When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Neville Scarfe Building, Room 310
The University of British Columbia and Paragon Testing Enterprises are proud to sponsor the UBC-Paragon lecture series.
Talk in Tests: A Micro-analytic Perspective on Intimacy, Interaction and Affect in Computer-based Assessment
Bryan Maddox, PhD, University of East Anglia, U.K.
This lecture will examine the presence and status of talk in computer-based educational tests, and what it can tell us about embodied assessment performance and the ecology of testing situations. Learn how video-ethnographic methods can be used to capture “missing data” on talk and gesture that usually flies under the radar of conventional studies of assessment performance and validity. The lecture will present transcripts and video animations from real-life assessment events observed in the OECD Adult Skills Survey (PIAAC); allowing us to dig deep into the roles of the computer and interviewer in the management of the testing situation and to investigate the character of human-computer-human interaction. Finally, the potential of a micro-analytic approach to inform large-scale data analysis and machine learning will be discussed.