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OLP 2017 Webinar: Lesson 7

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This lesson is part of the NFLRC Online Language Pedagogy Series designed for in-service teachers of world languages online.  The lesson is titled Tools and technologies for online assessment and presented by Erik Voss.

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Webinar slides

Overview of topics related to language assessment and technology

Chapelle, C. A., & Voss, E. (2016). 20 years of technology and language assessment in Language Learning & Technology. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 116–128.   http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2016/chapellevoss.pdf

Authoring Systems

Google Forms is an example of an authoring tool for developing self-grading quizzes for your students. These quizzes can be delivered through a link in an email or on a course website or distributed with through the Google Learning platform Google Classroom. The two links below provide more information on these tools.

Google Classroom
https://edu.google.com/k-12-solutions/classroom

Training for Google Tools
https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/training

Fluency Tutor for Google
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0S3GnWklc4&list=PLvSZbmGbKpCQnqq9mJX_76EP_HZyrk5D2&index=2

Item Types
Explore different item types online
http://www.owlts.com/samples/

Test Score Analysis
Visit Glenn Fulcher's website for Excel templates to analyze test scores and much more on language testing:
http://languagetesting.info/statistics/excel.html

For more information on using Excel to analyze test scores and the statistics used in these templates, see Testing in Language Programs: A Comprehensive Guide to English Language Assessment (2005) by J.D. Brown or Designing and Analyzing Language Tests (2011) by Nathan T. Carr.   

References  
Chapelle, C. A. & Voss, E. (2016). Utilizing technology in language assessment. In Shohamy, E. & I. Or (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Language and Education. Language testing and assessment (Vol. 7). Springer Press.

Godwin-Jones, R. (2001). Language testing tools and technologies. Language Learning & Technology, 5(2), 8–12.

Kessler, G. (2013). Authoring tools for language assessment. In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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