Authentic Learning and Assessment Resources

Authentic Learning and Assessment Resources

by Sylvia Currie -
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I'm sure we all have resources to share. To get us started I'm posting this list that Doug and Sandra created for us. (Thanks!)

Angelo, T. A. and Cross, P. (1993). Classroom assessment techniques: A handbook for college teachers. San Francisco. Jossey-Bass.

Angelo, T. (1999). Doing assessment as if learning matters most. AAHE Bulletin. Retrieved April 20, 2007 from

Brown, J.S., Collins, A., & Duguid,, P. Situated cognition and the culture of learning. Educational Researcher, 18(1), 32-42.

Campbell, W. E. & Smith, K.A. (1997). New paradigms for college teaching. Edina, MN: Interaction Book Company.

Collins, A. (1988). Cognitive apprenticeship and instructional technology. Cambridge, MA: BBN Labs Inc.

Dunn, L. (2007). Selecting methods of assessment. Retrieved April 19, 2007.

Durnham, M. & Rennell, R. (2002). Monday Virtual Records website. Retrieved January 4, 2010 from

Fink, L.D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Herrington, J., Reeves, T.C, & Oliver, J. (2010). A guide to authentic e-learning. New York: Routledge.

Huba, M.E. and Freed, J.E. (2000). Learner-centered assessment on college campuses. Needham Heights, MA¨allyn and Bacon.

Lebow, D. (1993). Constructivist values for instructional systems design: Five principles towards a new mindset. Educational Technology Research and Development, 41(3), 4-16.

Lombardi, M. (2007). Authentic learning for the 21st century: an overview. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. Retrieved on June 12, 2008

Mueller, J. (2006). Authentic Assessment Toolbox. Retrieved March 28, 2008 from

Newmann, F. M. & Wehlage, G. G. (2003). Five standards of authentic instruction. Educational Leadership, 50 (7), 8-12.

Randall, N., Roberts, T., & Rogers, S. (2005). Connected assessment: Getting real with authentic assessment online. Presented at the ETUG Spring Workshop on Educational Technologies, June.

Reeves, T.C, Herrington, J., & Oliver, J. (2002). Authentic activities and online learning. Presented at the Annual Conference of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Perth, Australia. Retrieved May 7, 2008 from

Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Retrieved June 10, 2008 from

University of Wisconsin-Stout (2007). Authentic assessment: Online assessment resources for teachers. Retrieved April 18, 2007 from

University of Connecticut. Choosing the right assessment tools, Retrieved April 19, 2007.

Van Oers, B. & Wardekker, K. (1999). On becoming an authentic learner: Semiotic activity in the early grades. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 31(2), 229-249.

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Handout: Creating Powerful Learning Experiences

by Sylvia Currie -
Creating Powerful Learning Experiences: Possibilities, Pitfalls and Promising Practices

This is a handout prepared by Doug Hamilton for a workshop at University of Northern British Columbia's Teaching and Learning Conference, August 27, 2008. It is organized like a workbook, and would be useful for developing your own workshop on authentic learning and assessment at your institutions.
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Re: Authentic Learning and Assessment - More Resources

by Sylvia Currie -
Some resources mentioned in our session today:

Sandra's examples:
Tool used to make the brainstorm image:
Other links:
A quote used in presentation was from this book:
  • Bain, Ken. "What the best college teachers do"