress things, continue as earlier without not changing anything and so on.
    But I believe that you are right: if I reflect more deeply, I must have learned something about learning …it takes time to put the new to my old models and patterns

    PS. I met your teacher in Hämeenlinna 30.9. and told her that we are networked here. You have seen the program of Virpe 30.9 in Finnish sometu.ning I suppose?

  3. No, I hadn’t seen VIRPE, but now I have!

    Irmeli (sun äitis) brings such energy to everything she does, I immediately wanted to see what she was doing in the .ning

    It made for interesting reading. There were other familiar names among the participants and the discussions were relevant.

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