Miller, Hosack, and Lecheler win outstanding paper award at E-Learn conference

Outstanding Paper Award E-Learn 2013

Congratulations to LTML co-director Charles Miller and staff members Brad Hosack and Luke Lecheler on their outstanding paper award at the E-Learn 2013 world conference. Their paper, titled “The Avenue Platform: Redefining World Language E-Assessment,” focuses on the Avenue platform, designed and developed by faculty and staff in Learning Technologies, Educational Psychology, and the LT Media Lab at the University of Minnesota. Avenue is an innovative online performance assessment framework comprised of two environments: 1) AvenueASL, an e-assessment system for postsecondary American Sign Language learners, and 2) AvenueDHH, a progress-monitoring environment for reading, writing, and language development with deaf or hard-of-hearing students in grades K-8. In their paper, Miller, Hosack, and Lecheler present a description of these environments with the aim of challenging designers, researchers, teachers, and students to re-envision technology-mediated feedback, especially in the contexts of world language, reading, and writing development.