This week we covered reasons for using ICT in regards to assessment. I was interested to see that the 3 main things that were ICT was generally used for with assessing students was forms, quizzes and surveys. Immediately I thought back to the SAMR model and was curious as to why these were the most common ways of assessing students using ICT as to me these fall under substitution and augmentation where the use of a form, quiz or survey just takes the direct replacement of a written test.
Towards the end of the booklet there were other ways in which ICT could be used for assessment and they were ideas such as blogs and eportfolios that not only present the final product but can be used to show research and student work throughout the entire process of assessment. These ways I thought started to move up the scale in regards to the SAMR model and were more in the area of modification.
As I was reading the booklet I was waiting for ICT presentations to be brought up, such as glogster, and was surprised when they were not brought up. I believe that depending on the type of presentation that a student is creating these have the potential to be of the highest value of the SAMR scale at the redefinition stage.
I thought it was great that whilst I was reading about these ICT uses in assessment my mind was thinking further out of the box in the form of thinking about other ways that ICT can be used in regards to assessment but not only that how it would rate on the SAMR model and trying to think of ICTs that would fit in the redefinition category. I believe this shows how my learning is progressing and developing throughout this course.